I don’t have time to write up a lengthy post this morning, but there are a few things to discuss. We know Gus Bradley met with the Eagles yesterday. What we don’t know is how that went. I hope Gus nailed the interview and is now the clear favorite for the job. His Seahawks take on the Falcons today. That means we should all cheer for Atlanta.
May seem weird to cheer against your guy, but the sooner they lose, the sooner the Eagles could hire him. While there is no rush to get that done, there are a couple of advantages. A coach can begin putting his staff together and will have a bigger pool of people to choose from the earlier he gets the job. Second, you’d love the coach and some assistants to be able to go to the Senior Bowl and study players up close. That starts on Monday the 21st. Eagles scouts will be there no matter what, but you would love the coaching staff to be there as well.
Ideal scenario…Falcons win 4-3. A pair of safeties dooms Gus and his Seahawks, but the defense pitches a shutout.
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Chris Mortenson reported that Mike McCoy is the leading candidate for the Cardinals job. I don’t know if I fully buy that rumor, but hope it is true. McCoy is no longer a viable Eagles target so let’s hope the Cards go for him.
Greg Roman’s offense was awesome yesterday in the SF-GB game. Why isn’t he a candidate? Rumor around the league is that teams are concerned about Roman’s ability to lead a team. He’s had the most responsibility in the last few years, and that was “running” the offense. Clearly with Jim Harbaugh there, Roman isn’t truly running the offense. Harbaugh is very hands on. I would like the Eagles to have at least met with Roman. Couldn’t hurt, right? Maybe they’ll try to talk to him this week.
There is a lot of speculation that the Jaguars will now talk to Roman. His college roommate just became the GM for the Jags. They have some personnel who fits what he likes to do. Would make some sense. If teams think Roman to JAX is a done deal, they may stay away, but he did grow up as an Eagles fan. Who knows…maybe that’s what Lurie holds against him. I kid, I kid.
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Speaking of bad jokes…I gave out some awards to the 2012 Eagles. There is a mixture of reality and “comedy”.
Feel free to add some awards of your own.