By Annie Ross
If you’re wondering why the Eagles’ search for a new coach more resembled a drunken shopping spree on the night before Christmas than a reasonably planned, professionally conducted operation, join the club!
The Inky’s Zach Berman has written a terrific tick-tock, which includes why the Birds’ “brain trust” of Jeff Lurie, Howie Boy Roseman, the team’s general counsel and wannabe GM Ron Jaworski balked at Adam Gase, the Bears’ offensive coordinator and this year’s flavor of the month:
“The Eagles secured the first in-person interview with Gase on Jan. 5, and it lasted eight hours. He met with three more teams in the following days, and the Eagles appeared interested in a second interview during the second week of the search.
“They never got the chance. The Miami Dolphins, who first met with Gase on Jan. 7, brought him back to Miami on Jan. 9 to sign him to a five-year deal. Gase received control of the 53-man roster, which the Eagles didn’t cede to Pederson.
“The Dolphins also offered a more stable quarterback situation, with Ryan Tannehill under contract for 2016.”