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By Spike Eskin
PHILADELHIA (CBS) – As most assume this will be Andy Reid’s last season as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, the names of potential replacements have begun to swirl.
The NFL coaches turned analysts that might want to coach again list, including but not limited to Jon Gruden, Brian Billick and Bill Cowher all get their mentions.
The hot-shot college coach who might want to come play with the big boys, including but not limited to Chip Kelly and Bill O’Brien are already rumored candidates.
The Super Bowl winning coaches who were suspended because of their involvement in a bounty scandal and had their contract extensions voided by the NFL, including and not … well limited to Sean Payton will be talked about until he re-signs with New Orleans.
And then there of are the NFL assistant coaches, like Reid once was, like Josh McDaniels and Kyle Shanahan.
“See, that is what I wanted to ask ya’ll. I heard this rumor about his [Redskins coach Mike Shanahan] son is on the short list if Andy leaves, and I think you’d all kill Kyle Shanahan up there,” Brian Mitchell told 94WIP’s Michael Barkann and Ike Reese on Tuesday. Mitchell was a three time Pro Bowl player for the Redskins, and played for the Eagles from 2000 until 2002, and is now a radio host at 106.7 The Fan in Washington DC.
“It came from one of those Philadelphia blog things, that said Kyle Shanahan is one of the guys, and I started to laugh because last year he refused to talk to me because I’m tough on him. I know if I’m tough on him, I know exactly how you all are going to be up there. He wouldn’t last a day. He wouldn’t last a day in Philly,” Mitchell said.