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Philadelphia Eagles: Head coach hunt latest

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The Philadelphia Eagles made their first significant moves on Wednesday to find their next head coach. Owner Jeffrey Lurie headed to Atlanta with GM Howie Roseman and President Don Smolenski to interview members of the Falcons coaching staff.

Atlanta offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter was offered an extension that he accepted, taking him off the interview market. But the Eagles brain trust met with defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and special teams coach Mike Armstrong. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles: Head coach hunt latest’

Philadelphia Eagles: Who will replace Andy Reid?

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Who will replaced AR? Image via voxxi.com.

With Andy Reid out as Philadelphia Eagles head coach, the major question facing the franchise now is who will replace him.The speculation has swirled for months, as Reid’s fate was sealed further by each successive loss. Here’s a look at some of the possibilities.

Chip Kelly

The name that has been tossed around most in relation to the Eagles head coaching gig is University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly. His innovation and reputation as an offensive mastermind certainly has to peak the interest of the Birds—and many other teams. However, he is untested in the NFL. Philadelphia has worked hard to establish itself as an elite franchise in the NFL and taking the plunge with someone with no league experience following Reid’s success is quite a gamble. Add to that a desire for control that team owner Jeffrey Lurie will likely not surrender. According to SI’s Don Banks, Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles: Who will replace Andy Reid?’