Eagles interviewing Pat Shurmur for head coaching job today

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Apparently, beating the Giants yesterday was huge for interim-for-a-week Eagles coach Pat Shurmur, because it earned him a chance at the permanent job.

According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Shurmur is interviewing for the position today.

He’s the second in-house candidate to sit with owner Jeff Lurie, along with running backs coach Duce Staley (who satisfied the Rooney Rule and thus green-lights them to hire anyone at any time).

Shurmur was 9-23 in two years with the Browns (.281), but he HAS NEVER LOST as Eagles head coach, so maybe they ought to hire him.

The 50-year-old Shurmur spent 10 years as an Eagles assistant previously (1999-2008), before coming back in 2013 as Chip Kelly’s offensive coordinator.

19 responses to “Eagles interviewing Pat Shurmur for head coaching job today

  1. Are the Eagles that lazy when it comes to the Rooney Rule? They can’t be bothered to fly in any real candidates so they just found any Black guy who happened to be walking around. “Hey buddy, you want to interview or the Eagles coaching job, we’ll buy you lunch?”

  2. I think it makes sense to hire Shurmur. He has head coaching experience, and he’s already worked with Bradford. They don’t have to start all over with a young QB, they already have a good young veteran QB. Don’t judge him on what he did in Cleveland. Remember, Bill Belichick didn’t win in Cleveland either.

  3. logicalvoicepft

    “Thank Godness Dan Snyder owns my team”
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    Thanks for the first funny quote of 2016!

  4. Please, Jeffrey…hire someone who has actually won something in the NFL! Oh, but first get a GM!!!

  5. I wouldn’t be surprised if Duce Staley approached Lurie about interviewing him for HC. I’m sure Duce realizes he’s not (yet) a legit HC candidate but it benefits his resume AND satisfies the Rooney Rule so a win-win there.

  6. As an Eagles fan, if you can’t get Payton, Harbaugh or any of the big names, I’d be fine sticking with Shurmur. Give him a relatively low paying 3 year contract and let Roseman build ‘his’ roster. Evaluate after 2 years. You’ll either be in a good position and you keep him, or you’re not and you let him go and have had some time to restock the cabinet a little bit to attract a higher end coach after that. There’s really not a whole lot of people out there that excite me. I’d take Chucky but he wouldn’t ever come be a HC in Philly while Jay is in DC.

  7. charliecharger says:
    Jan 4, 2016 10:10 AM
    I think it makes sense to hire Shurmur. He has head coaching experience, and he’s already worked with Bradford. They don’t have to start all over with a young QB, they already have a good young veteran QB. Don’t judge him on what he did in Cleveland. Remember, Bill Belichick didn’t win in Cleveland either.
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    I agree completely. I really want Chucky, but I doubt he’ll be available. After that, I’d probably want Payton. But if you can’t get those guys, I think Shurmur would actually be good. He would be able to take some of the good things Chip did and perhaps eliminate some of bad (massive ego, never huddling, recent play calling). You could still can Billy Davis and continue building. As you said, he knows Bradford and knows the system, the fans, everything. We could do much worse.

  8. They are in a mid rebuilding mode. Their O-Line sucks, the QB situation is shaky (Resign Bradford at his unrealistic demands?), the D has some decent young pieces but is missing some as well.

    Regardless on if Chip sucked or not, his players quit on him.

    The owner is letting the inmates run the asylum.

    Not exactly the best opportunity out there. Getting a fill in coach respected by the players while you plug in the holes is not the worst idea in the world.

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