Owner Jeff Lurie fired Kelly six days before the final game of the season to in his words, “get a head start” on the coaching search. Now that plan looks as foolish as it was to fire Kelly in the first place. Unless there is another candidate that hasn’t been mentioned anywhere yet.
More than two weeks later it’s coming down to former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, who wasn’t even available yet when Kelly was fired; Kelly’s offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, who is still being seen at the NovaCare Complex on a regular basis; and Doug Pederson, who once upon a time was Andy Reid’s hand-picked quarterback and is now his hand-picked head coach for the Eagles.
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