Report: Jim Schwartz Set To Become DC

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According to Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks, the Eagles will make former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz their new defensive coordinator.

Schwartz was most recently defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills in 2014. When then-head coach Doug Marrone resigned, Schwartz was not retained.

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What They’re Saying About the Eagles

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The Eagles will introduce Doug Pederson as the team’s 23rd head coach at 2:00 this afternoon. Meanwhile, rumors continue to swirl about Pederson’s potential head coaching staff. We’ve put together a collection of Birds-related reading material to tide you over until this afternoon.

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Doug Pederson Officially Named Eagles Coach

Doug Pederson. (USA Today Sports)

Doug Pederson. (USA Today Sports)

The Eagles officially announced Doug Pederson as the team’s new head coach on Monday. Les Bowen of the Daily News first reported the expected hiring on Thursday, while Birds 24/7’s Tim McManus confirmed it soon thereafter.

Philadelphia couldn’t make it official until Kansas City was eliminated from the playoffs, which happened on Saturday as the Chiefs lost to the Patriots. The Eagles will introduce Pederson as the team’s head coach Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the NovaCare Complex.

“We are excited to introduce Doug Pederson as our new head coach,” Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said. “Doug is a strategic thinker, a compelling leader and communicator, and someone who truly knows how to get the best out of his players. All of these factors were what initially attracted us to Doug and we believe that he is the right man to help us achieve our ultimate goal.”

Pederson, who played for the Eagles in 1999, followed Andy Reid from Philadelphia to Kansas City in 2013. The Eagles’ former quarterbacks coach has been the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator for the last three seasons. Read more »

What They’re Saying About Doug Pederson

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Doug Pederson. (USA Today Sports)

It won’t be official until the Chiefs’ postseason run comes to an end, but Doug Pederson will be the Eagles’ next head coach.

Besides the oft-repeated basics — he used to play quarterback for the Eagles; he’s an Andy Reid disciple — there’s plenty left to learn about Pederson.

We’ve collected a decent amount of info on the Eagles’ new man-in-charge, for your reading pleasure.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: The Difference With Pederson

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The Eagles weren’t blown away by Doug Pederson, and there’s really no getting around that.

The story will come out nice and clean once it makes its way through the spin cycle: the team’s interest in other candidates was overstated; they had an eye towards Pederson the whole time; and in the end, they landed the guy that felt like the best fit. It will serve as a nice touch-up marker for an organization attempting to project an image of stability and success as they emerge from this turbulent multi-week coaching search.

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Report: Eagles To Pursue Doug Pederson As HC

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With the latest news, that Tom Coughlin has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Eagles’ head coaching vacancy, comes a new report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who says the Eagles will now turn their pursuit to Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson.

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Wake-Up Call: Will the Eagles Have To Settle?

Jeffrey Lurie. (Jeff Fusco)

Jeffrey Lurie. (Jeff Fusco)

The day after Jeffrey Lurie fired Chip Kelly on a Tuesday night with one game left in the season, the Eagles owner said he wanted to give his team an advantage over other franchises who would seek a new head coach.

“I wanted to get a jump start on our head coaching search and I knew already what we were going to do,” Lurie said. “I thought having six extra days was pretty important, because as you know, it’s a chaotic, rushed schedule when you’re looking for a head coach.”

From the outside looking in, however, it doesn’t appear that head start did the Eagles any good. Seventeen days removed from the Kelly firing, Lurie is down to four candidates whom the team confirmed they interviewed. Read more »

Report: Tom Coughlin Meeting With 49ers Tuesday

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According to multiple reports, Tom Coughlin is meeting with the San Francisco 49ers about their head coaching vacancy.

The 49ers fired Jim Tomsula after he went 5-11 in his first year at the helm.

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What They’re Saying About The Eagles

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Two weeks after firing Chip Kelly, the Eagles still lack a head coach. Here’s what local and national media are saying about Jeffrey Lurie‘s coaching search, the Eagles’ draft prospects, and more.

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