When Tom Coughlin withdrew from the Philadelphia Eagles' coaching search on Thursday, people began to speculate about why he turned the job down. Some will argue the Eagles are a dysfunctional organization with a flawed power structure. That might have contributed to why Coughlin didn't want to join. Or maybe it didn't.
Sources say Coughlin could have had Eagles job, but withdrew because the core of his staff is under contract to NYG and staying with McAdoo— Gary Myers (@garymyersNYDN) January 14, 2016
Coughlin didn't want to start over with new staff and NYG were not about to release his assistants to join him with rival Eagles.— Gary Myers (@garymyersNYDN) January 14, 2016
Graz: "I didnt hear that Howie Roseman was an issue for Coughlin./ The key issue was staff structure." https://t.co/mxjSShB6q0— 97.3 ESPN FM (@973espn) January 14, 2016
It would obviously be hard for the 69-year-old Coughlin to start a new coaching staff from scratch with McAdoo and co. staying in New York.
This report might not be much of a consolation to Eagles fans, but maybe it does suggest they're not a total joke? I don't know. I guess I'm just trying to find a silver lining at this point.
I'd still argue that Howie Roseman being in charge is very troubling and could be a factor why the Eagles have missed out on several coaching targets, not just Coughlin.