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Eagles News: Tom Coughlin's interview in Philadelphia went "very well"

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Tom Coughlin interview with Eagles went 'very well,' says Giants co-owner Steve Tisch -
Speaking to reporters following the NFL's relocation meetings, and after the final vote to move the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles, Giants co-owner Steve Tisch added a little something about another potential move.  Except this one involved a coach, not a team.  Tisch said that he was told by Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie that the Eagles interview with Tom Coughlin, who stepped down as Giants head coach earlier this month, went "very well."

Power rankings: Eagles coaching candidates' hair - PhillyVoice
What's more impressive about Pederson's hair is its versatility. "I'm looking for middle management on my right side (your left), and 'jolly grandfather with a pocket full of Werther's Originals' on my left."

What’s Up With McDermott? - Iggles Blitz
Sean McDermott was a terrific assistant coach for the Eagles from 2002-2008. He then succeeded Jim Johnson as defensive coordinator and held that job for two seasons, offering mixed results. Andy Reid fired him at that point and McDermott was hired by Ron Rivera to be part of his staff with the Panthers. McDermott has been the DC down there for five seasons and has put up excellent results. McDermott is young, smart and successful. But there isn’t much buzz about him right now. Why? I don’t have any concrete answers. I do have some guesses. First, McDermott was fired by Reid after only 2 years. Some people around the league know why that happened, but I’m sure plenty don’t. On field results were only part of the picture. Put simply, McDermott did not handle his promotion to DC well, on or off the field.

DN Agenda: Are you confident Jeffrey Lurie will get it right? - Daily News
Welllll . . . NO. Not so much. Jeffrey Lurie has provided the best, most stable ownership the Eagles have ever had, which is sort of like winning the tallest jockey contest. This is a franchise that has been around since 1933, yet never had a real practice facility, or a stadium to call its own, until Lurie took over from the beloved Norman Braman and made those items a priority. Ownership is the main reason the Eagles only have three championships to show for their long NFL tenure, the most recent having occurred in 1960. The franchise was sold BETWEEN the '48 and '49 championships. Lurie is a decent man with strong progressive values, who wants his organization to help the community, who doesn't interfere with coaching decisions. But does he know what a championship organization looks and feels like? Or how to build one? I have my doubts.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Championship Coaches - Birds 24/7
Searching for a head coach who can lead your team to a Super Bowl is an inexact science. Championship caliber coaches have come from all kinds of backgrounds, which is why — despite the Chip Kelly era — Jeffrey Lurie won’t rule out any type of coach, even those from college with no professional experience. "No category is diminished here," Lurie said the day after he fired Kelly. "We’re going to look at NFL coaches, NFL coordinators, college coaches, retired coaches — any category you can come up with, if we think it’s the best candidate." Although there may not be a prototype you can model the best head coaches after, we looked at the last 10 Super Bowl-winning coaches to seek similarities. Those coaches are Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll, John Harbaugh, Tom Coughlin, Mike McCarthy, Sean Payton, Mike Tomlin, Tony Dungy, Bill Cowher, and Jon Gruden. Be careful not to confuse correlation with causality, but we thought it would be interesting to look at those coaches in five different categories.

Andy Reid's coaching tree looks much better on defense - CSN Philly
Guest host Ron Burke made an interesting point on Monday's edition of Quick Slants. Discussing Andy Reid's coaching tree and the idea of Doug Pederson potentially being the Eagles' next head coach, Burke noted the distinction between the eventual successes of Reid's offensive coaches and defensive coaches.

Free Agents Brace For Uncertain Future -
As far as locking up key people on the team, (the Eagles) need to lock in the quarterback, address the offensive line. There are needs the team needs to address other than myself," Thurmond told reporters the day after the team’s season finale against one of his former teams, the Giants. "(I want to) go into a situation that’s going to be best for me as my career progresses, and we’ll see where it goes from there." Cornerback Nolan Carroll, who signed a two-year deal with Philadelphia in 2014 after spending his first four seasons in Miami, is another member of the Eagles’ defensive backfield set to hit free agency. The 28-year-old started 11 games this season on the opposite side of Byron Maxwell before suffering a broken ankle in the Thanksgiving loss to the Lions. Still, he ended up tying Jenkins for the team lead in deflected passes (15) and picked off two passes in his first season as a full-time starter for the Eagles.

Pairing of Parcells’ protégé’s in San Fran makes plenty of sense - PFT
So why would the 49ers show interest in coach Tom Coughlin? Apart from the fact that: (1) they’re looking for a coach who can win Super Bowls; (2) Coughlin has won two of them; (3) along the way to his most recent Super Bowl win, Coughlin beat Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers, Coughlin and G.M. Trent Baalke share a mentor. It’s Bill Parcells. He’s the coach Baalke wanted to hire in 2011, when Parcells was 69. Coughlin is now 69.

The NFL's Los Angeles relocation process, explained - SB Nation
NFL owners are finally making a decision about which team(s) will be moving to Los Angeles. Here's what you need to know.

Eagles and NRG are working together to give away tickets, prize packs, and more
Check this out, Eagles fans! And stay tuned to BGN for more info on contests involving free prizes.

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