“The Eagles are probably being used, but that’s OK”

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Dan Graziano, writing for ESPN.com:

Look, I could be wrong here. Brian Kelly could end up leaving Notre Dame and becoming the next head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and I'll feel like an idiot. Would absolutely not be the first time. But from here, what this looks like is an attempt by Kelly to get a sweeter deal in South Bend. Kind of a transparent attempt, actually. And if it is, good for him. That's how the world works, after all. That's how you get raises. Make 'em think somebody else wants you. 

Would this mean the Eagles are being used as a pawn in this game? It would, yes. But there's no harm in that. It's not as though the Eagles are putting off other interviews while they wait for Kelly to come back from vacation. They're still talking to Lovie Smith today and proceeding with the methodical process of trying to find their next head coach. They are not, as we discussed Wednesday, behind any kind of reasonable timetable here and they're determined to find the right guy. 


Well, that's one way of looking at it.

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9 Responses

  1. sure hope so…hiring him would be worse than if they hired CHIP Kelly.
    Anyone still think Te’O is a viable option at #4 after he got exposed vs Bama? I’m thinking he falls to late 1st round now. Wouldn’t be against scooping him up then or early 2nd if still there, but he isn’t a top 10 pick.

  2. @Meat Mamula-IF they can get him with the 4th pick in the second round, I think it’d be a steal. I doubt he falls that far though.
    The combine and pro-days will change a lot. Watch Mel Kiper and Tod the tool McShay turn Geno Smith into a top 10 pick between now and April.

  3. Bruce Kramer, I’d like to have a 9 hour interview with you and pick your wedgie, if you know what i mean… Call me hot stuff.

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