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Eagles fire VP of communications, that should fix it

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The Eagles, continuing a trend of firing people who aren’t necessarily the problem, have gotten rid of their PR man.

Apparently Juan Castillo couldn’t be fired again, so they dispatched senior vice president of communications Rob Zeiger Tuesday, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. His name was already removed from the team’s website Tuesday night.

Zeiger was the liason between owner Jeff Lurie, the front office and the media, the guy left to explain things to the public.

Neither the team nor Zeiger commented on the decision.

In many places, PR directors are long-term fixtures, but not in Philadelphia. Zeiger had just started in May 2011, and they had gone through three others in 10 years.

Call it a hunch, but we’re guessing he’s not the last high-level Eagles employee to leave before the start of next season.

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30 Responses to “Eagles fire VP of communications, that should fix it”
  1. tigrrrr says: Nov 21, 2012 8:27 AM

    Get rid of the cancer, begin healing!

  2. husky2score says: Nov 21, 2012 8:27 AM



  3. mp4philly says: Nov 21, 2012 8:36 AM

    Lol. Great headline.

  4. tombradyswig says: Nov 21, 2012 8:36 AM

    yeah, you said it, that’ll fix it!!
    clean house, Mr Laurie!!
    Take some time off Andy and grieve for your son.

  5. champ1118 says: Nov 21, 2012 8:39 AM

    Wow…right before the holidays! I’m not an Eagles fan, but I’m disappointed in what seems like a classless move by a typically classy organization.

  6. erictheclown says: Nov 21, 2012 8:39 AM


  7. eagleswin says: Nov 21, 2012 8:39 AM

    I wouldn’t want to explain the trainwreck the last 2 years have been either.

    Stop drafting like you are smarter than everyone else and maybe your top draft picks will start contributing. No more undersized guys with a high motor. No more overage 1st round picks because you want someone more mature.

    No more wide nine. No more howard mudd.

  8. fantasychumps says: Nov 21, 2012 8:40 AM

    Philly fans & the media will not stop until Andy is gone. The offensive line is terrible & the talent level on the defensive side is not good enough to compensate. No coach would win with the teams current makeup.

  9. vicksprman says: Nov 21, 2012 8:44 AM


  10. jimw81 says: Nov 21, 2012 8:50 AM

    Begin to wonder if howie roseman job is safe. These players were mostly his signings and choosing in the first place.

  11. timtheenchanter1 says: Nov 21, 2012 8:50 AM

    So what you’re saying is they’ve officially shot the messenger.

  12. jimw81 says: Nov 21, 2012 8:57 AM

    Removing pr guy was just pr move because city is ripping them apart and actually begging flyers to come back from a stupid lockout plus stealing any attention phillies might get.

  13. patayling says: Nov 21, 2012 9:01 AM

    He fumbled and bumbled his way through the handling the controversy about the Eagles pumping the music up real loud two weeks ago. It was another embarrassment in a long line of them for this year’s team.

  14. nfl fan says: Nov 21, 2012 9:04 AM

    I thought Dave Spadaro was the PR man, based upon what comes out of his mouth. Fire him next!

  15. bastyboy says: Nov 21, 2012 9:10 AM

    Is there anyone who can confirm that this guy is getting fired because the eagles don’t win lately and not for any other reasons?

    Yeah, that’s what I tought!

  16. ironcity6pak says: Nov 21, 2012 9:11 AM

    Don’t these guys know its the kickers fault……..yeah, it’s the kickers fault.

  17. docboss says: Nov 21, 2012 9:19 AM

    Jeff, call Dick Vermeil. Let’s clean up this mess.

  18. FinFan68 says: Nov 21, 2012 9:22 AM

    Is he the unnamed source that said Reid would be the coach Monday night?

  19. nananatman says: Nov 21, 2012 9:25 AM

    Hahaha, apparently he sent a memo to Mike Vick telling him to give the ball away and because Vick can read the message was received.

  20. parlett316 says: Nov 21, 2012 9:27 AM

    NFC East must love firing their PR guys.

  21. richndc says: Nov 21, 2012 9:33 AM

    Don’t worry iggles fans. Chuckie and Rich Gannon are on their way!!! They will right the ship…..

  22. rajbais says: Nov 21, 2012 9:51 AM

    Fire Roseman too!!!

    Lurie has cash!!!

  23. newagerocker says: Nov 21, 2012 10:04 AM

    Let the cleansing begin!

  24. deathmonkey41 says: Nov 21, 2012 10:17 AM

    They should have apologized to Juan Castillo, hired him back in some capacity, then fired him again.

  25. steelerben says: Nov 21, 2012 10:20 AM

    Hey, why not just fire everyone now and forfeit the rest of the season? That’ll make Eagles fans happy!

    Yeah, people are getting fired left and right in Philly. Deservedly so. Until the season ends you can’t dismantle everything, so you start off with getting rid of non-essential services.

  26. stv1719 says: Nov 21, 2012 11:48 AM

    Did you know Andy Reid was the one who hand-built this roster? So even if the players play bad or are just bad, Andy hand picked them… All his fault

  27. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 21, 2012 1:30 PM

    Still need to hire a Strategy Consultant to advise the GM and coaches on that which they miss.

  28. illwillthemick says: Nov 21, 2012 4:56 PM

    @stv1719 he didnt hand pick them, his GM did and then he gave hgis thoughts on the players on a list he gave them. then theyd drafted best play available

  29. bippybellito says: Nov 21, 2012 6:00 PM

    Anybody need tix for the next 3 games? Cheap!!! It is apparent that the team has lost The City and the Suburbs and Southern NJ. Caring is futile until a significant change….at the top……is made. Remember Jerry Wohlman? This is the mantra of Philly Fans…..Deliver, or Leave.

  30. stevenfbrackett says: Nov 21, 2012 8:26 PM

    Of course he got fired. And about darned time, too! Everyone knows it was his poorly crafted press releases that caused all those turnovers.

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