Open Thread: Fallout From the Pederson Pick
Now that the Eagles have their next head coach, more reports will likely circulate about who will be on Doug Pederson‘s staff. We’ll update this thread with news, reactions, and other relevant tweets.
5:03 — Brandt, who was in Green Bay with Pederson, recalled his positive memories about the former quarterback. Here’s an excerpt from his story:
I have known Doug for 15 years, back to when I was vice president of the Packers and he was our amiable, reliable and football-savvy backup quarterback. He was not only Brett Favre’s understudy (who never played); he was his best friend, his golf (scratch) and hunting partner, and his eyes and ears on the sideline. Doug was with Brett when we learned of Brett’s father’s passing; he handed Brett the phone to hear the news from wife Deanna. Doug’s presence on the team was good for Brett and good for the Packers.
12:30 — According to Jeff Skversky of 6 ABC, former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski was part of the team’s head coaching search committee.
— Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) January 15, 2016
11:20 — The Giants owner admitted the Eagles’ interest in Ben McAdoo sped up New York’s hiring of him.
Mara admits Giants “accelerated” the second interview with McAdoo due to the Eagles’ interest in him.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) January 15, 2016
11:18 — B-West added a few thoughts on potential coaches the Eagles could bring aboard.
I would think Shurmur, Duce and maybe even Juan will get a call — Brian Westbrook (@36westbrook) January 15, 2016
Juan has been one of the best O Line coaches in the league for a long time — Brian Westbrook (@36westbrook) January 15, 2016
11:00 — Eric Rowe apologized after retweeting a (NSFW) video of a fan ripping Chip Kelly.
I accidentally retweeted a video earlier today. I do not have any hard feelings towards Chip and apologize for putting that out there. — Eric Rowe (@EricRowe32) January 15, 2016
10:18 — Brian Westbrook with a few thoughts on where the Eagles should go from here.
The most important thing now is for Doug/ Howie/ Jeffery to build a great staff that can relate to the guys, teach and develop young players — Brian Westbrook (@36westbrook) January 15, 2016
I would pay close attention to the Coordinators that he hires and their ability to lead men — Brian Westbrook (@36westbrook) January 15, 2016
Starts with building thru the draft. — Brian Westbrook (@36westbrook) January 15, 2016
9:34 — Andrew Brandt mentions the financial relief the Eagles get with the 49ers hiring Chip.
Coaching contracts are guaranteed but with offset against future earnings. 49ers pay to Kelly deducted from Eagles financial obligation. — Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) January 15, 2016
8:07 — Jamaal Jackson has confidence in Chip’s future in San Francisco.
Congrats to Chip Kelly as well 49ers new HC. Had brief run but I’m sure things will be different this go round. Reunited with Gamble clutch. — Jamaal Jackson (@CenterStage67) January 15, 2016
6:35 — Ike Reese had several early morning thoughts about Pederson.
Like it or not, the Eagles got their main target! It was Doug Pederson the whole time. Let’s see who they surround him with coaching wise. — Ike Reese (@Ike58Reese) January 15, 2016
The other candidates weren’t the right fit for what they were looking for. After the Chip debacle, they wanted to do a complete 180. — Ike Reese (@Ike58Reese) January 15, 2016
I know what, I look forward to being around the Nova Care Complex more. Should have a “FAMILY” atmosphere again, I missed those days. — Ike Reese (@Ike58Reese) January 15, 2016
Save the outrage, we don’t know how Doug will do here! Get behind him like “some” of you got behind Chip blindly. — Ike Reese (@Ike58Reese) January 15, 2016
Need to know who will be the coordinators? And we’d better keep Dave Fipp!!!! Kept Harbaugh when he fired Ray Rhodes and that worked out. — Ike Reese (@Ike58Reese) January 15, 2016
5:50 — Adam Schefter details Chip’s new deal with the 49ers.
New 49ers’ HC Chip Kelly will be signing a 4-year, $24 million deal, according to a league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2016