Monday, January 14, 2013

A national media guy rips Eagles' coaching search

Jason La Canfora really stuck the landing with this piece about the Eagles' bizarre search for a head coach.

La Canfora blames the now national failure - Chip Kelly, Brian Kelly and Bill O'Brien pulled themselves out of consideration after lengthy interviews - largely on a front office situation in which he claims general manager Howie Roseman is drunk with power ... something like that.

"I wish I had a dollar for every time someone told me one esteemed coach or another advised one of the Eagles' top candidates not to take the job precisely because of Roseman's presence there," La Canfora wrote. "Roseman isn't the general manager they should tie their wagon to. It's clear Chip Kelly wasn't leaving Oregon for anywhere unless he had a large measure of control over the organization, and owner Jeffrey Lurie has already entrusted that to Roseman. There has been trepidation by some candidates to go all-in given the questions about the existing power structure.

"The rumblings about Roseman lacking nuance and foresight, about him turning people off with how drunk with power he's become only grow louder as his coaching search grows stranger."

It's a powerful piece based on reality, not the Eagles' perception of reality.

The Eagles are at the turning point. For whatever reason, they cannot see the big picture. 

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