Crossing The Lines: The Philadelphia Eagles Have Requested To Interview Tom Coughlin For Their Head Coaching Job

January 9, 2016 0

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The firing of now Philadelphia Eagles former head coach Chip Kelly wasn’t a surprise to many but now the Philadelphia Eagles are left to find a new head coach.

After interviewing Duce Staley and Pat Shumar from inside the organization, the Eagles are now requesting permission to interview former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.

According to ESPN,

The interview is likely to occur Monday, before the NFL owners meet in Houston, sources told Schefter.

The Eagles must receive permission from the Giants for the interview because Coughlin resigned as New York’s coach with one year left on his contract. The Giants, however, will not stand in the way of Coughlin interviewing with the NFC East rival Eagles, sources told Schefter.

Coughlin, who resigned Monday after his third straight losing season with the Giants, is intrigued by the Eagles’ job because of his familiarity with the organization and because of Philadelphia’s proximity to his family in New Jersey, sources told ESPN’s Dan Graziano.

Fox Sports reported late Friday that Coughlin was expected to speak to the Eagles at some point this coming week.

Coughlin, 69, acknowledged Tuesday that he would be open to coaching again after 12 years with the Giants. The two-time Super Bowl-winning coach is not interested in interviewing for multiple positions, but he would be interested in coaching if he felt the situation was right, sources confirmed to Graziano.

The Eagles have been seeking a replacement for Chip Kelly, who was fired five days before Philadelphia’s season-ending victory over Coughlin and the Giants.

The Eagles, who went 7-9 this season after going 10-6 in each of their first two years under Kelly, already have interviewed multiple candidates, including interim coach Pat Shurmur, Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase.

Gase just accepted the job in Miami so he is out of the picture in Philly. Should the Eagles really consider Coughlin as their new head coach? Let us know and stay tuned to HHS1987 for all your sports news.

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