Jeffrey Lurie's search for the Philadelphia Eagles' next coach began before he fired Andy Reid and could last until the Super Bowl.
While the Eagles were struggling toward a 4-12 finish, Lurie ''meticulously and in great detail'' researched potential successors to replace a coach that won more games than any other in franchise history.
Reid, however, didn't win a Super Bowl and the team still is seeking its first NFL title since 1960. Lurie considers the Vince Lombardi Trophy his ''obsession.''
So, the pressure's on to find a coach who can deliver that elusive championship.
''The important thing is to find the right coach, not to make the fastest decision,'' Lurie said. ''That's our priority.''
The Eagles already have lined up interviews with three assistant coaches on the Atlanta Falcons: Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter and special teams coach Keith Armstrong. The Falcons (13-3) are the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs and have a bye this wee...