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NFL coaching rumors: Eagles, Adam Gase still have mutual interest

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Don't rule him out just yet.

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There's another new development in the Race for Adam Gase. Or the Gase Chase. Or whatever you want to call it. Despite the fact that Gase is reportedly NOT scheduled to meet with the Philadelphia Eagles for a second interview, Jeff McLane reports there is still mutual interest between both sides. From the report:

NFL Network reported on Wednesday that the Eagles had planned on setting up a second interview with Gase, but a league source said nothing yet had been scheduled. The team remains interested in meeting with Gase again, however, another NFL source said.

The feeling is mutual. Gase came away from the meeting with a favorable opinion of Roseman, a source familiar with his thinking said. Roseman, the Eagles' vice president of football operations, will head the personnel department and work hand-in-hand with the new coach.

I'll repeat what I said earlier today: just because Gase might not have a second interview scheduled yet doesn't mean he won't eventually get one.

The other key part of McLane's report here is that Gase and Howie Roseman seemed to get along. That's critical. There is concern about Roseman potentially scaring off coaching candidates. Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie stressed that the Eagles will go back to using a collaborative effort with respect to the player personnel department. Meaning, not a situation where the head coach has all the power like in the case of Chip Kelly.

The race for Gase is heating up as the Bears coordinator continues his interview schedule. He's meeting with the Giants on Friday after spending Thursday in Miami. Speaking of the Dolphins:

This Getlin tweet echoes the report from Wednesday evening that the Dolphins are trying to hire Gase before he can get back to Philly. This kind of report seems like an effort from Gase's agent to create an even more competitive market for his client, so take it for what it's worth.