If that doesn’t sound like the oddest law firm on Earth, I don’t know what to tell you.
Paul Domowitch is reporting that the Birds will indeed pursue Sean Payton if he goes… marching on from the Saints. Of course, Pro Football Talk notes that wrangling Payton away from the Saints could cost a second round pick… which the Eagles don’t have because they sent it to the Rams along with Nick Foles for hot stock tip of the week Sam Bradford.
Payton headwear status: visor
Gase was the case (really just wanted to say that, don’t know why). According to ESPN’s Dianna Marie Russini, Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase will interview with the Eagles and Dolphins over the coming days. No surprise here as Gase, with his relative success making Jay Cutler not awful and with the Broncos before that, seems to be the hot name of the week. You could make a… strong case for Gase.
And then there’s this completely inane Gase-Eagles connection:
An interesting connection btwn #Eagles-Adam Gase: Gase's father-in-law is Joe Vitt, who was a part of Rhodes' staff, Lurie's 1st coach hire.
— Chris Steuber (@ChrisSteuber) January 4, 2016
This is not interesting. You know what is interesting? Gase’s cousin’s sister’s brother’s uncle’s brother-in-law’s wife is the aunt of Gase himself.
Gase headwear status: all over the map
Eyyyyyyyyyy get a little Spider 2 Y Banana up in here. Let’s throw some shit at this fan, see if it sticks.
NFL.com podcaster Dave Dameshek notes that Jon Gruden is making himself available:
Jon Gruden is making himself available…
— Dave Dameshek (@Dameshek) January 3, 2016
Similarly, I got an interesting Gruden phone call from one of the same sources who, back in October, first mentioned that Kelly and Lurie had basically both had enough of each other. They are once-removed from both the organization and Gruden, but the unsolicited nature of the exchange was certainly interesting. If I were the sort of anonymous rumor mongering shit slinger present across Twitter, I might assign this 2 laces out of 5– not nothing, but hardly verifiable at the moment.
Gruden headwear status: wispy doll hair
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