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Eagles will conduct second interview with Gus Bradley on Tuesday

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Those rumors of Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley being the favorite to become the next Eagles head coach could be moving closer to fruition.

The Eagles have announced that a second interview will be conducted with Bradley on Tuesday.

Bradley interviewed for the first time with the Eagles on Saturday.  After Sunday’s loss to the Falcons in the divisional round of the playoffs, Bradley is now free to be interviewed by anyone — and to be hired.

Bradley also has interviewed with the Chargers.

In Philly, hiring Bradley would represent a significant departure from the past 14 years, when the Eagles were coached by an offensive specialist.  It makes us wonder whether the Eagles’ dream for the team is to hire Bradley to be the head coach, and to pair him with former Ravens coach Brian Billick, who interviewed for the coaching job last week, as offensive coordinator.

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52 Responses to “Eagles will conduct second interview with Gus Bradley on Tuesday”
  1. lks311 says: Jan 14, 2013 9:07 PM

    Aren’t the Eagles’ concerned that the baby will arrive just as camp opens?

  2. jakec4 says: Jan 14, 2013 9:07 PM

    Philly just can’t quit the mustache. Good idea for Billick as OC but he probably makes more calling games. He has an ego too though. Can’t imagine he’d want to be an underling to the mustache.

  3. phillyphever says: Jan 14, 2013 9:11 PM

    Bradley’s not leaving Philly without a contract. Billick: no way in hell I want him as the OC. Honestly, other than that one year in Minnesota, what has he done on the offensive side on the ball? Plus, there’s no way Billick comes back to coaching unless it’s the head job.

  4. bmcg13 says: Jan 14, 2013 9:11 PM

    Get it done tomorrow … Before they go interview Sandusky !

  5. specialagentjohnnyutah says: Jan 14, 2013 9:17 PM

    After yesterdays 31 second meltdown on D I’m ok with losing him. That BS happened few to many times this year.

  6. defswitch says: Jan 14, 2013 9:17 PM

    I like what i am reading.

  7. jlinatl says: Jan 14, 2013 9:17 PM

    I hope it’s because they want to hire him and not because they’ve interviewed every possible active coach once and their bringing in their Top Twenty for Round 2

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 14, 2013 9:19 PM

    Getting the man to spill his guts fully is a two day job.

  9. 12strikes says: Jan 14, 2013 9:19 PM

    “Brian Billick, who interviewed for the coaching job last week, as offensive coordinator.”

    As there ever been a Super Bowl WINNING head coach that took a coordinator job?

    On top of that… I think moving from TV to a Coordinator’s job is a MAJOR down grade.

  10. 3fingerlenny says: Jan 14, 2013 9:21 PM

    Eagles should hire art shell

  11. ketch20too says: Jan 14, 2013 9:21 PM

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE hire Bradley. His horrible prevent D cost the Hawks games against the Lions, Phins, And yesterday against the Falcons and allowed the Bears a 54 yard bomb to get into a tying FG. One of the worst D’s on third and long. PLEASE, take him off our hands.

  12. somekat says: Jan 14, 2013 9:22 PM

    Don’t let this guy get out of town Lurie! Close the deal!

    There are literally dozen of guys who can turn the Eagles offense around. Especially if they pick Joekel in the draft to sure up the line. Just too much talent there.

    They need someone to fix the leaky defense. Bad coaching was the biggest problem on offense (very predictable), bad play was the biggest problem on D. they need a total overhaul on that side of the ball

  13. wwwfugu says: Jan 14, 2013 9:23 PM

    Great article

  14. snoqualmieterry says: Jan 14, 2013 9:24 PM

    As a Hawks fan, I am troubled that our defensive coordinator interviewed the same week we had our 2nd round playoff game. He should have focused on his current job. I don’t think we gave up as many big plays as we did. I know the players are mainly to blame, but Gus, I am ashamed of you.

  15. aldavisisthenfl says: Jan 14, 2013 9:25 PM

    Billick would also be an excellent interim when Bradley is out on maternity leave……

  16. andyreidsbossoms says: Jan 14, 2013 9:25 PM

    Hire Gus!!! Lurie and roseman are driving me nuts

  17. Uncle Leo says: Jan 14, 2013 9:25 PM

    @lks311

    That looks like it is due before Valentines Day.

  18. crubenst says: Jan 14, 2013 9:25 PM

    Terrible idea hiring an O coordinator. The head coach needs to make that call. Its like hiring a defensive line coach before a defensive coordinator… oh wait!

  19. groupersandwich says: Jan 14, 2013 9:25 PM

    That’s how you keep footballs dry in Seattle.

  20. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 14, 2013 9:26 PM

    Have they asked Gus what his gut feeling is?

  21. captfox says: Jan 14, 2013 9:28 PM

    I always liked Billick but the following ( paraphrased ) is what Billick actually said at the end of the Seahawks – Falcons game
    ( Seattle down 6 -under a minute to go and a 3rd down upcoming )
    ” Geez , you have to wonder if the Seahawks don’t convert here if they might decide to kick a fg on 4th down and then go for an on-side kick ” .
    Even my 10 year old son looked at me and said “Whaaa ? ”

    And I thought nobody was dumber than Solomon Wilcox ( other than maybe Dan Dierdorf )

  22. jnks10 says: Jan 14, 2013 9:30 PM

    I would be so happy to hear him hired as the Eagles new head coach tomorrow.

  23. autoriot says: Jan 14, 2013 9:30 PM

    I really hope to read a headline, within the next day or two, that says that this is a done deal. He is the best candidate out there for the job. I have believed all along that he was the guy that they wanted and that the process was dragging out due to the playoffs.

  24. gitlin1 says: Jan 14, 2013 9:33 PM

    Who said Billick would leave TV for a coordinator job!!

  25. therealtrenches says: Jan 14, 2013 9:36 PM

    I like this development. I want Philly to have the kind of D I’ve seen from him. Philly is a defense first town, even after 14 years of Andy Reid. Gimme Gus!

  26. jakec4 says: Jan 14, 2013 9:41 PM

    autoriot says: Jan 14, 2013 9:30 PM

    I really hope to read a headline, within the next day or two, that says that this is a done deal. He is the best candidate out there for the job. I have believed all along that he was the guy that they wanted and that the process was dragging out due to the playoffs.

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    I’m sure that’s it. The Eagles just like wining and dining random guys with no expectations while they waited for the mustache to become available.

  27. drbob117 says: Jan 14, 2013 9:44 PM

    They canceled Arians , so this guy is it… Bradley probably by Wednesday.

  28. 25cuts says: Jan 14, 2013 9:45 PM

    Yes, hire Gus. His D aside from yesterday led the league with 15ppg against. He can fix the D.

  29. osoviejo says: Jan 14, 2013 9:51 PM

    “On top of that… I think moving from TV to a Coordinator’s job is a MAJOR down grade.”

    Not for the viewers.

  30. bricktop02 says: Jan 14, 2013 9:57 PM

    Jake why do you keep pushing Billick?You sound like his agent. He really is not a good coach. Trust me Eagles fans don’t want Billick here.

  31. osoviejo says: Jan 14, 2013 10:04 PM

    It’s hard to know where Carroll ends and Bradley begins.

    Seahawks fans haven’t been happy all year with third-and-long failures, and that’s understandable. However, even with Jason Jones the inside pass rush was weak to non-existent all season.

    In addition, whatever the failures this was still the top scoring defense in the league. That’s not chopped liver. There has been solid and steady defensive improvement every year under Bradley.

    Lastly, he has a passion to teach and his players love playing for him.

    There aren’t many perfect candidates out there that are looking for work. As a Seahawks fan, if the organization values what Bradley brings to the team I hope that Paul Allen steps up and gives him a raise sufficient to retain him for another couple of years. This is a very young defense and I’d like to see it mature a bit before a major upheaval like a new DC would cause.

  32. ketch20too says: Jan 14, 2013 10:08 PM

    Careful what you ask for Philly fans, you just may get it. Bradley gets out coached nearly every game. Just like Bevell is getting more kudos than he deserves thanks RW, Bradley is too due to Sherm and Browner

  33. Derwin Worrell says: Jan 14, 2013 10:11 PM

    I really want these teams to leave my coordinators alone! We have a promising future in Seattle and the league has been put on notice! I need Gus back next season to complete the mission.

  34. Simon says: Jan 14, 2013 10:17 PM

    I’m on the Gus bus. If nothing else, the postgame pressers will be a bit more interesting.

  35. slobmykolb says: Jan 14, 2013 10:21 PM

    Looks like gut Bradley has already introduced himself to all the cheesesteak vendors in a 12 block radius of the teams headquarters!! I zoomed in on that stache n I swear I could see half a cheesesteak hidden in it!!

  36. fuglyflorio says: Jan 14, 2013 10:33 PM

    He brought his personal physician along too… Dr. Steve Roids.

  37. u2krazie says: Jan 14, 2013 10:34 PM

    Is the she-man pregnant? what’s the gut feeling?

  38. darqeagle says: Jan 14, 2013 10:46 PM

    I am of the belief that the Eagles braintrust was interviewing these college coaches to see who might be interested in an O.C. position, knowing they were going to get G. Brad (my new name for him) to be H.C. Once the announcement is made, I for one will be happy.

  39. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 14, 2013 11:32 PM

    They like Gus because he will fit right into Andy’s old team gear, and they won’t have to buy new stuff.

  40. eddardofthehousestark says: Jan 14, 2013 11:35 PM

    It’s wishful thinking if they believe Billick will leave his cushy tv gig for a lowly coordinator job. He wants to be a Head Coach, and will settle for nothing less. Why should he?

  41. greymares says: Jan 14, 2013 11:38 PM

    Seahawks fans please stop warning us about the pit falls of hiring Bradley. we know football coaches we just ran the best Eagle coach of all time not to mention the best coach in the N.F.C. out of Philly. It’s not possible the Eagle fans could make a mistake on a coach. We will hire Bradley now maybe by week 4 we might decide he can’t coach but that will be on Lurie and that no nothing about football, G.M. Roseman for hiring him at that point we will know we wanted Gruden, Wheisenhut, Lovie or Billick or McCoy.

  42. kappy32 says: Jan 15, 2013 1:40 AM

    Dude looks like a younger version of Andy Reid. Eagles fans should hope that he can bring the same success that Reid did for all the years he led that team.

  43. kappy32 says: Jan 15, 2013 1:54 AM

    Billick wants back in the league & contrary to what many people think, teams are shying away from coaches who have won Super Bowl(s) in their previous reign as head coaches of another team. Here is a fact: There has NEVER been a head coach to win a Super Bowl with two different teams. As a matter of fact, coaches who have Super Bowl rings have been very bad in their next coaching gig. This isn’t a small sample size here & it has happened enough times that it has become a trend or a pattern. That is the EXACT reason why teams aren’t jumping all over guys like John Gruden, Bill Cowher, Tony Dungy & Brian Billick. Their agents will tell you that they are not coming back because they enjoy what they are doing, but don’t believe it for a second. Do you honestly believe a guy like John Gruden would rather work 18 hour days, start watching tape at 5:00 am, only to be the analyst for ONE GAME PER WEEK over coaching a professional football team? If you believe that BS, I have a bridge that goes by the name Brooklyn I’d like to sell you. The truth is that owners shy away from head coaches who have won Super Bowls in the past with other teams. If Billick wants back in, as it appears he does, he needs to make his bones as an assistant coach, an Offensive Coordinator somewhere, so he can get re-acclimated to the NFL – which has changed drastically since he left – for a year or two & show he can get the job done before he gets another Head Coaching gig. I think Billick is a very good coach & was extremely underrated. The only reason Billick doesn’t have multiple Super Bowl rings is because he was hamstrung with a QB like Kyle Boller & a RB that was more concerned with being a real life Scarface instead of staying in shape. It’s not far-fetched to think Billick will get an OC gig with either Philly or the Jets. I’ll go a step further – he WILL be the OC of either the Eagles, Jets, or Chargers, be successful, and he’ll land a head coaching job in either 2014 or 2015. If there’s a coach that can break the aforementioned trend, I believe it is Billick more so than Gruden or Cowher.

  44. juliusanonymous says: Jan 15, 2013 2:20 AM

    It should tell you something when every Seahawk fan is hoping he gets the job.

    We’re all a little peeved that it cost us 4 games and a playoff because Bradley likes to run soft zone with a one point lead. And yet he’s got the best man cover corners in the game.

    Argh. Seattle isn’t happy with Bradley right now.

  45. phillyphanatic77 says: Jan 15, 2013 5:02 AM

    Bradley is scheduled to interview with the Jags later in the week. I’m hoping he scheduled that meeting just as leverage for a contract with the Eagles. Don’t let him leave town Lurie! We need some attitude and accountability on this team.

  46. patssteelersorgiants says: Jan 15, 2013 6:30 AM

    Gus must have told Howie he’s a great GM.

  47. richeed says: Jan 15, 2013 7:04 AM

    All this talk about Gus Bradley’s belly. Seriously, after 14 years with Andy? He’s got big pants to fill…

  48. kev86 says: Jan 15, 2013 7:33 AM

    Philly fans asking for Lurie to close the deal on a seahawk coordinator is hysterical.

  49. raidernation210 says: Jan 15, 2013 7:34 AM

    greymares says:
    Jan 14, 2013 11:38 PM
    Seahawks fans please stop warning us about the pit falls of hiring Bradley. we know football coaches we just ran the best Eagle coach of all time not to mention the best coach in the N.F.C. out of Philly.

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    WOW! best caoch in the NFC??????? No wonder Philly fans get no respect because guys like this who should just keep their mouth shut. I never knew you could be the best coach when you have choked at every level.

  50. myeaglescantwin says: Jan 15, 2013 8:32 AM

    This is exactly who we need.
    I know he basically lost that game for Seattle this week,, but that was one blunder in 20 games.. I can give him a pass on that.

    This dude inspires players,,, he inspires leaders.
    A far cry from the moniacle ways of the former coach that lead this team.

    Bradely knows what type of players championship teams need and works his tail off to get them.
    He believes in size and smacking teams right in the mouth.. This is exactly what Philadelphia has longed for .

    Give this man control and an up-and-coming OC,, (perhaps GB QB-Coach) and let him roll.

  51. bluebongzilla says: Jan 15, 2013 8:40 AM

    “Plus, there’s no way Billick comes back to coaching unless it’s the head job.”

    Jeffrey Lurie has always been quite eager to provide such an incentive.

  52. nflofficeadmin says: Jan 15, 2013 8:46 AM

    A regular diet of cheesesteaks and we should be able to blow this guy up to ol’ Andy’s size in 3 seasons.

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