Report: Eagles To Interview Seattle’s Fitterer
Another name has surfaced in the Eagles’ search for a personnel executive to assist Chip Kelly.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Seahawks director of college scouting Scott Fitterer is expected to interview for the position this week.
Fitterer began his stint with Seattle in 2001 as an area scout. He was promoted to his current position in 2010. In that time, the Seahawks have built the core of their current team with guys like Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner.
Here are a couple quotes from Fitterer on his drafting philosophy, courtesy of the Seahawks Web site:
“We break down each player from just a pure athletic standpoint at the beginning. We break down their game as it is now. Then we put them through the filter for our team – because we grade specifically for our team, we don’t grade for the NFL. So they have to fit our scheme.
“Pete [Carroll] and his staff have done a great job of telling us what exactly they’re looking for. And then some guys just have such a unique skill set that our coaches are great at adapting and letting players come in. If they think they can make plays, they’ll figure out a role for them. They’ll create a role if they have to.
“The flexibility of this staff is incredible that way.”
Fitterer, 41, was a scout with the New York Giants from 1998 to 2000.
He was a two-sport athlete in college, playing baseball and football at UCLA before finishing his career at LSU. Fitterer is a Seattle native.
He is the eighth person to be mentioned in connection with the Eagles’ opening.