Here’s an interesting Eagles nugget, or collection of nuggets, from NFL Insider Mike Garafolo:
This is straight out of the Phillies firing Gabe Kapler playbook. pic.twitter.com/7xKh6pKWh6
— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) January 12, 2021
“I’m told this was a Jeffrey Lurie decision here. There are three big voices in the Eagles organization. It’s Jeffrey Lurie, it’s Howie Roseman, it’s team President Don Smolenski. From what I gather, it was the one loudest voice, the only one you really need on this one, Jeffrey Lurie, who really made the push for Doug Pederson to be dismissed here, and that Howie Roseman and Smolenski were trying to salvage the situation and get those two back on the same page and go forward with Doug Pederson still as the head coach of the team.
I don’t get the sense that this team expected a coaching search to be happening right now. They’re kind of scrambling right now. The requests are in for Robert Saleh and Todd Bowles, we can confirm that, but I wouldn’t look at it and say ‘oh these are the targets.’ Right now this team is just getting its feet underneath it as they start a coaching search while six other teams are already deep into theirs. I think there’s a little bit of frustration on that part and it’s tough to get a read right now on who’s going to be the guy for the Eagles.”
Ahhh, welp. That doesn’t sound reassuring. It might be Doug 2.0 here, where they don’t get the most desirable candidate, or even their 2nd or 3rd choice. The last this time this happened, they stumbled into the first Super Bowl in franchise history, but the odds on doing that again are something like 100 to 1.