By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – An interview with the Eagles to become their new head coach could last upwards of eight or nine hours with Jeffrey Lurie and Howie Roseman. Perhaps that’s part of the reason they haven’t hired one yet.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports says that one of the hindrances in finding a coach has been the presence of Roseman in the organization.
“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 writes. “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 this existing power structure.”
“But the reality is, wins have been hard to come by lately, and they have an uninviting situation at quarterback and an unproven general manager who is going to have to dig them out of a hole he helped create,” La Canfora continues. “And they also happen to be playing in a division with Eli Manning and RG3 and Tony Romo, and in what has become a very deep NFC. And they have a fan base that has come to expect playoff football under Reid.”