It’s been 14 days since the Philadelphia Eagles dismissed Mike Groh and began their search for a new offensive coordinator. We still don’t know who they will hire but we do know who they won’t hire as potential options continue to come off the board.
The latest name to cross off the list of candidates is former Washington head coach Jay Gruden, who is reportedly going to replace John DeFilippo as the Jacksonville Jaguars’ offensive coordinator.
Gruden hadn’t been linked to Philadelphia’s OC job via any media reports but some speculated he could be in the running. Eagles fans polled here at Bleeding Green Nation viewed him as a desirable target:
Gruden obviously didn’t work out in Washington but it’s hardly like he was the only or biggest issue with that franchise. It’s not like he got canned because he was a bad schemer as much as there were other problems down there.
But alas, Gruden is off the board. And so are the following names: Graham Harrell, James Urban, Pat Shurmur (thankfully), Joe Brady, Jason Garrett, Mike Kafka, Todd Monken, Kevin O’Connell, and the aforementioned John DeFilippo.
The only external option the Eagles have been connected to that IS still available is Jim Caldwell. Just hire him already!