But I have a feeling that we may have found our new coach. Seems like a big coincidence that the Seahawks are out of the playoffs and Bradley almost immediately comes back for a second interview.
Eagles to have second interview with Gus Bradley
January 14, 2013, 9:20 pm
The Seahawks had the No. 1 scoring defense under coordinator Gus Bradley this season. (AP)
If there were still doubts about whether Gus Bradley was the lead candidate for the Eagles’ head coaching job, there shouldn’t be now.
Bradley, the Seahawks defensive coordinator who interviewed with the Eagles on Saturday, will have a follow-up interview Tuesday with owner Jeff Lurie, president Don Smolenski and general manager Howie Roseman, the team announced Monday night.
Of the 11 candidates interviewed so far, Bradley is the only to be scheduled for a second meeting. Bradley has also interviewed in San Diego for the Chargers’ head coach vacancy and was reportedly supposed to interview later this week for the same position in Jacksonville.
Well, it's being reported that Bradley has left town and is headed to Jacksonville to interview for that job. Looks like the current front runner is now Ken Whisenhunt ROFL. Yeah...go ahead and bring in a guy that was 18-30 his last 3 years.
Defense4tehwin wrote: Well, it's being reported that Bradley has left town and is headed to Jacksonville to interview for that job. Looks like the current front runner is now Ken Whisenhunt ROFL. Yeah...go ahead and bring in a guy that was 18-30 his last 3 years.
It's Chip Kelly. Hope that I was wrong about him too. I never liked the idea of him becoming our coach. If this is true, he's the reason that we let Gus Bradley leave. I'd rather have hired Bradley.
How Chip Kelly landed with the Philadelphia Eagles
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport helped fill in the details.
A team source told Rapoport that the Eagles learned at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday that they for sure had Kelly. The source said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman was the biggest factor in landing Kelly, playing the last 10 days "incredibly. ... No one was more prepared and aggressively pursued." Roseman's approach was similar to what a college coach would use to recruit a player: push, push, push, know when to pull away and give the person time to think.
The Eagles continued to sell Kelly on the people in their organization, even after he turned them down. They told Kelly he'd remain their top priority even as they interviewed other candidates. They previously sold to Kelly that they had two quarterbacks (Michael Vick and Nick Foles) who could run his system.
While it's an open question whether Vick or Foles fit what Kelly does, the Eagles' continued pursuit of Kelly clearly paid off.
Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News wrote that Roseman first heard Kelly could be persuaded on Jan. 8, when Roseman was in Nashville, Tenn., at a coaching convention to meet with Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. After Brian Kelly said no, the Eagles again touched base with Chip Kelly, and things heated up in the last 24 to 36 hours.