Eagles fly back to Philly after interviewing Mike McCoy

AP

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 CSNPhilly.com, 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.

24 responses to “Eagles fly back to Philly after interviewing Mike McCoy

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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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