The Philadelphia Eagles made their first significant moves on Wednesday to find their next head coach. Owner Jeffrey Lurie headed to Atlanta with GM Howie Roseman and President Don Smolenski to interview members of the Falcons coaching staff.
Atlanta offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter was offered an extension that he accepted, taking him off the interview market. But the Eagles brain trust met with defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and special teams coach Mike Armstrong.
The Eagles have other interviews lined up in the next several days, including with Broncos OC Mike McCoy and yes, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly, obviously after Thursday’s Fiesta Bowl. Both candidates are high on the lists of several other teams also on the hunt for a new head coach, so it’s critical that the Eagles move deftly to interview those they are interested in. We’ll find out soon enough if Lurie’s assertion that the Eagles is the best destination in the NFL holds water.
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