NFL Rumors: Philadelphia Eagles to Finalize Contract with New Head Coach Today
As the Philadelphia Eagles are now two weeks removed from the termination of head coach Andy Reid, it looks like they may have finally found their guy.
Current Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley will make the trek to Philly today for his second interview regarding the head coaching vacancy. Bradley is the first coach to be invited back for a second talk by the Eagles, which creates speculation about the motives of this meeting.
It is being reported by Howard Eskin of 94WIP that Bradley is coming to Philadelphia today in order to finalize a contract to become the Eagles’ new front man.
Of course, plenty of other reports are stating that the Eagles still have not chosen their coach yet, and Bradley has merely just advanced to the next phase of interviewing.
Bradley has been very high on the radars of every NFL team with a head coaching void, after his Seahawks’ defense proved to be one of the most finely tuned units in all of the league this season. The Seahawks finished the regular season ranked fourth in total yards allowed (306.2 per game) and first in points allowed (15.3 per game).
Considering Reid was certainly a coach with an offensive mindset, the Eagles could be looking to turn a new page by bringing a coach on board who is a defensive mastermind.
I think that Bradley would bring great energy and a hard-knock style of play to Philly, which is just what the Eagles’ defense, and their entire team for that matter, needs right now.
While the Eagles were originally expected to expand their coaching search even further by interviewing Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians this week, it is now being reported that the meeting has been cancelled.
It now looks very likely that the Eagles will make an attempt at inking Bradley to a lucrative deal. Once Bradley lands in Philly today, owner Jeffrey Lurie and the Eagles will try their hardest to keep it to a one-way trip.
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