Chris Mortensen: Expect “Significant” Staff Changes if No Eagles Playoff Run

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Is there fallout from the hideous Miami loss? A lingering malaise hanging over NovaCare? Will Jeffrey Lurie step in and make his displeasure known?

Here’s a morsel from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen:

Mort report:

“I do know his (Lurie’s) history.  Even when Andy Reid was coaching Philadelphia, he will hold people accountable if you are performing below expectations. Right now the Eagles are performing below expectations. Barring a run in the playoffs, I would say that there is going to be some significant changes on the Philadelphia staff, and I’m not saying Doug Pederson will get fired, but I think there will be some staff changes significantly..”

Interestingly enough, or maybe not at all interesting, Pederson said today at his press conference that no coaching changes will take place. Of course he’s not going to come out and say, “yeah, Mike Groh is gonna get canned in January,” but here’s the question and resulting exchange, for what it’s worth:

Jeff McLane: Will you make any coaching changes this week?

Pederson: No.

McLane: Will you make any personnel changes, in terms of who’s starting somewhere?

Pederson: We’ve got time to deal with that, so obviously we’ll take a look. But as of right now, today, no.

McLane: So you don’t think a shakeup is in order?

Pederson: A shakeup… I know what you’re saying; you’re talking about sending a message, (but) no I don’t. It’s all self-inflicted. It’s all, even the plays (Miami) made, our players were in position to make those plays and they didn’t. They executed and we didn’t. That to me doesn’t deserve any kind of shakeup. It doesn’t.

Who are the candidates for canning anyway? Groh is probably on the list. Jim Schwartz? Carson Walch is the first-year receivers coach, who was promoted from assistant receivers coach in the summer. Dave Fipp has been here for something like 50 years, so he’s probably safe. Jeff Stoutland and Duce Staley ain’t going anywhere.

We shall see!

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  • Ray Rhodes December 2, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    We want Ray Rhodes back!

    • That time Kyle implied Chris Mortensen was drunk because he was slurring December 2, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      and in reality, he was being treated for throat cancer. Keepin’ in classy, Kyle.

      When’s the next live podcast party?

  • What about the GM? December 2, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Is this roster really performing below expectations?

  • Josh From Pottstown December 2, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    The capitol of Italy is Spain

  • Tired of Jenkins December 2, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Wouldn’t it be nice if Malcolm Jenkins was more concerned about the Eagles secondary getting torched, instead of worrying about who is going to be the next Police Commissioner?

    • Tradesman December 2, 2019 at 3:17 pm


      Having two separate thoughts is impossible.

      • Tradeboy December 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm

        Tradeboy is WOKE

    • Lol December 2, 2019 at 3:23 pm

      Or hanging out with Meek Mill

      • Tradesman December 2, 2019 at 3:28 pm


        Having two separate thoughts is impossible.

        • Great point December 2, 2019 at 3:35 pm

          Great point.


          US Army Veteran

          • Tradesman December 2, 2019 at 3:39 pm


            Was a great point.

        • Tradeboy December 2, 2019 at 6:06 pm

          Tradeboy is WOKE.

          • Uh-oh December 2, 2019 at 6:35 pm

            Tradeboy is triggered (again).

            Lol. He is so confused. That broke cat in the row next to him must hear the rage.

  • Lurie should replace Doug with Greg Roman from Ravens December 2, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    He is from the area. He was born in AC. He has done a great job this season and would love to stay in the area as a head coach. If we don’t hire him Cowboys, Redskins or Giants will.

    • david duke December 3, 2019 at 9:37 am

      he only does well with dark qbs

  • Bill Cosby December 2, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Fire dope loser Doug & hire matty ruhle.
    Can’t stand the guy but he’s a hell of a coach. Wouldn’t shock me if nyg hire him

  • Huge Fan of Ava Graham December 2, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Matt Ruhle looks like he’s from Northeast Philly and enjoys himself an awesome night at Paddy Whacks or Out of Wack Jacks

    • Doobs December 2, 2019 at 4:32 pm

      Matty Ruhle kind of reminds me of a taggart house. Can see him possibly taking the wife out to Dagwoods for a nice dinner

  • Wrongnessmaximus December 3, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Let’s be real, put away the fanboy hats. There are a bunch of teams that won/played in super bowls and haven’t done shit after. The eagles are another one. Did anyone really think this was a dynasty in the making?

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