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Eagles fire another front-office type, establishing a trend


There appears to be a house-cleaning coming in Philadelphia, and they’re picking off front office types one at a time.

The latest is Tim McDermott, the Eagles’ senior vice president and chief marketing officer, according to Reuben Frank of

McDermott is the older brother of former Eagles assistant coach Sean McDermott, who is in town tonight as the Panthers defensive coordinator.

Last week, the Eagles fired a corporate PR type, owner Jeffery Lurie’s liason to the community. GM Howie Roseman received a contract extension when Joe Banner left the team, but the business side is getting a new look.

Tim McDermott was one of the top execs in the building, listed below only Lurie and team president Don Smolenski on the flow chart.

Both the Eagles and McDermott released statements calling the departure “amicable.”

While the firing of spokesmen and marketing men don’t impact the product on the field, it adds to the feeling of a pending clean sweep in Philadelphia, one which is going to collect a bunch of coaches and players in the process.

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26 Responses to “Eagles fire another front-office type, establishing a trend”
  1. rickastleydancemoves says: Nov 26, 2012 2:18 PM

    How do I get hair like that?

  2. 12strikes says: Nov 26, 2012 2:19 PM

    I smell Championship!

  3. rdrdrs58 says: Nov 26, 2012 2:26 PM

    must have been caught wearing a paper bag over his head at his desk…

  4. dragonfly99 says: Nov 26, 2012 2:27 PM

    Those last two firings should solve all their problems. Pretty soon it will just be Andy Reid and Jeffrey Lurie left, ready to start re-building for next year.

  5. profootballwalk says: Nov 26, 2012 2:27 PM

    The product sucks – fire the advertising manager!

  6. geniusfan says: Nov 26, 2012 2:31 PM

    Fire Andy Reid now Lurie, spare him from the absolute massacre that’s coming tonight.

    Tonight may just be the ugliest in Eagles history and that says a lot that says a whole lot.

  7. superflorio says: Nov 26, 2012 2:33 PM

    Does he go by the name “King Dunlap” on Sundays?

  8. hippieway says: Nov 26, 2012 2:35 PM

    The uniforms are next.

  9. rcampore says: Nov 26, 2012 2:38 PM

    I crack up about how many “analysts” not only picked them to win the division, but to get to the Super Bowl.

    Goes to show you how much stock you should take when listening to these so called sports experts. I think a monkey could have as good a shot at choosing what teams get to the big game.

  10. realfootballfan says: Nov 26, 2012 2:40 PM

    The poor McDermott brothers have gotten singled out by the Eagles, lol.

  11. eaglesw00t says: Nov 26, 2012 2:41 PM

    The clean sweep is about 4 years past due. Post 2008 was the time to do it.

  12. rajbais says: Nov 26, 2012 2:44 PM

    Uh oh!!!

    Now I’m not on the “Is Andy Next” bandwagon, but I’m on the “Howie Roseman is getting into Jeffrey Lurie’s Head” bandwagon because Roseman is the only one who’s undeservingly safe.

  13. captainwisdom8888 says: Nov 26, 2012 2:44 PM

    Dark days for my Eagles are imminent…And I hope our stay in the cellar of the NFL isn’t a lengthy one. Young QBs are ushering in a new era in the NFL, and Philly needs to employ a signal-caller that can outsmart defenses, anticipate recievers, and show poise in the pocket. Leaders must be acquired and draft picks can no longer be squandered.

    The monotony of Reid and Co is driving many of us Philly fans absolutely bonkers. This city desperately needs a bright coaching mind to step in. The lack of effort is embarrassing this season, and a coach like Jon Gruden could help to instill some fiery competitiveness and change the culture of this organization.

    If only B-dawk were here….

  14. gshozy says: Nov 26, 2012 2:45 PM

    White hair and brown teeth. Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

  15. flipadelphia77777 says: Nov 26, 2012 2:51 PM

    Keep cleaning house

  16. newkirk850 says: Nov 26, 2012 2:52 PM

    When is it Andy’s turn? That should have happened by now.

  17. ttommytom says: Nov 26, 2012 2:53 PM

    Somewhere, Santa Claus is smiling…

  18. crubenst says: Nov 26, 2012 3:03 PM

    There’s only one way to fix this mess and thats to start by hiring a football guy as the gm to make all football decisions. Bill Polian comes to mind.

  19. tformation says: Nov 26, 2012 3:04 PM

    The timing is interesting on this. I’m surprised they didn’t wait until AFTER tonight’s game. Had they waited until after the Eagles get slaughtered by the 2-8 Panthers tonight, they could have fired this McDermott guy on Tuesday and pretended they were addressing the problem. Now, they’re going to have to fire someone else on Tuesday.

    The janitors in the Eagles organization are nervous…

  20. joewilliesshnoz says: Nov 26, 2012 3:22 PM

    Now, if they could fire Michael Vick . . .?

  21. dynasonic says: Nov 26, 2012 5:05 PM

    Man… hard to believe the Colts snagged the possible GM of the year from this mess.

  22. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 26, 2012 5:17 PM

    Good for the Eagles to clean house and get rid of the people who they think aren’t adding value. But more importantly they need to figure out how to make the right hires the next time so they don’t repeat the same mistake and have to fire the next team of executives and coaches/managers.

  23. tincansailor981 says: Nov 26, 2012 5:34 PM

    The mystery is out of this equation, Andy’s gone. It’s just a matter of when.

  24. deenice810 says: Nov 26, 2012 6:19 PM

    Meanwhile Andy Reid and King Dunplap still are employed. 4

  25. ytownjoe says: Nov 26, 2012 8:57 PM

    Anybody want Joe Banner back?

  26. raiderapologist says: Nov 26, 2012 10:24 PM

    Hair Club For Men is missing out on a marketing opportunity.

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