Gase in the Lead?

Posted: January 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 374 Comments »

The Eagles interviewed Adam Gase on Tuesday. There were no interviews on Wednesday, but there was plenty of news on the coaching front.

Gase was in Cleveland on Wednesday to interview with the Browns. He is now set to go to Miami.

Although the Eagles didn’t have any interviews on Wednesday, that doesn’t mean the team didn’t do some work on the coaching situation. The team seems to be really focusing in on Gase.

And then there was this.

I don’t know Darren or anything about him so I can’t vouch for the quality of his information. He’s not saying anything that sounds too crazy so I felt like it was worth sharing.

There are some reports that the Dolphins covet Gase and will do what they can to hire him and keep him from returning to Philly. I think they would have to make him an incredible offer for Gase to say yes to them. That isn’t a bad job, but it is hardly compelling and Gase is a hot candidate.

Paul Domowitch reported that the Eagles primary target was going to be Sean Payton, but the Saints decided to keep him around. That eliminates an opening, but also takes away a key option. With Payton out of the picture, the Eagles might have decided that Gase is now their primary option.

Jeff McLane reported that the Eagles are going to interview Teryl Austin and Doug Marrone.

The Eagles haven’t confirmed any other interviews, although they are reportedly set to meet with Jaguars assistant and former Bills head coach Doug Marrone and Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin later this week.

There was also a report that the Eagles have interest in interviewing Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, although an NFL source said the team has yet to reach out. Koetter also interviewed for the Eagles job three years ago.

Austin is absolutely worth interviewing. He has coached in Super Bowls with three different teams. He has run a good Detroit defense for the past two years. Austin has coached with several big college programs. He has been exposed to different schemes, styles and ideas.

*** UPDATE – Apparently the Eagles are not going to talk to Marrone. ***

Marrone is a complicated subject. I was a big fan of his in 2013.

DOUG MARRONE – Who? Currently the HC at Syracuse. Marrone has had that job for 4 years and is 25-25. That may not sound like much, but you need to understand just how bad Syracuse was when he got there. Syracuse was 3-9 in 2008 with the #114 offense (almost dead last) and the #100 defense. The year before they were 2-10 with the #114 offense and #111 defense. Prior to that the team was 4-8 (no rankings available). Syracuse had become one of the worst programs in the nation. Marrone rebuilt the program one day at a time, one player at a time. He didn’t put in a gimmicky offense. He didn’t load up on junior college players. He didn’t get hold of some elite recruit. Marrone did things in a patient, sustainable way.

Marrone was an OL for Syracuse back in the 80s, when the program was good. He tried to carve out an NFL career, but after 3 years gave that up and turned to coaching. He got in on the ground floor. His first 3 stops were Cortland, the Coast Guard Academy, and Northeastern. Marrone then got a job at Georgia Tech on George O’Leary’s staff. He worked with a young graduate assistant named Bill O’Brien and they became best friends over time. Marrone hit the NFL in 2002 as the OL coach for Herm Edwards and the Jets.

In 2006 Sean Payton got the HC job in New Orleans and hired Marrone to be his OC. That’s a huge move. Hiring an OL coach that you’ve never worked with to come help run your offense…that tells you that Marrone had built a strong reputation around the NFL. Marrone helped run the Saints offense for 3 years and the team had a lot of success on that side of the ball. He then left for Syracuse after the 2008 season.

Marrone is a real interesting candidate. He was part of a dynamic offensive coaching staff in New Orleans. They turned Drew Brees from good QB to record-setter. I can’t stress enough how Marrone’s ability to rebuild Syracuse is incredibly impressive. Former coach Greg Robinson was a complete disaster. Marrone developed talented players on offense and defense. He also brought discipline to the program. Marrone lost a few star players to off-field issues. He put the program above the players. And Marrone took QB Ryan Nassib and developed him from marginal college player to NFL prospect. Nassib threw for 3,753 yards and 26 TDs this year.

I love the fact that Marrone has time in college and the pros. He knows how to teach football to low level players and stars. He understands the grind of the NFL. Marrone has been part of a successful staff and has shown that he can win on his own. If you watched the Syracuse bowl game this year, you could see them running plays that the Saints used to run with Reggie Bush. Syracuse won their bowl game. They finished the year 8-5 and were 19th in offense and 44th in defense. Compare those numbers to when Marrone got there.

I think Marrone qualifies as a leader and a builder. He has the NFL background that you want. He can develop QBs. Ideally you’d love someone who won more games at the college level, but I think that is nullified by the fact the program was at rock bottom and that he didn’t go for the quick fix. Marrone did things the right way. The big question with him is if you think he can be a great NFL coach and also fit. Does he have the right personality for your organization?

Marrone was hired by Buffalo. He went 6-10 and then 9-7. Things seemed great. Then he resigned, hoping to get the Jets job, which was a dream of his.

That didn’t happen. An article in the NY Daily News is credited with hurting his candidacy. That is an incredibly negative piece and it is completely one-sided. If you talk to enough people about any GM or coach, you could write up a nasty piece on them.

Still, even his biggest supporters would have to admit there is some truth in that piece. Marrone is a fiery guy. Consider this story.

Marrone and team officials were seen shouting at each other on a practice field within earshot of players before final cuts were made last week, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Reportedly, Marrone and director of player personnel Jim Monos got into a loud argument which included several f-bombs before general manager Doug Whaley and president Russ Brandon tried to break it up. However, things only escalated with Marrone and Brandon screaming at each other, with the tension concluding by Marrone saying “go ahead and fire me.”

Marrone can coach. But he has some baggage. You also have to understand he learned from Bill Parcells and Sean Payton. Those are fiery, in-your-face coaches. I’m sure Marrone would do some things differently this time around.

He is worth talking to, but you’d have to ask some tough questions.

It sounds like the Eagles like Adam Gase. Whether the above report is true and they’ve offered him the job or they just want a second interview, this is serious interest. He is my favorite of the assistant coaches. I think he would be a very good hire.


I think this is a good thing.

I wrote about McAdoo here. He got Eli Manning to change the way he played and post good numbers in a completely new system. I’ll always pay attention when a young coach can get a veteran player to change his game. That tells you he is a good communicator and motivator.


In regard to both Gase and McAdoo…both have had success with multiple QBs. We don’t know if the Eagles will have Sam Bradford, some other veteran or a rookie, but the new coach is going to need to get good QB play from someone who isn’t likely to be an elite player. There is real value in hiring a coach who has a good track record with QBs.


Tyler Aston wrote up some thoughts on Bengals DC Paul Guenther. His conclusion:

Paul Guenther isn’t a homerun candidate. You’re not going to win “shiniest new toy” for hiring him. But he’ a local guy (which Lurie seems to value), with head coaching experience, a diverse background, has paid his dues, can work with “big personality” players, and comes from a team with a strong defensive identity. The Eagles don’t need to win the press conference. They don’t need a big ego. They need a well-rounded coach. Paul Guenther fits that criteria.

I’m less enthusiastic about Guenther. I think he could be a good candidate in the future. I just don’t see anything great or compelling about him. If he has the Bengals defense playing at a high level for several years, that changes things. Right now he’s riding one terrific season.

I’d much rather have someone like Jim Schwartz than Guenther.


374 Comments on “Gase in the Lead?”

  1. 1 Laguna Eagle said at 11:12 PM on January 6th, 2016:

    Wild Gase Chase?

  2. 2 ChoTime said at 9:04 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Extra credit for changing up the vowel sound and thus extending all of our possibilities!

  3. 3 Jamie Parker said at 11:17 PM on January 6th, 2016:

    This is the first I’ve heard that about Gase. Surprised no one else has said anything, which makes you think about the validity.

  4. 4 anon said at 11:18 PM on January 6th, 2016:

    he had a tweet talking about he knew the fam.

  5. 5 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:39 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    He gave an interview on philly radio half hour ago

  6. 6 anon said at 11:17 PM on January 6th, 2016:

    This is stupid, we can’t even have a consistent coach, 3 coaches in 5 yrs

    — Lavonte David (@LavonteDavid54) January 7, 2016

    Outside looking in, y’all wouldn’t understand how great of a coach/person he is

    — Lavonte David (@LavonteDavid54) January 7, 2016

    I guess yall got what you been asking for smh #bs

    — Lavonte David (@LavonteDavid54) January 7, 2016

  7. 7 anon said at 11:17 PM on January 6th, 2016:

    Didn’t see anything like when which chip got axed.

  8. 8 Insomniac said at 11:34 PM on January 6th, 2016:

    Yup just more leaks about how the locker room was split on Chip.

  9. 9 The original AG said at 11:38 PM on January 6th, 2016:

    I agree. He was there 2 seasons.

  10. 10 Media Mike said at 5:11 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Smith would be a good DC candidate.

  11. 11 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:25 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Ghandi is a great person too, should he be the new Eagles coach? As if we arent soft enough already lol

  12. 12 Joe Minx said at 11:26 PM on January 6th, 2016:

    I can more or less corroborate this. This is what I was referring to the other day but AC kind of let the cat out of the bag in the last thread. I know his wife; we went to school together back in the 90s when her dad was on Rhodes’ staff. She really liked it here & I figured she’d probably love to come back to the area. And we all know who actually makes these decisions (it’s never the husband, guys.)

    As long as the dollars & cents line up & assuming this interest on the part of the Eagles is real I would expect this to get done in short order.

  13. 13 John Galt said at 11:37 PM on January 6th, 2016:

    So free tix on Joe minx for all the iggles blitzers once the gase era gets underway?

  14. 14 Joe Minx said at 11:58 PM on January 6th, 2016:

    Haha, I wish.

  15. 15 AsianEagle said at 4:12 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Happy wife… happy life 😉

  16. 16 eagleyankfan said at 7:34 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    While it’s exciting to hear such a pairing (coach wants to be in Philly and Philly wants him) — that last paragraph can be written for any coach, for any team. It’s also exciting to see someone where with ties. Good stuff.

  17. 17 RobNE said at 8:50 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    this sounds good but liking a city when you are say 18 is a lot different than being the wife of the Eagles coach (for good and bad). I would think the best situation to be HC > city I liked 20 years ago.

    I know you aren’t saying this is the deciding factor, I’m just saying if say he thinks Giants is a better situation then that will likely happen.

  18. 18 ChoTime said at 9:06 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Now I want Gase just because we have an inside source.

  19. 19 RobNE said at 9:08 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    hope this turns out better than our source who lived next to Earl Wolff

  20. 20 Gian GEAGLE said at 9:13 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    If the Eagles hire Gase, we should hear it announced Saturday around 5pm..

  21. 21 bdbd20 said at 1:09 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    So, no interview with Pederson?

    Is all this Saturday 2nd interview stuff just to negotiate the contract?

  22. 22 Gian GEAGLE said at 6:00 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Not sure…. The Darren deGaetano cat claims that the Eagles have offere him the job, he is mulling it over and from the Eagles poïnt of view Saturday was just a formality and that we could hear Gase announced as the new HC Saturday night….. Whether this dude knows wtf he is talkimg about or not, I have no idea,… I’m not even familiar with his media work or reputation..
    If his reports are true, then I would assume scheduling an interview with peterson is a contingency in case Gase doesn’t sigń on to be our coach on Saturday, basically continuing the interview process, but if Gase accepts the jpb Saturday, obviously all the other interviews would be cancelled..
    But for all I know DeGaetano’s report is about aw accurate as an Eliot Shorr “Hack” Parks report, and all this turns out to be false… So I really don’t know what to think, or what to believe.
    I’m confused about Bradfords future, the coaching hire, and the GM mess. The well respected Chris Mortenson claims 99% sure that we will
    Hire a GM, but LUrie claims we won’t hire a GM and we are just interviewing guys to fill Marynowitz job, who original replaced Tom Gamble, non of which ever had the GM label… So is respected Mortenson being 99% sure about hiring a GM full of shit?
    I don’t know what to think about anything right now,.,I don’t know who to listen to, who to ignore…. Hopefully we get answers soon

  23. 23 Insomniac said at 11:34 PM on January 6th, 2016:

    So Lovie Smith needs a job..

  24. 24 George said at 11:36 PM on January 6th, 2016:

    not here please…tampa 2 is so outdated

  25. 25 Jamie Parker said at 1:53 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    I didn’t know it was like computer hardware.

  26. 26 laeagle said at 1:59 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    kind of like the wishbone = Timex computer

  27. 27 BlindChow said at 2:03 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    LURIE: Why should we hire you as head coach?

    LOVIE SMITH: Get this… *leans in real close* …the Tampa 3

  28. 28 AsianEagle said at 2:46 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Lol that’s hilarious

  29. 29 John Galt said at 11:38 PM on January 6th, 2016:

    I think he has head coached his last NFL game. Good guy, but the game has passed him by

  30. 30 anon said at 12:05 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    yup, it was all good just 3 years ago. be nice if he spent that year working on his scheme game, but you cant just roll that tampa 2 out for 20 years

  31. 31 JB said at 12:44 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    The Tampa 2 would still work great… With Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp in their prime.

  32. 32 Corry said at 7:02 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    I think Fletcher Cox could do a reasonable Warren Sapp impression on the field. I hope he’s never like him off the field though…..

  33. 33 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 12:41 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    I think he deserved another year. They were a mess when he took over and now they at least look like they were trending up.

    3 HCs in 5 years for Tampa

  34. 34 Corry said at 7:00 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    I don’t want him as a head coach but as a defensive coordinator, I’d be on board. The Tampa 2 works with the right pieces and I think we have some of them.

    I also believe his Bears defenses were regularly in the top half of the league in forced turnovers. Also, he went to the Super Bowl with Rex Grossman as his QB.

  35. 35 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:27 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    No interest in Lovie…

  36. 36 CrackSammich said at 10:49 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Crazy what Urlacher in his prime will do for your defensive stats.

  37. 37 JB said at 12:41 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Darren Degaetano’s top tweets:

    Doesn’t scream “I have impeccable sources”

  38. 38 anon said at 12:54 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    might have been on to something regarding chip wanting to get out of his k last year

  39. 39 BlindChow said at 1:01 AM on January 7th, 2016:


  40. 40 bdbd20 said at 7:49 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Yeah. Lot of writers looked bad on that one.

    A few Philly guys even said that they thought it might happen, but really didn’t believe the club would release him without getting something back.

  41. 41 ChoTime said at 9:07 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Not to mention 99% of commentors.

  42. 42 P_P_K said at 10:55 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    All it took was a head coach at the bottom 1% of the intelligence scale.

  43. 43 laeagle said at 1:59 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    I can’t believe no one’s hit on this yet, but…

    …we are now in the midst of the Gase Race.

  44. 44 Baloophi said at 2:08 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Buckle up…

  45. 45 laeagle said at 2:25 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    It’s on…

  46. 46 ChoTime said at 9:09 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Digging deeper…

  47. 47 Baloophi said at 4:16 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    That was pretty much me on a red-eye over the holidays…

  48. 48 Howie Littlefinger said at 4:39 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    1.12DL Fletcher Cox Mississippi State from SEA2.14LB Mychal Kendricks California 2.28DL Vinny Curry Marshall from GB3.25QB Nick Foles Arizona from HOU4.28DB Brandon Boykin Georgia from GB5.18OL Kelly Dennis Purdue 6.24WR Marvin McNutt Iowa from DEN6.30OL Brandon Washington Miami from NE7.22RB Bryce Brown Kansas State from ATL (Asante Samuel) 20111.23OL Danny Watkins Baylor 2.22DB Jaiquawn Jarrett Temple 3.26DB Curtis Marsh Utah State from BAL4.19LB Casey Matthews Oregon fom TB4.23K Alex Henery Nebraska 5.18RB Dion Lewis Pittsburgh from SD5.30OL Julian Vandervelde Iowa from NYJ6.26OL Jason Kelce Cincinnati from BAL6.28LB Brian Rolle Ohio State from NE7.34LB Greg Lloyd Connecticut compensatory pick7.37RB Stanley Havili compensatory pick 20101.13LB Brandon Graham Michigan from SF through DEN2.05DB Nate Allen South Florida from WAS3.22DL Daniel Te’o-Nesheim Washington 4.07DB Trevard Lindley Kentucky from CLE4.23LB Keenan Clayton Oklahoma 4.24QB Mike Kafka Northwestern from GB4.27TE Clay Harbor Missouri State from DAL5.03LB Ricky Sapp Clemson from TB through CLE5.28WR Riley Cooper Florida from SD6.31RB Charles Scott Louisiana State from IND7.13LB Jamar Chaney Mississippi State from DEN through DET7.36DL Jeff Owens Georgia Compensatory Pick7.37DB Kurt Coleman Ohio State Compensatory Pick 20091.19WR Jeremy Maclin Missouri from TB through CLE2.21RB LeSean McCoy Pittsburgh 5.17TE Cornelius Ingram Florida from NYJ5.21DB Victor Harris Virginia Tech 5.23OL Fenuki Tupou Oregon from NE6.21WR Brandon Gibson Washington State 7.04OL Paul Fanaika Arizona State from SEA7.21LB Moise Fokou Maryland 20082.16DL Trevor Laws Notre Dame from MIN2.18WR DeSean Jackson California 3.17LB Bryan Smith McNeese State 4.10OL Mike McGlynn Pittsburgh from CAR4.18DB Quintin Demps Texas-El Paso from MIN4.32DB Jack Ikegwuonu Wisconsin compensatory pick6.18OL Mike Gibson California 6.34LB Joe Mays North Dakota State compensatory pick6.37LB Andy Studebaker Wheaton compensatory pick7.23OL King Dunlap Auburn from SEA 20072.04QB Kevin Kolb Houston from CLE through DAL2.25DL Victor Abiamiri Notre Dame 3.23LB Stewart Bradley Nebraska from DAL3.26RB Tony Hunt Penn State 5.22DB C.J. Gaddis Clemson from DAL5.25TE Brent Celek Cincinnati 6.27DB Rashad Barksdale Albany, N.Y. 7.26RB Nate Ilaoa Hawaii 20061.14DL Brodrick Bunkley Florida State 2.07OL Winston Justice Southern California from TEN; trade 2006 2.13, 4.193.07LB Chris Gocong Cal Poly from NYJ; trade 2006 3.12, 7.124.02OL Max Jean-Gilles Georgia from NO; trade 2006 4.11 and DT Hollis Thomas4.12WR Jason Avant Michigan from GB; trade 2006 4.18, 6.16 (through STL; trade 2006 3.29, also received 6.14)5.14WR Jeremy Bloom Colorado 5.35LB Omar Gaither Tennessee compensatory pick6.35DL LaJuan Ramsey Southern California compensatory pick

  49. 49 Eagles News: Walter Thurmond unsure if he'll be back in Philadelphia - said at 6:20 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    […] Gase in the Lead? – Iggles BlitzIn regard to both Gase and McAdoo…both have had success with multiple QBs. We don’t know if the Eagles will have Sam Bradford, some other veteran or a rookie, but the new coach is going to need to get good QB play from someone who isn’t likely to be an elite player. There is real value in hiring a coach who has a good track record with QBs. […]

  50. 50 GermanEagle said at 6:27 AM on January 7th, 2016:

  51. 51 Bert's Bells said at 7:02 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Trade for Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson and DeSean Jackson!

  52. 52 GermanEagle said at 7:12 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Yeah, funny.
    I just find it hilarious that there’s such a huge Eagles fanbase that seem to think that DeSean sucks and that he wouldn’t make a difference here again.

  53. 53 Bert's Bells said at 7:32 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    He’s a good player. I’d be very surprised if he put up good numbers into his 30s, but right now he’d help any offense.

  54. 54 eagleyankfan said at 7:44 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    I don’t think he sucks. When fired, I trusted CK in that DJ is a distraction. Do those stats support DJ is great? Or had an impact? Let’s look at some other numbers. Reed had 1 TD in the first 4 games. Got hurt for 2 games. He returned week 7. Since then — 11 TD’s to finish the season. I know it’s great to put up stats and claim they are all DJ’s. But I can make the same case for Reed as the difference maker and not DJ. (I’m not saying he stinks or your wrong, I’m just throwing out other numbers).

  55. 55 xmbk said at 7:45 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    He’s clearly not worth 11 mill/year. Most qb’s suffer when they lose one of their prime targets, because of the dropoff to a #4 and lack of familiarity. No doubt Jackson has some skills, also no doubt he wasn’t worth what they were paying him.

  56. 56 ChoTime said at 9:11 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Often you have to “overpay” for talent. I emphasize the word because if the market forces you to pay that much, it’s not actually overpaying. The extra money that we wouldn’t want to spend is now being used on Cooper and Murray, where it is completely wasted.

  57. 57 xmbk said at 12:10 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Easy to say that it’s wasted on Cooper and Murray. Is it wasted if it paid for Sproles and Barwin? Overpay is overpay. If you had to choose, Maclin would have been a much better option for “overpaying”.

  58. 58 Howie Littlefinger said at 6:27 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    He doesn’t suck but he would often disappear in games. Even more so in important games or when the game was on the line.

    Hes a home run hitter who has a hard time getting on base. Boom or bust

  59. 59 xmbk said at 7:41 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    So Buffalo is another good example of how conflicts between coach and front office lead to excessive negative press reports? Lurie worries too much about that crap. Worry about winning. I hope it wasn’t true that a Christmas party during the week they were playing to get into the playoffs was a big deal to him – or even any deal at all. He and Wormtongue Roseman have a lot to prove this year. When Dan Snyder’s organization starts to look better run than yours, it’s trouble.

  60. 60 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:22 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Just heard An interview with Darren on the Radio. He called Saturday’s second meeting a Formality, at least on the Eagles part and that we should hear Gase Hired as Eagle coach Saturday night..
    He claims his sources come from the Gase family, and that we have offered him the job and he is currently discussing it with his family.
    True? False? Who knows…

  61. 61 RobNE said at 8:44 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    still he has interviews with Dolphins and Giants this week too. Dolphins, not a great move but Giants?

    I’m a little worried about getting the “hot” coordinator candidate. As we’ve all discussed coordinating and being HC are different. I also think it just seems like the better HC’s have defensive backgrounds.

    I’ll get on board, but this is my concern for now.

  62. 62 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:58 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    I hear you,… I don’t know enough about any candidate to be able to celebrate the eventual hiring… Just gotta keep an open mind and hope we got it right.
    I love defensive football much more than Offense, and have always loved defensive coaches.
    What I wanted to see is a hire that will keep Shurmur at OC,, a defensive coach probably gave me the Best odds of that .. I prefer Shurmur designing our offense because he already knows what our players strengths and weakness are and he has a unique perspective that can keep some of the good chip brought to philly in place… Id like to see Shurmur blend pro and chip kelly offense and tailor it to everything Braford does well
    With Gase as the coach, not sure he would keep Shurmur in place, and im Not sure who that would make,SAM view staying in Philly

  63. 63 eagleyankfan said at 9:27 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    I wonder if McAdoo has a chance to blow them away in an interview.

  64. 64 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:40 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Possibly… He is allegedly a great west coast offense coach… But if the Giants DONT make him their HC, I don’t know who thre top option would be

  65. 65 EaglesGameBalls said at 8:47 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    False what the Hell does Darren. know. THe only person who knows is Jeffrey Laurie. Gase is going to go to Tampa.

  66. 66 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:25 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Give me a Bradford extension, and I’ll support any coach they hire
    No matter who we hire, good chance we won’t spend the next 3 years exclusively Linning up in Shotgun… I call that progress.

  67. 67 GermanEagle said at 8:33 AM on January 7th, 2016:


  68. 68 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:37 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    It also helps to have a coach that doesn’t judge games by how many plays we were able to run
    A coach who cares more about audibling into THE RIGHT PLAY, instead of wanting to snap the ball as fast as possible
    A coach who makes corrections on the field, instead of letting players make mistakes and not correcting them til the class room
    I like not having Trashy players on this team, but chip took it to extremes. I look forward to a coach who won’t take takent like CB Marcus Peters and the honey Badger off our draft boards,

    I feel like someone who has just come to the realization that I just spent the past 3 years being a member of a cult lol … Live and learn I guess

  69. 69 GermanEagle said at 8:44 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Oh well, the honey badger. Still my wet dream…

  70. 70 bdbd20 said at 9:29 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Not sure Mathieu works anywhere else. Patrick Peterson was a big factor in his maturity.

    If not for PP, we may have another Manziel on our hands.

  71. 71 anon said at 11:09 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    that sounds like my boy shurmur

  72. 72 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:14 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I wish they would give Shurmur and Bradford one year audition with Continuity from this past season, and after the year, we can decide to commit Longterm or break ties
    Unless you have a QB on a rookie contracts he is going to cost big money moving forward. Think a Franchise Tag is worth keeping him Off the open market, paying for some team continuity and another season to evaluate SAM and see if his body can hold up. It also gives us another year to further sell him on Philly, especially if Shurmur gets fired and we have all new coache.. Franchise Tag pays to see how SAM and the next coaching staff work together.
    Today, I know that SAM is the QB who we can realistically get, that will give us the best chance to win next year. A rookie womt be better than SAM in year two as an Eagle… I am sold on SAM being the guy I want leading us the next 4 years… The only thing I can’t be 100% sold on is his body yet… But to make such an expensive Longterm committment, I think It’s worth paying a ton for SAM on the Franchise Tag so that we can evaluate him one more year before making such an expensive commitment,, SAM proved his body could handle the rigors of a season this year. if SAM can build on it and play 15 or 16 games for us next year, after two full seasons of good health, Id feel way more comfortable making a Longterm commitment to him..
    Unless SAM is going to give us a discount, and sigń a contract that pays him like 16mil a year for 5 years that we can get out of after a 2-3 years, Im at the point that I would rather pay big money for one year of the Franchise Tag, and if he proves to be as good as I THNK he is, then next offseason Id e comfortable making the expensive commitment it takes to extend him before he hits the open market… Hopefully another year growing with our players, and playing for the next coaching staff sells him on Philly, while another year of good health sells philly on Bradford
    The Tag is expensive as hell. But this is such a crucial decision, that it’s worth the money… We aren’t winning the Super Bowl next year, and we can wait a year to pay Cox if need be, so paying for the franchise Tag for one year ISNT the end of the world.. Especially for a team that should learn its lesson that it’s a mistake to think you can buy a winner in free agency
    I don’t even want us to sign more than a free agent or two, so it’s not the end of the world if we have to tie up cap space for one year of taggin SAM. It’s such a Huge commitment/decision that for me, I’m starting to feel like Tagging him for a year, is smarter than committing to a big Longterm contract right now, before even knowing how he will look with the next coaching staff. collect another season worth of Intel before making the commitment it would take to keep him here for the next 5 years….hard to give him a big extension without even knowing how he fits with the next coach and his system..
    tag SAM, pay big money to further evaluate him and make a more informed decision on his eagle future after next season
    IMO losing Bradford this offseason would be a huge mistake we live to regret

  73. 73 EaglesGameBalls said at 8:47 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    They arent bringing back Sam Bradford. Mark my words. Mark this post. They dont have the money and they have WAY too many problem areas. Sanchez will be the QB next year.

  74. 74 EaglesGameBalls said at 8:45 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Someone pointed this out in a reply to me earlier. I just wanted to point it out myself because I get goose bumps thinking about how right I was 6 months ago.

    Another prediction..get your money out of stocks in your 401k and into cash. You REALLY need to listen to me on this one….


    EaglesGameBalls 6 months ago

    The Eagles are scum. They get rid of DJAX and then smear him. Then they bring in a druggie and re-up a blatant racist. Chip Kelly has dropped a huge turd on this organization. I won’t respect the Eagles until Chipper is kicked out. Hopefully it is at the end of this season because I really do love the Eagles. But Chip Kelly is not the answer. They are going to go 4-12

  75. 75 Aaron said at 8:50 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    coop are a racist, he got drunk and shot his pie hole off, you’re a complete scumbag, with no parental upbringing, go back to bed you milf

  76. 76 EaglesGameBalls said at 8:51 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    You are defending Riley Cooper? I hated that dude after he let Michael Vick get intercepted in the end zone in the playoffs against the Packers. If you like Riley Cooper your parents sucked.

  77. 77 Aaron said at 8:52 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    get up in the morning and have you a cup of toilet water

  78. 78 EaglesGameBalls said at 8:52 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    I have a 6 year old kid and that is something he would say. What’s wrong with you? Have you ever been to see a psychiatrist?

  79. 79 Gary Barnes said at 9:35 AM on January 7th, 2016:


  80. 80 EaglesGameBalls said at 5:14 PM on January 8th, 2016:

    You are defending a blatant racist who sucks at football!

  81. 81 Bert's Bells said at 9:38 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    If being right less than half time meant anything you and GEAGLE could be kings of the internet.

  82. 82 EaglesGameBalls said at 11:45 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    I am right a lot more than that bro.

  83. 83 Bert's Bells said at 12:35 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Do you keep a scorecard so you can brag when you call WIP?

    “Yo Howard, I toll youze Marcus Smith is a bum an’ dem smoovies ‘uld give Celek da runs.”

  84. 84 A_T_G said at 12:40 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Well, if we are going back and taking stock…

  85. 85 Howie Littlefinger said at 6:32 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Troll can’t even troll I feel like we have the lamest one on the internet. Oh Well

  86. 86 Howie Littlefinger said at 6:32 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I would trade him for trent richardson lololo

  87. 87 EaglesGameBalls said at 5:13 PM on January 8th, 2016:

    He did lose his job though. Not sure what you aren’t getting at.

  88. 88 A_T_G said at 5:15 PM on January 8th, 2016:

    Mostly the poop eating.

  89. 89 Gian GEAGLE said at 8:49 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    PFF ranked Jenkins the #1 safety this year…. Problem is jenkins says that he is much better in a 3-4, than he is in a 4-3 where he has to worry about more run fits instead of using his ability in coverage… jenkins said he had his best years in our 3-4
    Hopefully whatever defense we transition to, our top defenders figure out a way to produce in the new defense

    I don’t want to lose Thurmond. PAY THAT MAN! A quality DB who can play Safety, corner and slot corner at a high leve, PAY THAT MAN!!!!!
    Ideally we could keep Nolan and Walt, Probably not likely….
    Hopefully our Front office remembers that they couldn’t find an adequate safety for almost a decade, the same people who couldnt find a safetyl,are now back in Charge,,,
    Idealy Walt, Jenk, Nolan, ROWE, JaCorey, Denzel rice and Maragos are all back next year along with adding a solid DB in the draft…

  90. 90 EaglesGameBalls said at 8:53 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    who cares. shut up and go get a job!

  91. 91 FairOaks said at 10:45 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    If Jenkins is better in a 3-4 where he doesn’t need to worry about the run as much, that might go doubly for Thurmond. If we go back to the 4-3, we might want more of a traditional safety for at least one of the spots, especially if Thurmond gets a very attractive offer from elsewhere and it would be expensive to keep him. Jenkins is a pretty significant cap hit already — might be one or the other. If we stay in a 3-4, it would be tough to lose that pairing since they did play well.

  92. 92 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:37 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Yes but even in that scenario, Id want to keep Thurmond. kid makes plays and you won’t be able to find many players that can literally play every position in the secondary at a solid level…. Even if we don’t want Thurmond to be a starting Safety, I would hope we can keep him..
    But Ultimately, As long as we keep one of the two, I’ll be happy. Can’t lose both Nolan AND Walt..
    For me, I think ideally keeping our secondary in place and add a DB every year in the draft to build depth is my best case scenario. Unfortunately keeping both Nolan and Thurmond probably isn’t realistic, but I’d be pissed if we lost both. I think both Nolan and Thurmonds best Eagke football is still ahead of them
    Max didn’t have as bad Of a year as we make it out to be.. He started the season so bad, that I don’t think we ever gave him the credit he deserved when he got it together and had some solid games.. Ultimately he didn’t live up to his contract this year.. But I still have hope That he will be a solid corner for us, And I look forward to a DC who will use Maxwell to the best of his abilities, instead of a HC who insists that the DC fun press man, single high safety… I’m hoping Maxwell can flourish under a DC who has the freedome to run whatever scheme he thinks will bring out the best in our DBs..
    Id like to keep our entire starting Defense in place, and let the new Regime start adding new Backups at each position to build depth and hopefully hit on a few guys who will end up being better than our starters… I’m just not sure how much of our starting defense we can keep in place.. My boy Cedrick Thornton is as good as gone… Hopefully we don’t lose both walt and Nolan.. And it would really suck to lose Vinny
    I think the defense we have in place today would improve just by switching to a HC who’s won’t put so much pressure on our defense…for example, earlier this season Our defense was carrying us while chips offense was a complete mess, when defense is the strength of your team, and the offense is struggling, running fast tempo for an entire game is so flat out stupid… When your defense is the strength of the team, you need to slow it down, put a heavy emphasis in time Of possession.. If the defense needs to carry the offense, you can’t put extra pressure on the defense going 3 and out in 50 seconds on offense..
    Very curious to find out how good this defense can be when you remove the stress chips offense put on them, and when you remove Chips press man, single high safety demands and let the DC run whatever schemes our defenders can execute the best… If you arent getting top 10 QB play, you have to make Defense, and ball control run game the strength of our team, along with a quality ST…. Either chip was too stupid to understand this(doubtful) or is ego kept him from doing what was best for us..

  93. 93 anon said at 11:07 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    max is back, i think i’m ok wih losing Nolan, although sadly we didn’t really need maxwell, i’d be fine w/ Nolan and Rowe (i’ve gone 180 on Rowe).

  94. 94 James Skip Carl said at 6:16 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I could do without Maragos

  95. 95 Gian GEAGLE said at 6:30 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Why? If you DONT ask more than he is capable of, he can be a very valuable player…. I can’t recall mamy Eagles who made so many impactful ST plays over a two year stretch as Maragos and Braman…
    But I certainly don’t ever want to see him play Safety again.
    Coach Fipp, maragos, Braman, Burton, Cody parky, Donnie Longball and Dorenbos… Hope we keep that as the foundation of our ST unit..

  96. 96 EaglesGameBalls said at 8:50 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Gase is going to Tampa with a QB and a system. Put your dikc back in your pants. Pederson is the next Eagles HC.

  97. 97 Aaron said at 8:51 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    you suck hairy bags

  98. 98 EaglesGameBalls said at 8:52 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Why you so mad? Your parents weren’t good? I only bring up the parents thing because you did. What did your parents do to you?

  99. 99 A Roy said at 11:04 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Don’t feed the troll.

  100. 100 Howie Littlefinger said at 6:34 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Actually according to a post above he ate shit and now really respects the eagles for firing Chip

  101. 101 Gian GEAGLE said at 9:10 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Wish we had some idea on how our front office views next season. With good coaching, Buld an quality OL, keep our good players in place, hit on a few draft picks this year and we can compete for the division title next year..
    On the other hands, we been re-tooling on the fly for almost a decade and it hasn’t led to much success. We havent embarked on a full rebuild since like 1999… I could see a case for the Front Office wanting to tear it all down and rebuild the right way, but I think we have enough talent that we don’t have to go the rebuilding route..
    Not sure how Lurie and the new coach view this..
    This is a crucial time for our Franchise, if we lose Bradford, we could be looking at Sachez and the #3 QB in the draft… If we have to spend a 1st round pick on QB, we DONT have a 2nd round pick, and Free agency is fools gold, so we will cripple our ability to build the team in this draft
    Because this is such a crucial decision, part of me wishes we would just Name Shurmur the Interim coach for a year, Franchise Bradford, it’s costly, but not as costly as making a mistake giving him 60 mil in Guarenteed money to keep him. basically we would be paying to get an extended look at SAM before deciding on Extending him… And if we don’t like what we see next year, let SAM walk in free agency and hire a new coach…. Unfortunately it looks like we aren’t headed in this direction.
    Hopefully Working with Gase will attract Bradford… After all, im not sure if there is a better resume refrence than winning a playoff game with Tebow at QB
    Can sanchez be waived this offseason or will it hurt our cap too much?

  102. 102 anon said at 11:06 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    biggest Ks have lots of dead money left. roster very talented. you have a qb maybe, gotta let him grow. whats the point of hiring gase if you dn’t have a qb to work with. I think Kelly churned and really improved the roster. i think you can draft an OL and keep on chugging.

  103. 103 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:19 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I agree… If you don’t give Gase Bradford, we would have to give him a rookie QB, which would hurt our ability to build team in a draft with no second round pick, and Free Agency which rarely works..
    I lost all patience, I want to win next year. Best way to accomplish that is with Sammy Boy

  104. 104 RobNE said at 9:10 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    sung to the tune “Monorail” from the Simpsons

    Moderator! Moderator! Moderator! Let’s get a Moderator!

    maybe someone like ATG can do better.

  105. 105 the DONALD said at 9:11 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    goondog is going hard these last few days… how many red flags have to be put on this person

  106. 106 ChoTime said at 9:14 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Mod would be good, but all it takes is people not feeding him.

    By the way, don’t go on the Simpsons ride at Universal Studios if you’re old. *barf*

  107. 107 the DONALD said at 9:15 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    seems to be going extra hard these past few days but it is the right move not to feed the goon..

    been on that ride.. itll mess ya up.

  108. 108 Gian GEAGLE said at 9:17 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    You can minimize his comment and make his post Dissapear with a click of a button… Not that big of deal… Not sure why people allow him to piss them off

  109. 109 Gary Barnes said at 9:26 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    I always love this time of the NFL calendar because one can get insights into how these organizations operate, good and bad.

    I think the Eagles are pursuing a pretty comprehensive process and I’m open to Gase if that is who they choose.

    I have my doubts about Lurie, Roseman and Smolenski being the ones picking the HC (especially since its the same trio who picked Chip). I’d rather have a legit GM here leading the search, a Ron Wolf or Bill Polian type with connections & respect around the league, but Lurie does not seem to believe in that model. He has given the last two HC full power and only had Roseman in charge as GM for a short time. One has to go back to Modrak I guess which is a long time ago.

    Hopefully, they’ll get it right and we can have a long term HC who can build an elite and sustainable program. Would love to know who Gase might choose for his staff, who he is connected to around the league. As we know, those coaches are very very important to the success of this next era.

  110. 110 eagleyankfan said at 9:31 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Agreed. I do wonder what ‘comprehensive’ means. If the reports are true – the interviewed 1 candidate because he requested it. Interviewed the interim HC and interviewed Gase and made a decision. Again, if the reports are true and Gase already has an offer – where’s the comprehensive work?

  111. 111 RobNE said at 9:34 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    I see this both ways. As some have pointed out the interview should only count for so much, and all the comprehensive work could have been done the last month and/or Lurie and Howie could have a running file for years on coaches around the league. It’s not like our world where the interviews are often with folks you have never heard of.

  112. 112 Gary Barnes said at 9:45 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Exactly, the leg work is usually done ahead and we just went through a search process in 2013 so we should have a good grasp on the available coaching talent and which ones fit our organization/systems best.

    Staley was interviewed out of respect which good organizations do for their own people’s growth. They also gave Shurmur a shot in the same vein IMO. They interviewed Gase and have ones lined up with McAdoo and Austin. The Gase news is still speculation; we’ll have to see what happens, but if they believe he is the guy I have no problem with them grabbing him because it is a highly competitive market.

  113. 113 eagleyankfan said at 10:50 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Well, a couple of things. 1 — you and RobNE saying that Lurie AND HR new a month ago that they were going to fire CK AND they were doing the leg work, secretly? Also, the Eagles were in the playoff picture. Are you also saying – no matter how far the Eagles went(if making the playoffs) they were going to fire him? and 2 — in 2013, I don’t think they interview Gase and McAdoo – so I’m not sure how a previous search helps this one.
    I agree — I have no idea who they like or who fits and IF Gase is their guy and they hire him, I’m even happier. My point is — if they target Gase(they have their reasons) and hire him — where are the ‘comprehensive work’ and all the talk of making sure they have the right candidate vs. others (again, just going off reports that there’s an offer on the table and the stories that if he gets that second interview, we’ll see smoke from the Vatican).
    Doing work on Gase and targeting him(it’s who you want) and getting him, is a great thing. That’s a different approach than saying the Eagles ‘Kicked all tires’ and interviewed a bunch of candidates and picked the best one they think can do the job. They already had their minds made up….(again, this is just commenting on media etc etc etc)

  114. 114 RobNE said at 10:53 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    they can keep tabs on up and comers without your # 1 above.

  115. 115 Gary Barnes said at 11:34 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Good managers plan for all contingencies and can have multiple tracks in play at the same time. A lot of this was done in 2013 since Gase and a bunch of the same candidates were available then too. And, yes, I would not be surprised if planning was kicked up a notch during the rocky off-season and during the even rockier season as it became clear Chip was leading them down the wrong path. Lurie, based on his timing and comments, clearly had thought about firing Chip for a while and wanted to get a jump on the competition. Maybe they already believed Gase was the guy, who knows, but it was obviously not a spur of the moment process.

  116. 116 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:17 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Howie has Probably been researching Candidates since at least November from the secretive and Comfort Equipment managers closet on the opposite end of Novacare

  117. 117 Bert's Bells said at 9:35 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    You should see Roseman’s Google history. All those Wikipedia pages…

  118. 118 Gian GEAGLE said at 9:34 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Hopefully Gase and Lurie end up Keeping Coaches Fipp, DUCE, Undlin, Shurmur… Possibly Azzinaro or Stoutland…. But is able to fill the other coaching openings with upgrades from what we had in place

  119. 119 FairOaks said at 12:45 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Be very surprised if Azzinaro was kept… wasn’t he pretty much joined with Kelly? Stoutland… might depend on what Gase wants as a running attack (which might also affect who we keep on the OL). Gase and Undlin were on the same staff on the Broncos for a few years so that seems quite possible (though may depend more on the DC than Gase). Fipp seems as likely to keep as any. Duce and Shurmur, no guesses.

  120. 120 anon said at 1:04 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    they ran zone schemes in denver, not sure what they do in chi, but that was probably more manning than gase

  121. 121 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:15 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I think we would love to keep him, but I would be surprised if he stayed because of his loyalty to chip.. He was the assistant HC of the Eagles under Chip… Then again, he wasn’t fired with Chip and Marynowitz, they let him stay on to coach the Giants game, so who knows.
    I think we would love to Keep Azz, but I wouldnt bet on it happening

  122. 122 unhinged said at 10:00 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    I don’t think who conducts the search is as critical as the boundaries in place once the hire is made. I think Lurie has a good feel for landing HC’s that fit his coaching, procedural, leadership needs. The problem is his penchant for dangling administrative titles and organizational power that ought to be in place before the hire is made, in my opinion. It is a mechanism for maintaining a flexible, adaptive and most certainly impotent FO.

  123. 123 Gary Barnes said at 11:44 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Fair points and an interesting one on Lurie’s approach which I agree is a bit abnormal.

    However, I’d argue the people responsible for the search already set the boundaries (to their benefits) and thus the HC comes in at an unnecessary disadvantage IMO.

    If a legit GM was leading the search and the HC knew he would be working primarily with/for that person, the HC could make an informed decision and be comfortable with that role if it fit what he wanted.

    With the owner directly involved, the President (who has no football operations responsibilities) and the VP of Football Operations who focuses mostly on contract/cap issues, it is, like you said, a much more muddled situation and IMO leaves the HC wondering who is doing what and for whom.

  124. 124 Gian GEAGLE said at 9:31 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Embarrassing How Chips agent started all these rumors about teams being interested in Chip, and the guy can’t even get an interview yet which basically confirms that the rumors came from his agent
    When The Browns arernt interviewing you, that’s pretty bad…
    Chip wants to stay in the NFL, but he may not get a HC job after what he did in Phily… What is his plan B? Become a pro Coordinator? Sit out until a good college job opens up? What I really don’t want to see is the possibility of Chip joining the media he despises until a job opening is created…. I would hate to see chip join media pre game shows or analyst shows…. I need a Long break from hearing Chip talk… Someone give the man a job please…. Going to Cleveland is a good enough punishment for what he made us endure

  125. 125 jpate said at 9:35 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    I can’t see him in the media. He just doesn’t have that personality.

    But crazier things have happened.

  126. 126 the DONALD said at 9:55 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    hes gonna head to NE to OC when Josh McD gets a job. if noone wants him to HC for them…

  127. 127 Dominik said at 10:54 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Jesus christ, Chip as OC with Bill taking care of the team as a whole and the Defense, and Brady/Gronk/Edelman on Offense, already used to play up tempo (situationally, at least) – I would be very lucky that we’re not in the AFC, especially the AFC East.

    Won’t happen, though. I think Chip would rather sit out and take a swing next year, college powerhouse or pro.

  128. 128 the DONALD said at 11:36 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    put em on hard knocks. haha yea prob wont happen but you never know.. BB loves him some CK.. they could buddy up and (probably) dominate for a year or two then CK can get another NFL job… or maybe BB retires haha who the heck knows.. crazier stuff has happened.. CK is from the area too.. lotta stars but will they align.

  129. 129 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:13 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I think Bellichicks ready uses some aspects of what he learned from Chip… Remember how they won the Super Bowl with all those plays that screwed around with what Tackle or TE was eligible on a given play that caught defenses off guard? Those plays that had such a big impact on last years Super Bowl run, were 1 word play calls that I think he learned from Chip.. I remember the first play they ran screwing around with which tackle or TE was eligible was simply called “Baltimore”…. One word play call system is allegedly part of what chip shared with Bellichck years ago
    One of our players said that you can alreDy see chips influence on the NFL with teams calling plays with Run/pass options more then we used to see in the NFL
    If I had to guess, I would assume Chips ego won’t allow him to be an NFL Coordinator, but Bellichick would give him the freedom to call plays and run a Tom Brady offense, maybe that would appeal to chip? Doubt Bellichick would let him line up in Shotgun for 3 straight years, so it would be interesting…. Id rather see Chip as HC Of the Browns who we play next year

  130. 130 Howie Littlefinger said at 6:38 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    So Tom Brady running IZR is hilarious idea. Almost as funny as Eli running it

  131. 131 DJH said at 11:42 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Pats aren’t going to restructure their entire offense, defense, practice, and play calling to run Chip’s uptempo offense.

    There is no data to suggest Chip would be a great (or even good) OC in the NFL with a traditional offense.

  132. 132 the DONALD said at 11:54 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    okay, just a thought man.. take it easy. and he wouldnt be the HC so why would everything change? BB is still in charge.. might be good for the Thumb.

  133. 133 DJH said at 3:54 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    The offensive scheme Chip ran at Oregon and Philly is uptempo, consists of a limited number of plays, and does not allow the QB to audible. It’s well documented how the uptempo offense effects the defense: 2 extra games played.

    If the Pats wanted Chip as their OC, that’s the system they would be getting. I don’t think they want that. And to expect chip to OC any other type of offense would be a leap of faith. Why would Pats do that?

  134. 134 the DONALD said at 8:09 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Nope, he didnt run the same thing in Oregon as he did in Philly. He had a mobile qb for Oregon.. as you know he did not have that in philly minus vick. Im sure he had similar ideas but A THEORY on why he failed here is bc he didnt find himself a qb that fits his system… so if he did go to NE he would have to adapt his system to Tom B and NE like he tried to do here but as we all know it didnt go as planned.. I think TB could make any OC look good, SEE JOSH McD… Chip would get a chance to attempt to clear his reputation under a great nfl coach in BB.. it would be a no brainer to for chip if he doesnt land a NFL HC job..

    why would the pats do it? They have run uptempo in the past themselves. Tommy Brady, it seems, can adapt to any offense or a smart offensive mind could adapt to him.. also to get a very respected offensive mind on his staff. BB and CK seem to be friends and have a mutual respect for each other. BB just came out and raved about chip saying it was a huge mistake for philly to let him go.. i mean i dont know it will happen or not and it probably shouldnt happen but I cant say that it WONT HAPPEN..

    im not even a huge chip fan but I dont mind a debate…

  135. 135 EaglesGameBalls said at 11:43 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Chip Kelly WILL NOT work in the NFL next year. Please bet me a night of drinking. I will meet you in public.

  136. 136 the DONALD said at 11:56 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    you shouldnt be out drinking all night, dont you have a kid?

  137. 137 peteike said at 12:22 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    A losing bet even if you win

  138. 138 ChoTime said at 10:02 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    RB Coach.

  139. 139 Bert's Bells said at 10:35 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    He wouldn’t land a pro media gig right away.

    They’d put him in the college circuit.

  140. 140 P_P_K said at 10:58 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    The owners look at Chip and ask themsleves, “Do I want to be in Lurie’s shoes in three years?”

  141. 141 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:26 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Some serious red flags,.. Like chip claiming “I just want to go back to coaching, and no longer handle personnel”… How can anyone take that statement serious when it’s Literally exactly what he said when we hired him in 2013? Then after two 10-6 seasons he pulled a power play, threatening to leave if LUrie didnt hand him the power and get Howie out of his GM role
    What Owner is looking forward to see such a limited offense and spend the next 3 years exclusively Linning up in shotgun, prioritizing Quantity of Plays over Quality of plays which is EXACTLY what Chip did when he prefered moving so fast, instead of audibling into the best play to succeed against what the defense is about to throw at you.
    What Owner is going to want a coach who lacks the emotional side of coaching, feels like pro players shouldn’t have to be motvated, and a coach who would always down play the importance of Rivalry games when the entire city is jacked up to face a rival
    I still think Chip can become a great HC, but it will require a ton of growth and change, and if he gets hired right away, I don’t know that the owner will see the changes chip needs to make to succeed in the pro’s
    I think the best thing Chip could do for his career if he really doesn’t want to go back to college is take a OC job Under a quality coach for a year or two, Learn, and eventually take another shot at being an NFL HEADCoach..
    But I have a hard time believing that the egomaniac, smartest guy in the Room would accept being demoted back to Coordimator status… He was allowed to be a HC after only about 6 years working his way up to the pros.. Clearly it was too soon, so I don’t see why anyone would łet him be a pro HC next year.. He was given a shot and proved that it was too soon. If he wants another shot, this time he should have to work his way back up to a HC opportunity after all the damage he did here

  142. 142 P_P_K said at 4:46 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    In high school and college sports, a Head Coach can easily adopt an alpha role because he is older and holds so much sway over a young athlete’s career. It’s a whole different world dealing with professional athletes, all grown men, everyone an alpha male. Respect that can be demanded in the younger ranks must be earned in the pros. I don’t think Chip got that.

  143. 143 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:48 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Well said

  144. 144 anon said at 5:04 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Hard to get an OC job when offense was so basic and taxes your defense.

  145. 145 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:32 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Yeah, his offensive Philosophies probably do hamper his ability to get an OC job..
    You wouldmt want a defensive HC hiring chip as the OC, and letting chip run the entire offense.. If I were an owner, I would be more comfortable hiring chip after he spends two years as the coordinator for an offensive minded HC who calls the plays like Andy Reid, so Chip could learn first hand how an Experiemced pro coach runs an Offense, chip could make suggestions but ultimately the decision would be the HC’s… maybe work one year as the OC under the offensive minded HC, and in year two, let chip call the plays for the offensive minded HC’s offense..
    For me, two years of experiemce like that, would be enough for me to give chip another Chance as a HC…. But if an Owner hires him right now, I’m not sure they would see the big changes chip will need to make to succeed at this level….
    So I think it’s best not to give Him another HC job right away, but from a pure entertainment perspective, Id like to see chip coach the Niners or Browns next year

  146. 146 anon said at 6:03 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    When he got fired he said something like ‘ill have a job by next week’. Gotta be humbling to get no calls.

  147. 147 Gian GEAGLE said at 6:27 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Lol he said that? I didn’t hear about that…. Lol he has been fired for 11 days, his agent reached out to multiple teams, yet hehasnt even had an interview scheduled yet that we know of, let alone a job by next week
    He hasn’t even been able to be granted an interview with the friggin Titans who have his goldenboy QB..,
    Humbling, THATS pretty DAMNING that the Titans haven’t even sat down to hear what he has to say about reuniting wiith Mariota… If the team with Mariota wont interview Him, who will? Do the Browns care about interviewing Chip if they plan on cutting ties with Manziel?
    Will the Niners view chip as one last chance to try and salvage the Niner career of Kapernick? His agent reached out to the Niners and he hasn’t had an interview with them scheduled yet either.
    chip kelly was just in Florida with his GF, yet no meeting with the Dolphins, not sure they have any interest in Chip since they thought so little of Lazor who they hired after Chips Impressive 2013 Eagle offense..
    This has to be Humbling,., it doesn’t get more Embarressing than the Titans not even caring to hear what he would have to say….. I hope he gets a NFL HC job just to see what he would do different or if his ego is so out of whack that he wont end up making many changes at all

  148. 148 anon said at 11:02 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    chip’s making $7m to sit on his ass

  149. 149 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:46 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    $13 ISNT it? Doesn’t LURIE still owe Him two years of salary?
    Chip has all the money in the world, but he has made football his life… Not sure he would know what to do with himself if he has to spend a year away from Football.. I’m sure his girlfriend probably doesmt mind, but we Are talking about a man that used to spemd his Saturday’s scouting college players even before we gave him GM power

  150. 150 anon said at 3:50 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    They relationship could get better or way worse. But you’re right he has two years left.

    I’d be interesting if he linked up with Saban (going back to college) or Billy Bean (trying to make it work in NFL). But neither of those guys will help him work on his biggest issue.

  151. 151 Greg Richards said at 12:14 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    UCLA has an offensive coordinator opening.

  152. 152 MS said at 2:05 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Who says he can’t even get an interview? Zero positions filled, playoffs haven’t started, and more roles are opening than ones closing. So far all we have are conflicting media rumors. But you are already drawing conclusions. Seems wise.

  153. 153 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:44 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I’m not making conclusions… Facts are that as we sit here today, his agent has reached out to multiple teams, all the candidates who aren’t in the playoffs are being Interviewed, yet you can’t find a single report about Chip having been interviewed, and you can’t even find a single report of chip having an interview scheduled… Those are the facts of where we stand today
    Doug Peterson has an interview scheduled, yet chip has been available for two weeks and still doesn’t have a single interview? Maybe things chamge moving forward, but as of right now, those are the facts, and I don’t see how that can be interpreted as a positive,, maybe if teams are struggling to find a guy they like, chip starts getting interviews, but so far, it’s not looking good for Chip…. I don’t know how it will pLay out, but that’s where we are at right now..
    I actually don’t wish harm or Embarressment on Chip, Id like to see him coach the Browns, so we can continue to watch the chip experiment without risking Chip further blowing up our team

  154. 154 unhinged said at 9:46 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Schwartz has impressed as a DC, I think Jeff Fisher loves him, but he quickly hit a ceiling in Detroit as HC. Granted, he inherited a mess owing to Matt Millen’s notorious stint as a GM there, but he strikes me as a HC who will need to be as far from the offense as Andy Reid was from the defense.

  155. 155 bill said at 9:51 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    TBH, I like that in HC – knowing his limitations and leaning on a seasoned coordinator to “cover” his weakness.

  156. 156 unhinged said at 10:38 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    How did that work for you when Jim Johnson passed? It may have been fine had Jeff Lurie not already imbued Andy Reid with critical administrative roles, but we all saw the gradual implosion that ensued. I liked Kelly’s keen interest in the defense’s look, schemes, alignment, etc., but he had also been granted by Lurie more power than he could apparently handle and here we go again.

  157. 157 bill said at 11:33 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Well, there’s the problem. For whatever reason, Andy felt he could get away with lesser DCs after Johnson passed. That was his ultimate downfall, really, because it led him to impose the wide 9 before hiring a veteran DC. So, in that case, he did the exact opposite of what I was advocating.

  158. 158 unhinged said at 1:20 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I think it takes a very special person who can be handed power and turn around and say, “here you do it.” That was Reid’s position when he was hired simply to coach, and he handed the defense to JJ. But when Lurie padded his resume, raised his pay and elevated his role in the franchise, Reid was in way over his head and Lurie should have seen it. When Chip forced Lurie’s hand, who knows what the truth at that moment was? Kelly was adamant that Howie couldn’t be the guy, but Kelly, who stated on the record that he had no desire to do anything but coach, was charged with ALL personnel control. Was this the arrangement Kelly preferred or was the ultimatum really cutting two ways? Where Kelly was overtly hostile to the idea that he had to depend on HR for building his roster, Lurie seemed determined not to get behind an alternative that would strengthen his FO. Instead he opted to give Chip enough rope to hang himself. One can only wonder how much of an island Kelly was on from that day forward.

  159. 159 bill said at 1:32 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Considering we’re discussing a job that is one of 32 in the world, and the pinnacle of its profession (at least arguably), I have no problem looking for “a very special person” to fill it. Utilizing reason, it is the organizational structure that is most likely to lead to positive results. Why abandon that goal just because it’s hard?

    Which isn’t to say that I necessarily disagree with the rest of your comment. It seems like a fairly reasonable take on what happened in both situations. I just have very little information upon which base any conclusions, and in the end, it’s the past. We’ll see how things work going forward, but I’m certainly more circumspect about the front office than I was 3 years ago.

  160. 160 the DONALD said at 10:06 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Does Barry Goldberg still read this blog? if so that Episode last night was AWESOME! Beastie Boys!!! RIP MCA…

    if any bloggers who grew up in the 80s-90s or had kids during that time arent watching The Goldbergs.. do your self a favor.. wednesdays at 830, abc

  161. 161 EaglesGameBalls said at 11:42 AM on January 7th, 2016:


  162. 162 peteike said at 11:42 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    I watched the first season then gave up on it, I thought it lost steam

  163. 163 the DONALD said at 11:51 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    bah. so good

  164. 164 peteike said at 1:35 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I actually had it on for like a minute last night, they all grew up and look different just like modern family, its weird

  165. 165 the DONALD said at 1:38 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    damn you puberty !!!!

  166. 166 bill said at 10:15 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    OT – Hextall just waved his magic wand again and created a miracle. The Flyers continue to move in the right direction, and things are falling into place for them to be relevant sooner than I expected.

  167. 167 P_P_K said at 11:01 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    I heard Chip got a job opportunity. Whole Foods offered him a job as head of smoothie operations. Apparently they are in negotiations about Kelly demanding complete control over the washing and cleaning process.

  168. 168 EaglesGameBalls said at 11:41 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Right where he belongs. Bet he fires all people of color left over.

  169. 169 P_P_K said at 2:47 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Not sure about that but I would’t trust him to hire the people who put the stuff into the blender. There’s bound to be a lot of drops.

  170. 170 anon said at 11:10 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Let me rephrase, reports say #Bucs DC Leslie Frazier has been fired, but I’m told he has not been informed of that yet.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 7, 2016

  171. 171 anon said at 11:10 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    cold world

  172. 172 Will:↑↑↓↓←→←→BA said at 11:18 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    Koetter with the Coup?

  173. 173 anon said at 11:52 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    looks that way. tommy c maybe?

  174. 174 A_T_G said at 12:03 PM on January 7th, 2016:


  175. 175 RobNE said at 12:50 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    “has been fired” can’t be accomplished if you have only made the decision to fire. Like I broke up with her, she just doesn’t know it yet.

  176. 176 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:36 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Id take Lezlie as a Coordinatir

  177. 177 anon said at 3:50 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Nah he’s been terrible last two stops – Lovie had to take play calling away from him this year.

  178. 178 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:12 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I just hope the next coach can deliver what will prove to be a Fantastic coaching Staff.
    Andy Reid got a lot of credit, and It was deserved, but I think Andys greatest accomplishment was the coaching staff he brought to philly during the first half of his coaching tenure.. The Staffs with Jim Johnson, Juan as the OL coach, Harbaugh, Rivera… I don’t know that Andy has a bigger accomplishment than the coachng staff he initally brought to Philly.
    Hopefully the next coach can deliver the best coaching Staff we have seen in the past decade..

  179. 179 RobNE said at 4:13 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    right it’s more important than having above average coordinator skills. Not that coordinator skills are bad.

  180. 180 anon said at 11:20 AM on January 7th, 2016:

    #Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther will interview with #Browns on Sunday after the game, source said. #Eagles also requested him.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 7, 2016

  181. 181 Greg Richards said at 12:17 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Didn’t see this posted. The Eagles will interview Doug Pederson on Sunday. I assume that’s only if we haven’t hired Gase yet.

  182. 182 botto said at 12:29 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    yeah why are they hiring gase before the other guys they are going interview?
    what about Austin? the cincy dc? what’s the deal here?

  183. 183 Greg Richards said at 12:29 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Reuben Frank reporting Eagles haven’t actually scheduled a 2nd interview with Gase yet.

  184. 184 Greg Richards said at 12:31 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Basically it’s not that they weren’t impressed with Gates but they plan on being deliberate and interviewing all their candidates before deciding who gets a 2nd interview.

    Positives and minuses on that – Could end up losing Gase or another candidate to another team but you could also end up losing a possibly better fit/coach because you pulled the trigger too soon.

  185. 185 botto said at 12:33 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    way better move to wait, I was wondering what the heck was going on

  186. 186 RobNE said at 12:47 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    so is the reporter on the radio this morning backing down from his story? everyone can’t be right.

  187. 187 jpate said at 1:05 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    ” i know the family” reports are hard to believe anyways.

  188. 188 anon said at 1:03 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    gase’s agent working overtime?

  189. 189 RobNE said at 12:48 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    if that was followed by more plugging for McDermott….

  190. 190 anon said at 1:14 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    maybe roob is trying to get his boy mcdermott and interview.

  191. 191 Nailed It! said at 1:30 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    It seems the twitter train has turned back to Pedersen. Ugh. Not even Doug Pedersen knows who Doug Pedersen really is.

  192. 192 RobNE said at 1:30 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Howie is the troll?

  193. 193 Nailed It! said at 1:35 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I mean he may turn out to be great, may, but he doesn’t move the needle for me at all. Plus, he has been linked to noone else, I mean the 6 other teams can’t be this wrong can they?

  194. 194 RobNE said at 1:36 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I think I read (on Birds 24/7) the interest could be based on fact he is a long time Reid family tree student. You know Andy better than anyone else, it’s all a leap of faith….

  195. 195 scratcherk said at 1:32 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    im afraid our neighborhood troll may be right.

  196. 196 RobNE said at 1:34 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    maybe he is that angry kid from the Twilight Episode where whatever he thinks happens just by him thinking/saying it.

  197. 197 Tdoteaglefan said at 1:51 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    damn, we might all end up sitting in front of the TV with no mouths on our faces watching non-stop cartoons

  198. 198 RobNE said at 1:54 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I’m glad you got the reference.

  199. 199 P_P_K said at 2:45 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I saw that episode and it still freaks me out.

  200. 200 RobNE said at 2:59 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    there’s another one with a similar theme where a burglar/bad guy dies and his “heaven” is really hell where he gets everything he wants. He has a fancy hotel room, he wants steak bam, he goes to the casino and wins every time, the girls all love him, he says to his guardian [angel?] this is no fun winning all the time and the [angel] says want to change it to say 80%? The guy is bored and realizes it’s hell not heaven.

    But when I saw that, I was like “that’s actually pretty cool.” I didn’t learn my lesson from that episode at all.

  201. 201 P_P_K said at 4:43 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    “I didn’t learn my lesson from that episode at all.”

    What lesson? LOL.

  202. 202 RC5000 said at 1:58 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Or it’s just news about when his interview is scheduled.

  203. 203 Greg Richards said at 2:52 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Twitter really freaks out over nothing sometimes. One national or local guy posts an opinion and all of a sudden it’s “What are the Eagles doing?” At least wait until they actually do something, before crapping all over it.

  204. 204 Nailed It! said at 3:44 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    My ignorance feeds my feelings on Doug. Probably should take your advice and learn more about him.

  205. 205 GermanEagle said at 3:18 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I wouldn’t know who Doug Pedersen is either. 😉

  206. 206 RC5000 said at 2:39 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Is McAdoo next Andy Reid?

  207. 207 anon said at 2:43 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I don’t know if you can just chase the “next” everyone is his own person. Giants haven’t done anything since he’s been there except that ODB has racked up stats. But ODB isn’t coming to the eagles.

  208. 208 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:49 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Amazing how bad the Giants have been missing the playoffs 6 of the last 7 seasons.. eli only made a probowl Like 3 times.. Heck just a few years ago Eli was leading the NFL in INT’s
    For a 2 time Super Bowl Champion iron man who never misses games, Eli’s career has been pretty weird and Madly inconsistent.
    maCadoo did a solid job growing eli in this offense from year 1 to this year(yeàr 2)
    The,Giants have been so poor, that im not really interested in any of their Coaches.. I’m AMAZED that they lets the GM keep his job, I think he is more to blame than COUGHLIN for the terrible Giamts team… When the hell was the last time the Giamts GM gave COUGHLIN a quality OL? The defensive personnel has been a joke

  209. 209 RC5000 said at 2:49 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    That’s what many NFL, NBA, MLB people do. They compare people right or wrong. Scouts do it . I think the comparison is about his Green Bay resume and similar path and maybe personality.

    It’s not just about what he did with Giants or statistics.

  210. 210 Sean Stott said at 2:53 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Did Joe Minx’s post get lost on you guys?

    The dude more or less confirmed Gase as HC.

  211. 211 RobNE said at 2:54 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Hey Joe what do you hear now?

    how about now?

  212. 212 RC5000 said at 2:57 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    The post I read, he said Gase wants to be Eagles coach and his wife wants to come back here.

  213. 213 RobNE said at 3:00 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    she had a great time at McGillin’s one night, wants to move back now with 3 kids.

  214. 214 Insomniac said at 3:14 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    She clearly wants to come back for the wonderful public transit in the city.

  215. 215 GermanEagle said at 3:17 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    It can’t be any worse than in NY.

  216. 216 Bert's Bells said at 5:03 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    This is SEPTA we’re talking about, no telling how much worse it can get.

  217. 217 Joe Minx said at 3:43 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    No, let me be clear here. I’m simply making an informed guess based on past knowledge. I don’t know him at all & I haven’t seen or even spoken with her in years. All I can offer is that she had a lot of friends & good memories from her time here & thought of the area as home, & I think it’s only natural that one might want to return to that. So when a source says that he knows the family & it would be a dream scenario for them I’m apt to trust it because it matches my particular perspective on the situation. In no way do I have any knowledge of what’s going on between him & the Eagles right now.

    As I said before (& I know these are rather obvious), 2 conditions will have to be met for this to happen:

    1. The Eagles will have to want him as much as we’re hearing they do
    2. The money will have to be right (they can’t lowball him or anything)

    Now if another team offers him an obscene amount of money or full personnel control or something then all bets are off. But barring that I would expect him to take the job here.

  218. 218 RobNE said at 4:56 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    yea we are just playing.

  219. 219 Greg Richards said at 2:55 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Colts hired Ravens’ LBs coach Ted Monachino as their defensive coordinator.

  220. 220 Greg Richards said at 3:04 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Gase’s agent really wants to play teams against each other for Gase:

    Rand Getlin

    3m3 minutes ago

    I’m told the #Dolphins are making a strong, potentially persuasive push for #Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase.

  221. 221 anon said at 3:06 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    he might be doing too much.

  222. 222 RobNE said at 3:07 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    screw it I hope the Dolphins sign him. Good luck.

  223. 223 Greg Richards said at 3:07 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Yeah, I wonder if that’s why he didn’t get a HC job last year. I know SF wanted him but they also wanted him to agree to have Tomsula as his DC and he refused.

  224. 224 anon said at 3:10 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    maybe he was right about that. SF job went from hot to not really fast.

  225. 225 RC5000 said at 3:13 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I like and respect Gase for that.

  226. 226 RobNE said at 3:06 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    would this make you dislike Gase as a candidate, or is this just how the game is played? I mean Gase can tell his agent to knock this stuff off. If he doesn’t have a 2nd interview with the Eagles and his agent is telling people he does, to me it’s just not the people I want to deal with.

  227. 227 Greg Richards said at 3:17 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    It’s his agent’s job to maximize his earning potential. I wouldn’t hold it against Gase. But I’m sure some GMs would be turned off by it.

  228. 228 Bert's Bells said at 5:02 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    If I were Howie I wouldn’t care about Twitter or ESPN or any blog except IgglesBlitz.

  229. 229 anon said at 3:09 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Source in Kansas City confirms #Eagles will interview #Chiefs OC Doug Pederson for HC job on Sunday after KC game on Saturday. @FOX29philly— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) January 7, 2016

  230. 230 EaglesGameBalls said at 5:37 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    i was right again.

  231. 231 James said at 6:05 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    How are we going to interview Pederson AND Guenther on Sunday for 8 hours each AND get aerial coverage of that?

  232. 232 ACViking said at 6:09 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Depends on what the word “interview” means for the source who passed along this information.

    Previous twitter rumors had the Eagles “interviewing” Gase last Sunday evening.

  233. 233 RC5000 said at 3:21 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Latest summary of coaching search from McLane fwiw. Gase likey Howie.

  234. 234 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:31 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Curious to see this Texans vs KC game…. I’m scared to death of Bradford leaving us to go throw to Deandre Hopkins and enjoy a top defense on his side with JJ Watt and the Texans,,
    Imagine how damn Scary the Texans could be if they drafted Khalil Mack instead of Clowney?
    One thing I noticed is that Lurie has been more vocal and Complimentafy about Bradford since we acquired SAM……LURIE has been willing to talk about how past Eagles Regimes had Bradford rated so highly as one of the highest graded QBs since PEYTON Manning… Yet when Nick FOles was playing out of his mind, LURIE was always very cautious when answering questions about Nick. It always sounded like he was in “wait and see mode” with Nick, and not willing to go on record with the media about believing in FOles as the Longterm QB…. He was always so cautious when answering questions about Nick’s success, yet he was much more willing to publically Rave about how highly we had SAM graded..
    I’m so hopeful that LURIE, Howie and whoever their top coaching candidate is are all on board the Bradford train… Switching HC, assistant coaching staffs, scheme changes will set us back enough. if we have to lose Bradford and go hunting for QBs again, no telling how long it will take us just to find a QB as good as Bradford, let alone finding a QB who can go on to be better than SAM.
    Keep SAM in place, and the right coaching staff, and personnel moves can have us contending in two or three years… If we lose Bradford, God knows how long it will take to get a QB we can contend with..
    I doubt we will have such a stacked rostwr next year that we will be able to contend with a young QB, the way the Steelers and Seahawks had good enough rosters in place to win with a young Rothlisberger and a youmg Russell Wilson..
    I feel like this roster is too good to tear down and go with a full rebuild,. We haven’t had the greatest drafts, but if you look at our roster we have a lot of talemt young homegrown players that can be developed into a winning team. We have a lot of youth to build around.
    1) Lane Johnson young LT (one of the most important positions in the game)
    2) Kelce Center who has 4-6 good years left in him (I hope)
    3) Ertz, young TE who made some big strides with Bradford in December
    4) Jordan Mathews.. Young Leader of our WRs
    5) Agholar WR, way more talented than we saw tbis yeàr
    6) Josh Huff, too soon to rule out
    7) Cox one of the best young players in the NFL
    8) Bennie Logan
    9) VINNY just finished rookie contract
    10) MS2.. Too soon to Give up on, more athletic than we have seen
    11) Baby Simba, one of the best stories of this season
    12) Kendricks… Hopefully THS was just a down year
    13) Kiko, hopefully his Problems wilL be fixed by being two years removed from injury
    14) ROWE… Kid starting to look like a very promising starting Corner
    15) JaCorey Shepard.. Can’t wait to get this kid back..
    16) Cody Parkey, stud youmg Kicker
    17) Trey Burton, quality ST player, emergency TE/RB
    That’s a nice core of young players, hopefully our next coaching staff can get more out of them..
    We also have playërs who could be good players for us moving forward but can’t completely count on as we stand today:
    1) Bradford entering his QB Prime
    2) BUNCHE allegedly is a promising rookie Guard
    3) Beau Allen and Taylor Hart… Two kids who hopefully can grow into longterm keepers
    4) Ed Reynolds, Denzel Rice, Randall Evans… Be nice if at least one of these 3 grows into a Keeper

    The next coach is also inheriting some quality veteran Leaders like
    1) Malcom Jenkins, PFF #1 safety in 2015
    2) Brent Celek, great blocking TE, still makes some plays in passing game
    3) BG… Pretty damn well rounded with an ability to set the edge well against the run, pass rush, and a gnack for forcing fumbles
    4) Barwin, EXTREMELY valuabke with an ability to play DE or 4-3 SAM covering TE’s
    5) Jason Peters
    6) Mufasa
    7) Walt and Nolan, hopefully we can keep at least one,,
    8) Id like to keep our ST. Captains, Maragos and Braman
    9) 3 veteran Pro Bowl RBs

    To me this does not look like we need a full rebuild. there is talent here, a lot of which im hoping the next coaches can get more out of..
    In order to Develope into contenders, I think we have about 38 players that can be quality starters and solid backups… For example, I am Convinced that we Need to upgrade our starting Guards, however, I think Barbre, Tobin and Gardner could then become very nice backups for us…
    So big picture, I think we have about 38 solid players we can proceed with, while the next coach/front Office has to go out and find 15 quality upgrades in the next two years, hopefully most of those upgrades come from Drafting well the next few years and only add a free agent or two each year..
    Too much talent to go with a full rebuild as far as I’m concerned, but that all goes out the window if we lose SAM

  235. 235 anon said at 3:48 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I think Chip actually did a really good job w/ the roster. It was pretty terrible when he got here.

    I think Trey Burton needs to get on the field, it’s a shame they didn’t sit Celek and let him play, i think he might be more shifty than Ertz even. I’d let Celek go (sorry bruh) and roll with Burton, or cut him.

  236. 236 Gian GEAGLE said at 4:02 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I agree… Just think of how easy it was to make the 2013 roster. Guys like Roc Carmicheal made the team, where as THS summer it was much harder to make the team, having to cut guys like Jayen Watkins we barely even gave a chance to before giving up on him..
    I also think Chip got us our QB moving forward, at least I HOPE! Big fan of what Bradford was able to show this yeàr..
    Chip did a better job with the roster than given credit for. I think his stubbornness/ego on offense causes Him to not use some of our players to the best of their abilities, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the next coach who isn’t trying to prove that a unique offense can work in the NFL, will end up using a lot of our players better than Chip used them and we find out that the roster is better than 2015 led us to believe… Heck if it was up to me, I’d keep all our starters in place, only re-do the OL, turning barbre, tobin, gardner into solid Backups… And then use the Drafts the start adding young depth at every position, and some Of those young backups we draft, will eventually prove to be upgrades over our starters..
    Hopefully we can keep this team in place. we made a ton of changes last year, so I THink we will look better in continuity and I think the next coach will be able to put a lot of guys in better positions since they will no longer be handcuffed by Chips unique offense, and defensive requirments he insisted on… They said chip likes to run a defense that is best suited to stop his offense. I hope THATS not really true, because it would sound pretty dumb to run a defense that can stop your Offense, when your offense is so differemt than the offenses our defense will face against other teams

  237. 237 anon said at 4:06 PM on January 7th, 2016:


  238. 238 Mr. Magee said at 7:53 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Being on board with the Chip roster (or Chip as GM) seems like quite a stretch to me (and to Lurie, apparently), but I suppose we should reserve some judgement until we see what the new guy does with the players that are retained (scheme changes notwithstanding).

    The Bradford thing is really interesting. He could be Chip’s legacy, ironically enough. I have no sense for what Sam might do, other than go to the highest bidder. And I don’t see the new HC wanting to be on the hook for that. So this whole thing could play out in a bunch of different ways, and who ends up with responsibility for whatever does or doesn’t happen will be as fascinating as whether he stays or goes.

    If I had to guess, I’d say he ends up in Houston. A 2nd guess would be Eagles tag him in order to give the new coach a chance to see how he fits in the “new” system. A 3rd, not inconceivable alternative is that the Eagles name Shurmur HC and sign SB to a long-term contract.

  239. 239 anon said at 7:56 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    The Maxwell contract is bad, but that’s only bc chip acquired carroll and Rowe and thurmond. I think this is the most “secure” secondary we’ve had.

    Kendricks signing looks bad, might have been better to let him go and take the comp pick, but we’ll see.

  240. 240 jshort said at 6:25 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Shurmur…..Would love to see him expand on what he picked up working with chip. I wasn’t ready to see the Chip experiment come to a screeching halt. Do you all believe he had no vision of a finished product? Had the QB he wanted in the house.

  241. 241 RobNE said at 4:15 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I’m not sure. We spent a ton of picks on WR, and our WR were Maclin and Jackson. So we spent picks filling holes that Chip created for himself. Certainly the bottom of the roster is improved and it is harder to make the team.

  242. 242 anon said at 4:57 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    But we’re also not spending 20m on WRs annually, or listening to djax b**** about $$.

  243. 243 Howie Littlefinger said at 11:56 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    But we did get to see Riley Cooper drop bombs and lead block for negative yards!

  244. 244 nicolajNN said at 3:48 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Former Eagles coach Chip Kelly visited w/Alabama staff earlier this week in Tuscaloosa— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 7, 2016

  245. 245 RobNE said at 3:53 PM on January 7th, 2016:


  246. 246 TypicalDouche said at 3:58 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Doesn’t he visit almost every college program in his offseason?

  247. 247 Tdoteaglefan said at 4:00 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Yeah he probably just joined a couple of people from the staff for some wings and a pint and his agent is trying to spin it into something substatial

  248. 248 EaglesGameBalls said at 5:36 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    no he sucks

  249. 249 GermanEagle said at 4:41 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    According to an unnamed sandwich Andy Reid just had a big bite from a Philly Cheesesteak followed by a fart in Doug Pederson’s face.

  250. 250 EaglesGameBalls said at 5:39 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Wow. Nobody responded and nobody upvoted. Not surprised. Really stupid comment.

  251. 251 oreofestar said at 6:34 PM on January 7th, 2016:


  252. 252 GermanEagle said at 8:43 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Wait! What happened?

  253. 253 Media Mike said at 5:44 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Great comment.

  254. 254 ACViking said at 5:44 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Just caught it . . . like it.

  255. 255 Dave said at 6:57 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    As long as Howie is still the GM, Pederson can’t expect Andy to stop doing this.

  256. 256 RobNE said at 4:58 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I found this funny [it’s a critique asking why Gase is so hot as a candidate]

  257. 257 botto said at 5:40 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    that’s good stuff right there

  258. 258 Dave said at 6:54 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    You’re right, BGN is funny.

  259. 259 Media Mike said at 5:25 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I was close to picking Houston to beat KC, but Brown being out at LT kind of sealed that deal for me.

    So my playoff predictions:
    Seattle over Vikings
    Bengals over Steelers
    Washington over Packers
    KC over Houston

    Seattle over Carolina
    Arizona over Washington
    Denver over KC

    New England over Cincy

    Seattle over Arizona
    Denver over New England

    Seattle over Denver

    Seattle over Denver was my preseason SB pick; so I’m sticking with it!

  260. 260 anon said at 5:27 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I think Boykin is going to get an AFC Championship Ring

  261. 261 Media Mike said at 5:28 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I think Pittsburgh is going to get shut up because Cincy man’s up.

  262. 262 anon said at 5:30 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I don’t think McCarron’s got it in him.

  263. 263 Media Mike said at 5:30 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I see it as no Deangelo and Big Ben tossing one too many INTs.

  264. 264 EaglesGameBalls said at 5:39 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    What did we get for Boykin?

  265. 265 anon said at 5:48 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    ironically more than we got for djax.

  266. 266 ACViking said at 5:35 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Texans defense over the last 9 weeks has been pretty good.

    Only 12.6 PPG.
    Only 263 YPG (77 rushing, 185 passing)

    Houston didn’t face the toughest competition, for sure. (3 teams with winning records: Pats, Jets, Bengals, plus division games)

    But then it’s not like the Eagles faced the 1999 St. Louis Rams each of the last 9 weeks, when the defense gave up:

    32.5 PPG
    434 YPG (153 rushing, 280 passing)

    (Also only 3 teams that finished with winning records in that stretch, plus division games)

    KC could be in for a long Sunday on offense.

  267. 267 Media Mike said at 5:37 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Part of why I almost picked Houston.

  268. 268 nevadausa16 said at 5:39 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    very tough call. shapes up as best game of the weekend

  269. 269 Media Mike said at 5:44 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I hope all of them are good.

  270. 270 Gian GEAGLE said at 5:35 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I think I’m going with the

  271. 271 anon said at 5:48 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    PLEASE don’t let me have to deal w/ another week of cousins

  272. 272 peteike said at 5:50 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    you like that… know you like that

  273. 273 Gian GEAGLE said at 6:04 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Lol it’s certainly not my wet dream either, but the Packers are a mess… Secondary can’t cover anyone, and they have to face Desean, Garcon, And Reed… Phil Sims: “The Packers have a RB who looks like he ate the other RB” LOL
    Aaron Rodgers talkimg shit about play calling, and play design, sounds like a mess,

  274. 274 anon said at 6:16 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    yeah they gotta get lacy on a diet this offseason, making me feel like i could play pro sports.

  275. 275 EaglesGameBalls said at 5:38 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Denver??? Did you watch that must win game on Sunday night? They suck.

  276. 276 nevadausa16 said at 5:40 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    The game Denver won?

  277. 277 EaglesGameBalls said at 5:40 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Did ya watch that game? Tell me you watched the game.

  278. 278 peteike said at 5:50 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I just want to see this game in Minny where its 0 degrees. Should be fun from a warm living room.

    Also expecting to see Peyton Manning blow it in the playoffs….again and all of Denver wonder why they didnt start Brock lol. I pick that over a KC masterchoke but its only by a slim margin. I think they beat Houston. That Colts come back was ridiculous, they were losing top players to injury every down.

  279. 279 anon said at 5:53 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    who is houston’s qb, hoyer?

  280. 280 ACViking said at 5:58 PM on January 7th, 2016:


    Had a solid if unspectacular season.

    5-4 in 9 starts. 19 TDs – 7 INTs

    Hoyer’s on a 2-year $10.5M contract.

  281. 281 anon said at 6:01 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    is that the benefit of having a good WR? He doesn’t pas the eye test when i watch the games.

  282. 282 ACViking said at 6:05 PM on January 7th, 2016:


    This season, more than any I can remember recently, great QBs — who in the past posted crazy good numbers no matter who played WR — struggled some without their receiving aces.

    Maybe the defenses are finally catching up to the schemes and the QBs . . .

    Reminding us that talent beats culture and scheme.

  283. 283 Dave said at 6:24 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Matt Ryan, Matt Stafford and Andy Dalton would agree.

  284. 284 ACViking said at 6:07 PM on January 7th, 2016:


    Works for a great offensive coach. With a great WR.

    O’Brien’s the first assistant from Belichick’s NE staff to find real success elsewhere.

    Unlike the others, O’Brien apparently a few years working for other coaches before going to the Pats.

  285. 285 ACViking said at 5:54 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Ah . . . the good ol’ days of playoff football.

  286. 286 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 8:54 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Thank you! Kapp was one of my favourite QBs before he went to the Vikings. He played here in Vancouver, although with a lot less snow! Kapp was built like a linebacker himself and I have fond memories of him trucking a few of them. He and his BC Lions teammates blamed Angelo Mosca for his late hit on Willie Fleming during a Grey Cup game. Thus:

  287. 287 ACViking said at 9:48 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Wow! That was fantastic. Mall Drilled the other Mosca with an incredible right cross to the jaw. I’ve never seen anything like In that setting.

    Thank you! Great stuff

  288. 288 botto said at 5:53 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    no way the skins are advancing.
    that would suck

  289. 289 oreofestar said at 6:33 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    They will

  290. 290 botto said at 6:52 PM on January 7th, 2016:


  291. 291 unhinged said at 6:59 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    The Cincy Steelers game is a hardened QB v a great d and a rookie QB v a mediocre defense. If LeBeau was still in Pittsburgh, I’d have to bet on Steelers, but now I’ll settle for a good game. McCarron also has the playoff schneid staring him down. No pressure there.

  292. 292 anon said at 7:43 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    weight of bengals never winning a playoff game.

  293. 293 Gian GEAGLE said at 6:11 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Rube is on TV saying that there is no 2nd interview for Gase, the Eagles haven’t made him an offer, he isn’t the leading candidate, and it’s just a case of Eagles wanting to continue doing there due dillegence thru next week, and THEN decide who they will invite for a 2nd Interview.
    If This is all true, then DeGaetano’s report is 100% full of shit, UNLESS, is OT possible that he was really right about us making an offer to Gase and scheduling a 2nd interview for Saturday, but today Gase called them back and said no THANK YOU, so they leaked the info to Rube to save face and act like there was never a 2nd interview scheduled? Just speculating… Don’t know what to think.
    I like that we will interview the bengals DC, but why aren’t we even talking to Hugh Jackson? Why wouldnt we have requested a chance to intwrview both Bengals Coordinatirs?
    Sounds like eithet DeGeatano is full of shit, or Gase turned down our alleged offer and the Eagles leaked this natrative to rube to save face,.. I’m inclined to lean towards DeGaetano being full of shit

  294. 294 Dave said at 6:22 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Speculation overload until a coach is hired.

  295. 295 Greg Richards said at 6:24 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Or DeGaetno is right and the Eagles leaked that they’re going to be deliberate so the Dolphins aren’t in a rush to get Gase signed, and then the Eagles swoop in.

  296. 296 ACViking said at 6:37 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    “why aren’t we even talking to Hugh Jackson?”


    Cause Jackson wants personnel control — which is why Oakland booted him (after trading a 1st and 2nd for a retired QB).

  297. 297 unhinged said at 6:53 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    ACV, is personnel control off the table for Lurie? The last 2 Eagle HC’s make me think it is negotiable down the road.

  298. 298 ACViking said at 6:54 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Agree 100%.

    It’s as though Lurie’s pathologically unable to resist a coach’s Siren song for control after a couple good seasons . . . no matter what promises were made at hiring.

  299. 299 ACViking said at 7:01 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    “Sounds like eithe[r] DeGeatano is full of sh[*]t, or Gase turned down our alleged offer and the Eagles leaked this na[]rative to [R]ube to save face”

    Or — behind Door #3 — Gase’s agent started the rumor to gin up more excitement about his guy (seems like the kind of thing Jimmy Sexton, AG’s agent, wouldn’t do if Gase had any interest in the Eagles).

    Or — behind Door #4 — an agent for someone other coaching candidate put the rumor out there to get the phone ringing with invites for his guy.

    Whatever the source, the Eagles had to re-frame the story to keep the people on their list interested in coming for an interview.

  300. 300 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 8:38 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Who is Hugh Jackson?

  301. 301 anon said at 6:30 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    @ChadwikoRCC Did some crunching to confirm that getting D-Jax meant as much to Kirk as losing Nelson did to Rodgers— Matt Karp (@karpmj) January 7, 2016

  302. 302 A_T_G said at 6:46 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Must be a time zone thing, you are about 12 hours behind GermanEagle.

  303. 303 anon said at 6:56 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    must have missed it. Stats are damning though. Wonder who makes a bigger difference, djax or maclin?

  304. 304 Sean Stott said at 7:03 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Either way, it’s nice to have a WR to throw to who won’t drop the ball.

  305. 305 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 8:37 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    It would be a nice change, wouldn’t it.

  306. 306 ACViking said at 7:08 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Remember in 2014 how Foles would hit Maclin on those diving catches right at the sideline on deep outs (past the 1st-down marker)?

    Never anything close to that this season from Bradford and the WRs.

    Don’t even remember many deep outs being called. (Maybe they were but Bradford went elsewhere.)

  307. 307 anon said at 7:41 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Noticed that. Everything was to the middle of the field this year, i wondered if that was by design.

  308. 308 Mac said at 9:24 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    A key word in your question is “catches.” We were lucky this year to have a WR make a catch, let alone “catches.”

  309. 309 Pennguino said at 12:00 AM on January 8th, 2016:

    Foles had his flaws but he had some good attributes too. Even as bad as Foles was in 2014, Maclin was on pace for 16 TDs and 1600 yds until Foles went out.

  310. 310 Mr. Magee said at 7:35 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Good Q

  311. 311 Tumtum said at 8:18 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Wonder if Chip regrets letting any of the “good black players” go?

  312. 312 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 8:35 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    We seem to have forgotten that at least one of those ‘good black players’ was shopped by Howie and nobody wanted him. They must have looked at his actual statistics instead of his highlight reel.

  313. 313 Insomniac said at 8:25 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Djax could come through in the clutch. Maclin was a little more reliable throughout the quarters. I really think Djax’s ability to keep defenses honest was sorely missed.

  314. 314 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 8:36 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Djax could come through in the clutch????

  315. 315 Insomniac said at 8:36 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Miracle in the meadowlands 3?

  316. 316 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 8:59 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    That’s one.
    2008 – 2 touchdowns
    2010 – 6 touchdowns
    2011 – 4 touchdowns
    2012 – 2 touchdowns
    2014 – 6 touchdowns
    These are not the stats of a No. 1 wide receiver.
    Especially since most of those years were with Big Daddy Andy, who everybody loves, now that he’s been gone for a couple of years.

  317. 317 anon said at 9:02 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Can’t define what djax does by tds. Look at the way we played the skins 2 weeks ago. So worried about getting beat overtop that we got blasted in the run game and underneath. Djax didn’t have a big day, but you can’t argue that he didn’t affect the game.

    The QB stats speak for themselves.

  318. 318 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 9:12 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    In 2014, with questionable quarterbacking, Jaccson had 6 TDs. In 2014, both Maclin and Matthews had more TDs, with questionable quarterbacking. Both Maclin and Matthews (a rookie) were seen as players who put team first during the season. Jaccson has never put team first, even stated that he dogged it while sulking over his contract. Yes, he can be a deep threat, but, seriously, in 8 seasons, how often did he really contribute to his team’s success? How many times has he led his team to the playoffs?

  319. 319 anon said at 9:36 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    In the past two years he’s contributed to us not being the playoffs.

    It appears the run game has suffered without him. You can make the playoff argument about any person on the team. It’s a team sport. How many playoff games has detroit won with megatron — he must suck too right?

  320. 320 Insomniac said at 9:42 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Barry Sanders must suck too!

  321. 321 Howie Littlefinger said at 12:06 AM on January 8th, 2016:

    US not taking care of business had more to do with us not being in the play offs the last 2 years.

    Djax is a weapon but we are better off without him. He would go off 1 game with antonio brown stats and then disappear for 2-3 games t a time. AB shows up EVERY week with those stats.

  322. 322 Insomniac said at 9:41 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I wasn’t aware that we only bring in WRs for the red zone.

  323. 323 Mitchell said at 9:42 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    They dont, look at RZ percentage.

  324. 324 Insomniac said at 9:47 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    but clearly you have to judge a WR based on his TDs. I mean James Jones has more TDs than ODB, Maclin, and Hopkins so they must not be good.

  325. 325 GermanEagle said at 8:07 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    But I’m ET. 🙂

  326. 326 Fufina said at 7:22 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Eagles confirm they have interviewed Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo for their head coach position today. Going very well.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 8, 2016

  327. 327 ACViking said at 7:23 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    What’s going very well?

    The process?

    The interview with McAdoo?

    His ride home?

    C’mon Schefter.

  328. 328 Fufina said at 7:26 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    He deleted a tweet saying went very well… think he deleted the wrong one lol.

  329. 329 ACViking said at 7:26 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    think you’re right

  330. 330 Fufina said at 7:27 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Or i had another thought.. could still be ongoing… hence the correction of went to going.

  331. 331 Mr. Magee said at 7:34 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    How bout this: He has no idea

  332. 332 anon said at 7:40 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Leaving at 7:30, was a long interview. Anyway to tell if it was longer than others?

  333. 333 Greg Richards said at 7:55 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    We don’t know what time the interview started, so no.

  334. 334 Mac said at 9:22 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Could be referring to passing a kidney stone, and his own improved urination today.

    Or he could be referencing this…

  335. 335 myartz04 said at 8:11 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I don’t care who the Eagles hire. I just hope they land their #1 target, whomever that may be.

  336. 336 Greg Richards said at 8:26 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Don’t worry, whoever the Eagles hire, that was their #1 target all along! We swear!

  337. 337 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 8:32 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Standard team-speak. Did you hear the Bucs GM today? He was just so full of respect for Lovie Smith, yet somehow Smith is gone. Boo-hoo.

  338. 338 myartz04 said at 8:33 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    What a raw deal he got.

  339. 339 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 9:01 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    From listening to the presser, it did sound like the owners interfered. Kind of like Cleveland.

  340. 340 myartz04 said at 8:33 PM on January 7th, 2016:


  341. 341 Mac said at 9:19 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    There’s no promise you can make that I can trust.

  342. 342 Greg Richards said at 8:24 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Domowitch says Jon Gruden wants to coach the Eagles but Lurie is concerned about his ability to mesh with Roseman. Also said that going into interviews, that Pederson was his top choice amongst current assistant coaches(besides Payton/Harbaugh).

  343. 343 anon said at 8:35 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    so that must mean he thinks we have a championship calibur squad aka his time w/ the bucs. Sort of crazy Gruden is ready to get off the side line for little old us

  344. 344 Mr. Magee said at 8:46 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I think this is pure unmitigated crap… Surprised Domo would run with this. It’s possible that Gruden put out feelers, but as for the rest of it? I’d say it’s about as believable as anything else you hear about HCs and draft picks.

    I am starting to agree with Domo that the Eagles should try to sign Bradford… I have my doubts about their ability to get it done, though.

  345. 345 anon said at 8:54 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re working on it.

  346. 346 BobSmith77 said at 9:16 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Pretty much.

  347. 347 wee2424 said at 10:05 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Hate him or love him, Bradford gives us the best chance of winning. It’s a strong possibility that if we don’t retain Bradford that we may be looking at Sanchez as our starter.

  348. 348 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 9:04 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Can you imagine the half of the Eagles who said Chip was too easy, with no accountability, having Gruden in their faces? And the other half who claim Chip didn’t understand their version of ‘culture’ with Gruden in their faces? I’d pay just to watch the first day of training camp!

  349. 349 anon said at 9:55 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Eskin called Gruden who said not interested.

  350. 350 Greg Richards said at 10:38 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Problem is I don’t trust a thing Eskin reports. So, Gruden it is?

  351. 351 wee2424 said at 10:03 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    God, please don’t do it Lurie.

  352. 352 益群网 said at 8:39 PM on January 7th, 2016:





  353. 353 GermanEagle said at 8:52 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Report: GermanEagle is interested in coaching the Eagles. Click

  354. 354 A_T_G said at 8:57 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    The two main points you present appear to be well supported.

  355. 355 Fufina said at 8:57 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I can confirm that from a close source as well.

  356. 356 MagSaysWHAAT? said at 9:07 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Can I be your linebackers coach? After all, our ancestors, several generations ago, came from Switzerland via Prussia, at the same time. Maybe on the same ship! And I’ve always had a fondness for linebackers.

  357. 357 laeagle said at 11:47 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I don’t know what was happening at that link but I think I found it very compelling.

  358. 358 BobSmith77 said at 9:18 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    How hard would it be to leak that Jimmy Johnson (who Lurie really wanted BAD before he hired Rhodes) is interested in the Eagles’ job? Maybe Bill Parcells?

  359. 359 RC5000 said at 9:35 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Sounds like Gase interview is done and he left Miami, no reported offer (yet?). Reports are mixed about how much Miami wants him and who knows about the reports anyway.

  360. 360 anon said at 9:37 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    leaving at 9.30, sounds like they tried but he’s still taking interviews.

  361. 361 wee2424 said at 10:02 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Really hope we get Gase. I think by having him is the best chance of retaining Bradford who gives us the best chance of winning.

  362. 362 JoeBlow said at 10:53 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Off topic, but just wanted to thank the people who recommended “making a murderer” just started it and it’s very good

    In return i’d like to recommend the movie I watched last night called “Sicario”. It’s about the drug cartels along the mexican border. It’s a two hour movie, but i enjoyed it so much it felt like it was over in 20 minutes.

  363. 363 daveH said at 10:55 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Did u ever watch Touristas? Some ppl hated it but i fell for it and it scared the hellll out of us
    Sicario sounds too scario

  364. 364 JoeBlow said at 11:02 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    i know of the movie but have never watched, i like horror films so i will give it a try!

  365. 365 Tdoteaglefan said at 10:57 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Sicario was one of the best films of the year imo. The tension throughout that film is so palpable.
    I also just started watching “making a murderer” just finished the first episode

  366. 366 GermanEagle said at 6:18 AM on January 8th, 2016:

    Is Sicario on Netflix or Amazon prime? Is the movie in english or Spanish?

  367. 367 Tdoteaglefan said at 6:24 AM on January 8th, 2016:

    I dont think its on Netflix yet, it was in theatres a couple months ago. It might be currently on DVD.

    Its an english movie with subtitles in some scenes

  368. 368 RC5000 said at 11:39 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    Matt Maiocco ‏@MaioccoCSN 10m10 minutes ago
    Source: The 49ers have met with former Eagles coach Chip Kelly about the head-coaching job.

  369. 369 Mac said at 11:45 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    I wanted to see a rivalry develop between the Eagles and Seahawks while Chip was here… but I’ll take viewing one from afar if he’s with the 49ers.

  370. 370 RC5000 said at 11:49 PM on January 7th, 2016:

    It’s a weird fit to me, Kaepernick or no Kaepernick.

  371. 371 Mac said at 12:07 AM on January 8th, 2016:

    They already have a 3-4 defense I think, which may help. High draft picks to help shape things up. They should be in long term rebuild mode… and I can’t really say whether that would be an advantage for pulling Chip in or not. 49ers seem like a team that needs some kind of clear vision.

  372. 372 Howie Littlefinger said at 2:12 AM on January 8th, 2016:

    Flip Sanchize for a 2nd rounder seems fair to me

  373. 373 Mac said at 2:13 AM on January 8th, 2016:

    Haha… now that would be amazing.

  374. 374 Anders said at 3:00 AM on January 8th, 2016:

    Is Chip Kelly a fan of Colin Kaepernick? A league source tonight suggested the answer is: yes, very much so. #49ers— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) 8. januar 2016

    They are also build around a heavy run game and a 3-4 2 gap defense.

    If Kelly has learned from his experience here, he might be successful their. If he jettisoned some of the bad character players (in Kelly’s opinion), he wont win