Originally written on Philly Sports Muse  |  Last updated 1/9/13

CHICAGO - OCTOBER 04: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears call defensive plays as his team takes on the Detroit Lions on October 4, 2009 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 48-24. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Lovie Smith, the next head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles? Image via Lehigh Valley Live It’s only been a little over a week since the Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with Andy Reid, but somehow it feels much longer. Perhaps the fact that Reid was signed, sealed and delivered to Kansas City within the same week he found himself out on the street in Philly provided a somewhat unrealistic measure of comparison. After all, of seven head coaching vacancies in the NFL, only two have been filled. The Birds’ coaching search took a surprising turn on Tuesday when it was announced that they will interview former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith on Thursday. Has this been part of the plan overall, or are the Eagles in panic mode? Smith was fired from the Chicago Bears after finishing 10-6 this sesaon and failing to make the playoffs. Like Reid, Smith is viewed as a good coach in the NFL with a good overall winning percentage (.563) but failed to deliver the ultimate prize to his city aft...
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