Josh McDaniels’ name is floating around out there. Is he the next Eagles coach?
That would seem underwhelming on the surface. McDaniels burned out quickly in Denver, reneged on the Colts, and stayed in New England. Is he really gonna be able to work under Jeffrey Lurie and Howie Roseman in Philadelphia? Fix Carson Wentz?
Who knows. We really don’t know anything. Stuff that sounds good on paper might turn out to be terrible in real life. Likewise, consensus awful hires can turn out great.
Hires like Doug Pederson:
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 10, 2016
Looking back now, the responses to that tweet are hilarious.
Here are some of the good ones:
@Eagles if u bring him in, I’m done with the team until Lurie sells
— Brett S (@fatimus07) January 10, 2016
@Eagles is the interview over! Don’t hire that damn priest Pederson! He ain’t tough enough for all the boos he is going to get!
— Gary Franchize (@gqfranch) January 10, 2016
@Eagles Andy Reid Junior. We’ll never win a fucking superbowl.
— Fake Morgan Freeman (@MorganFreemani) January 10, 2016
@Eagles As a die hard Eagles fan for my entire life, Im totally against hiring Pederson. Please do not make a mistake by hiring this guy.
— Donnie Cantrell (@uber_phyllyphan) January 10, 2016
Pretty good lol. We really nailed it back then. Doug, who was the most boring and unexciting hire of all time, ended up winning the first and only Super Bowl in franchise history.
Maybe Josh McDaniels is the same guy. Maybe Arthur Smith ends up being a huge bust. It’s impossible for us to tell, but the point of the article is that we went through this same underwhelming situation five years ago and did pretty well. Perhaps it will work out for Eagles fans again.