Jeff Lurie and the Philadelphia Eagles are doing their due diligence in regards to interviewing multiple candidates for their vacant head coaching position. That sounds like the best thing to do, right?
In the real world, yes, that is the best thing to do when hiring an employee. But in the NFL world, it’s usually best to identify a target, research him, and move quickly to snag him before a competitor does.
As evidenced by Chip Kelly, due diligence be damned. If Kelly would have said “yes” to the Eagles, they would have hired him before interviewing the rest of their so-called candidates. If you haven’t heard by now, Kelly is officially returning to Oregon.
The Eagles only interviewed Mike Nolan, Keith Armstrong, Bill O’Brien and Doug Marrone to kill time and satisfy the Rooney Rule while waiting for Kelly. However, there probably was at least some real interest in O’Brien on the Eagles’ behalf, but he never seemed like a serious candidate.
So, make no mistake, there may be so...