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Understanding why Lurie might never fire Roseman - NBCSP
Roseman speaks Lurie’s language. He knows not only exactly what Lurie wants to hear but exactly how he wants to hear it. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Roseman is remarkably organized, he’s passionate about football and he’s bright enough to be able to articulate a clear vision for the franchise in terms Lurie wants to hear. When Lurie went into his nonsensical diatribe Monday about how, yeah, maybe the Eagles’ draft picks haven’t always panned out but the guys they REALLY wanted who got picked AHEAD of them turned out to be great … you can just picture Roseman expressing that to Lurie in a way that actually seemed logical to Lurie at the time. Remember, Roseman is an attorney. He’s trained to be able to make a pretty compelling case for even the most absurd premise. Maybe one day Lurie will fire Roseman. If the sub-par drafts continue and the losing seasons continue and the next coach doesn’t work out. Maybe. But I honestly doubt it. Lurie craves stability. He values consistency. He doesn’t trust a lot of people, and he’s got a trusted adviser who’s been at his side for a quarter of a century.

Why whoever the Eagles hire will suck - BGN
Having fired the coach who won the Eagles their only Super Bowl, the Eagles are now in search of a new one. Whoever he is, he will almost certainly fail compared to his predecessor, because it’s really hard to win a Super Bowl. And he will probably suck, because most people hired to be a head coach are not cut out to be a head coach. From 2016 to 2018, 20 head coaches were hired, and 13 were fired, including everyone from Pederson’s 2016 class, with three more in Matt Nagy, Kliff Kingsbury, and Vic Fangio probably hanging by a thread. Two of the eight coaches hired in 2019 have already been fired. Adam Gase has been hired and fired twice in five years. It’s a brutal profession. Whoever the Eagles hire will probably be fired in three or four years. Let’s review every coach connected to the Eagles or that people would like to see connected to the team and examine why they’re destined to fail.

Eagles Coaching Candidates - Yes Please, Meh, or GTFO? - BGN Radio
Brandon Lee Gowton and Jimmy Kempski are joined by special guest Dan Klausner to talk all things Eagles and debate the long list of potential head coaching hires for the Eagles!

Coaching Carousel Update - Iggles Blitz
Moore has done really good things with the Dallas offense in the past couple of years. He had plenty of talent to work with, but then delivered good results. I think it is smart for the Eagles to talk to him. Moore has never had to fix a broken QB, but he knows how to design and call plays. That’s crucial in the modern NFL. Is Moore enough of a leader to run an NFL team? That’s a big question and I’m not sure of the answer. The reason you meet with Moore is to get a better feel for him as a person and potential leader. Moore was a great QB at Boise State. He was good enough to be an NFL backup for a couple of years. That was more on brains than talent so moving to coaching was a natural transition. He’s on pace to be a head coach some day. That could be in the next few weeks or the next few years.

Report: Philadelphia Eagles request interview with Kellen Moore for their vacant head coach position - Blogging The Boys
It would not be ideal for the Cowboys to lose Moore which is why it was significant that he chose a three-year deal with the team over a head coach opportunity at Boise State. As true as that is, it is sort of wild that he is already being considered a head coach candidate at the NFL level. Many have noted how recent it was that Doug Pederson led the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory. It was absolutely not too far in the rearview mirror. Those events happened in the 2017 season... the last year that Kellen Moore was still a player in the National Football League. Moore’s rise has been quick and he clearly has a bright mind and future in the world of football. Ideally he is with the Cowboys for the foreseeable future, but it would surely be difficult for him to turn down an NFL head coaching opportunity if one came his way.

Decoding Jeffrey Lurie: Is Carson Wentz back? How attractive is the Eagles’ job? - The Athletic
Overall, Lurie’s endorsement of Wentz was rather tepid — he twice referred to Wentz as an “asset,” which seemed telling even if it was simply a poor choice of words. His answer, when asked if Wentz will be on the 2021 roster, was good news for Eagles fans and maybe troubling news for Wentz. “First of all, I don’t think any owner should decide that,” he said. “It behooves us as a team with a new coach, a new coaching staff, to be able to really get him back to that elite progression where he was capable of.” How much of a factor do you expect the quarterback situation to play into the coaching search? Will whomever they hire truly get to pick between Wentz and Jalen Hurts or do you expect Lurie to put his thumb on the scale in one direction or another? Would it be tenable to bring back both players? And how much is Wentz’s mystifying regression responsible for Pederson’s exit?

Where are they now? DT Ed Khayat -
There have been over 1,750 men who’ve played for the Eagles. Twenty-four have served as the head coach. However, only four have done both. One of them is Ed Khayat. Khayat, a defensive tackle at Tulane, was not drafted in 1957. He was recommended. “The way I got in the NFL in the first place was because John Mazur, who at one time was a coach with the Eagles, was one of our coaches at Tulane,” Khayat says. “He called Washington where Joe Kuharich was the coach and got me a contract as a free agent. I made the team and started quite a few of the games as a rookie and then the next year, I got cut on the last cut.” After returning to his alma mater, where he helped out the coaching staff for a few weeks, Khayat was recommended again in 1958. This time to Philadelphia.

Washington Football Team 2021 Mock Off-Season - Hogs Haven
I went into the 2021 off-season with hope of finding a quarterback... and find one I did. The price [2021 first-round pick and 2022 third-round pick] for Matthew Stafford may seem a bit high, but he’s a legitimate talent even at age 33. With a solid offensive line in front of him, and weapons all around him, Stafford can thrive with a solid running game, and play-action shots to McLaurin and Robinson.

‘Valentine’s Views:’ Sticking with, strongly supporting, Daniel Jones is right move for Giants - Big Blue View
People far smarter than I am when it comes to quarterback play believe that to be the case. They believe Jones is improving at getting through his progressions, at making decisions. The numbers were down in terms of touchdown passes and yardage in 2020, but the stats also clearly indicate a quarterback who did a better job protecting the football. His fumbles were down from 18 to 11, the only interception Jones threw in the last six games was a perfectly thrown ball that went right through the hands of Evan Engram and Jones’ three highest passer ratings of the season came over the final six weeks.

Jaguars hire Urban Meyer as head coach: 3 immediate takeaways - Big Cat Country
While hiring Meyer appears at first glance to be a slam-dunk, there are plenty of risks to go along with it. The Jaguars have aimed high and their ability to make this work will be of the utmost importance. While Meyer has had plenty of success, winning 85% of his games at the collegiate level and particularly in his stops with the Gators (two National Championships) and the Buckeyes (one National Championship), he also has had a couple of dark spots within his tenure at both universities. Meyer has retired twice before the age of 54 due to health concerns. Once in 2010, and again in 2018. Since his retirement, Meyer has worked as an analyst for Fox Sports with a concentration on the Big Ten. While health reasons are not negative in terms of his ability to coach a football team, it is something to consider moving forward.

Report: Arthur Smith has second interviews with Falcons - Music City Miracles
He’s now set to meet with the Jets for a second time, and then will meet with the Eagles and Lions. All of this coming after interviews with the Jaguars and Chargers. [...] In two seasons, Smith’s offense has finished in the top six of the league in DVOA rankings. He’s helped revitalize Ryan Tannehill’s career, while maximizing Derrick Henry’s production. It’s easily been the best stretch of offense we’ve seen in Nashville since the days of Steve McNair.

Jets announce the hiring of Robert Saleh as head coach - Gang Green Nation
Over the last few days the buzz suggested that Saleh was the likely frontrunner for the job. He was the first candidate to receive a second round interview. Even though he left without a deal yesterday, the two sides apparently liked the match.

The SB Nation NFL Show: The Bears are making a mistake keeping Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy - SB Nation
Let’s say you run an NFL team... Your general manager has one winning season over six years, no playoff wins, and can’t get the quarterback position right. Your head coach has overseen two straight 8-8 seasons and likely deserves just as much blame as the quarterback he’s been tasked with fixing. What do you do in that scenario? According to Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey, you run it back. Not only do you choose to run it back, but you’re also “impressed” by the job both of them have done.


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