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Eagles fly back to Philly after interviewing Mike McCoy


The Eagles are returning to Philadelphia without a new coach.  And on the night before their former coach, Andy Reid, will be introduced as the new coach of the Chiefs, the Eagles seem no closer to making a hire than when they fired Reid.

According to, the Eagles’ traveling brain trust of owner Jeffrey Lurie, president Don Smolenski, and G.M. Howie Roseman have left Denver after interviewing Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.

The Eagles also have interviewed Oregon coach Chip Kelly, Falcons defensive coordinator, Mike Nolan, Falcons special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, Penn State coach Bill O’Brien, and McCoy. The Eagles plan to interview Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley.

Coaches working for teams still alive in the playoffs can’t be hired until their teams’ seasons have ended.

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24 Responses to “Eagles fly back to Philly after interviewing Mike McCoy”
  1. andyreidsbossoms says: Jan 6, 2013 9:35 PM

    Gus please!

  2. dolphins4 says: Jan 6, 2013 9:38 PM

    Go hire Lovie Smith,Jon Guden,Bill Cowher or Mike Holmgren.

  3. benh999 says: Jan 6, 2013 9:39 PM

    Isn’t McCoy the Dollhins’ HC?

  4. bobbyhoying says: Jan 6, 2013 9:40 PM

    Maybe no one wants to come to Philly and deal with the warmhearted fans and friendly media.

  5. joebloww says: Jan 6, 2013 9:41 PM

    Shouldn’t it read Eagles cry back to Philly?

  6. brenenostler says: Jan 6, 2013 9:44 PM

    Makes sense. McCoy needs a job since Peyton is the OC in Denver.

  7. bobleblah says: Jan 6, 2013 9:48 PM

    How does Lovie Smith not have a job but Andy Reid does?

  8. bricktop02 says: Jan 6, 2013 9:49 PM

    What division do the dollhins play in?

  9. gallaghedj311 says: Jan 6, 2013 9:50 PM

    I wouldn’t want to coach here if I was a coach. Maybe it’ll take big name coaches and free agent shunning to make the fans appreciate a winning organization. Because we surely do not. It’s probably been 7-8 years since I’ve gone 3 months without hearing a story about how some athlete fell out of favor with the fans bc he simply spoke the truth about over booing and not supporting the team

  10. bricktop02 says: Jan 6, 2013 9:51 PM

    It should read joebloww loves bobbyhoying. Losers.

  11. jroman11 says: Jan 6, 2013 9:51 PM

    Glad the Eagles aren’t jumping the gun on a guy. Interview all the candidates and pick the right one. Whoever it is, he needs to bring a good D-Coordinator with him.

  12. rollore says: Jan 6, 2013 10:00 PM

    Hope they get Gus Bradley and pay a ton to get Lovie as DC. They did that for Jim Johnson, so why not do it for Lovie?

  13. joshuavkidd says: Jan 6, 2013 10:12 PM

    Zero percent chance they hire a defensive guy as their head coach… Forget about Lovie or Bradley.

  14. bigwaz says: Jan 6, 2013 10:12 PM

    Why is no one considering jack del rio? I thought he did a great job in Jacksonville and denver

  15. burgandy2260 says: Jan 6, 2013 10:14 PM

    I don’t think Lovie is going to land a HC job this year. I think you may see him back in STL as the DC.

  16. bricktop02 says: Jan 6, 2013 10:30 PM

    I think McCoy could be the guy to bring the best out of Foles. Would love to have Lovie as DC. The question is would he take a DC job?

  17. brauningj says: Jan 6, 2013 10:31 PM

    Bruce Arians is the man for the job. Gus Bradley is a good second choice. I say hire Bruce, a proven winner on both the collegiate level and the pros with Philly ties. Look what he did with worthless burger in Pittsburgh who hasn’t been the same since. He took an interim slot in Indy and did wonders with rookie Andrew Luck on a team that won what? 1 game the prior season?? You can’t tell me a rookie QB makes causes an 8 game swing. He put Temple on the map back in the 80’s. So he is well aware what Philly fans are like. Besides we need the stability of a veteran coach who isn’t afraid to run the ball and also is capable of opening things up when needed. I wouldn’t mind bringing Lovie Smith in as D coordinator if he isn’t offered another HC gig. If we can’t have a dream team on the field why not on the sidelines? LOL.

  18. Simon says: Jan 6, 2013 10:59 PM

    C’mon. Go get Gus. It’s time to get back to a defense that has an attitude.

  19. cameronmarconi says: Jan 6, 2013 11:14 PM

    Maybe you should consider hiring a G.M. that knows football more than money. Oddly the eagles started falling apart when Roseman got the job. There was articles everywhere that Reid didn’t have the same power. The decision making about most football matters went downhill. Obviously, Vick being the stupidest of all. If the offense didn’t turn the ball over 4 or 5 times a game, Castillo would still be the DC and he would be coaching a top ten defense. Weeks 5 and 6, you don’t blow those games with giveaways and your 4-2 or 5-1 and nobody goes into panic mode and starts firing people. Blame the management just as much as the coaching for this season. You run a football business! Be better at the football part and you will get back on top.

  20. rajbais says: Jan 6, 2013 11:18 PM

    Just hire Arians! He knows championships and Philadelphia!!

  21. thesmedman says: Jan 7, 2013 12:21 AM

    Arians would work. Not the best choice but he would work.

    I agree with the last comment that they need to “consider hiring a GM that knows football more than money”. That is spot on, and may very well be the reason why they are not having success so far. Remove Roseman and I bed folks with significant experience would pop up immediately.

  22. somekat says: Jan 7, 2013 1:39 AM

    Unless they cancel interviews tomorrow with everyone else, we don’t know anything. They can’t hire him until his team is eliminated.

  23. chi01town says: Jan 7, 2013 6:02 AM

    McCoy has had two interviews with
    Chicago and he is waiting for the final word from Emery. thats why Philly flew home last night without
    a Contract.

  24. oldbyrd says: Jan 7, 2013 2:20 PM

    Hire Gus and stop the fuss. Bring back the Buddy Ryan attitude. Don’t you think that’s what we need? Their are a lot of Off. Coord’s far far better than Marty M. avail. The Eagles have a lot of talent. They need teachers.

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