Open Thread: Latest Eagles Coaching Buzz
The latest on the Eagles’ search to find their new head coach.
10:02 — Howard Eskin reached out to Jon Gruden, who disputed Philly.com’s report.
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) January 8, 2016
8:13 — Gruden is interested in coaching the Eagles, according to Paul Domowitch. The Daily News columnist also said Doug Pederson was Jeffrey Lurie’s leading candidate among NFL assistant coaches before the search began. Here’s an excerpt from the story:
Gruden is doing his biennial return-to-coaching tire-kicking. Whether he’s serious this time or just needs his ego massaged still is unclear.
But a league source told the Daily News that he has informed Lurie, through an intermediary, that he is interested in the Eagles’ head-coaching job.
The source said that while Lurie likes and respects Gruden, who was the Eagles’ offensive coordinator in 1997-98, he has reservations about the ESPN Monday Night Football analyst’s ability/willingness to play nice with Roseman, who has returned to a seat of personnel power now that Chip Kelly is gone.
7:14 — The Eagles confirmed that they interviewed Ben McAdoo today.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 8, 2016
3:37 — A little news on the Chip Kelly front:
Former Eagles coach Chip Kelly visited w/Alabama staff earlier this week in Tuscaloosa — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 7, 2016
3:08 — Adam Gase is interviewing in Miami today. Rand Getlin provides an update:
12:29 — According to CSN Philly’s Reuben Frank, the Eagles have in fact not scheduled a second interview with Adam Gase.
A key excerpt from Frank’s report:
NFL Network reported Wednesday that the Eagles were so impressed with Gase after his first interview that they had already scheduled a second interview with him. But the source said no second interview has been planned yet with any candidate.
He said this doesn’t mean the Eagles weren’t impressed with Gase or they don’t consider him a good candidate. It just means they are planning to go through the process and interview several candidates once before regrouping – probably at the end of next week – and determining who to place on a short list of candidates for second interviews.
11:36 — Add another reportedly scheduled interview to the Eagles’ growing list.
Chiefs OC Doug Pederson will interview with the Eagles Sunday win or lose this weekend — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 7, 2016
11:20 — As Birds 24/7’s Tim McManus suggested earlier this week, the Eagles are interested in Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther.
10:28 — A new name has been tossed into the head coach candidate ring.
10:23 — After a report yesterday indicated the Dolphins would try to scoop up Adam Gase before the Eagles had a chance, a second report this morning claims otherwise.
Adam Gase will have to convince other people on Dolphins coach committee because he’s not their personal fave at start of the process. — Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) January 7, 2016