Eagles Request Todd Bowles, Arthur Smith Interviews

The Eagles have requested interviews with Todd Bowles and Arthur Smith for their head coaching vacancy (Twitter links via ESPN.com’s Sal Paolantonio and Dan Graziano). They’ll also chat with Robert Saleh, though his dance card is filling up fast.

[RELATED: Eagles Interested In Lincoln Riley]

After much deliberation, the Eagles fired one-time Philadelphia hero Doug Pederson. Now, they’re hitting the ground running in their search, starting with some of this cycle’s hottest names. They’ll also look at some of their current coaches, including assistant head coach/running backs coach Duce Staley. Earlier this week, owner Jeffrey Lurie pegged him as a likely candidate.

Every team without a head coach has asked to chat with Smith. At this point, it would be a shock if the Titans’ offensive coordinator didn’t land one of those jobs. Bowles is also drawing interest, even though his Jets tenure ended with a 24-40 record.

University of Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley might also be in the mix, but it’s not immediately clear if he’s willing to interview.

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9 comments on “Eagles Request Todd Bowles, Arthur Smith Interviews

    • wagner13

      I wouldn’t sleep on Smith. He helped Tannehill turn his career around and transformed a previous stagnant offense into one of the leagues most explosive. He could instill some creativity into the Philly offense

      • Courtside

        I agree Smith could be what Pederson was. And if Wentz is staying someone who took a QB with low confidence and made him a good QB might be the ticket for Philly

  1. arty!

    I don’t normally watch a full Tenn game, and clearly Tannehill & Henry have done some impressive stuff over the last 2 seasons. But when your RB is only averaging 2 yards a carry and you still insist on driving him up the gut, your not being very creative. It sucks Balt stopped Henry, but what else did he try?

  2. rocky7

    Not a Jets fan, but Bowles seems to be a good defensive coordinaator but pretty much stunk as a head coach with the Jets….is he just an obvious minority candidate or have the Eagles oblivious to the job he did with the Jets as Head Coach when he pretty much stunk…is it possible that some coaches are just terrific at the coordinator positions and then dramatically fail when in the top seat head coach position? I would think yes!

    • mikey

      Okay as devil’s advocate, has anyone done well as Jets head coach? Like he at least went to the playoffs once with the team. I’d say that’s pretty good considering the organization lol

      • carlos15

        He won 10 games with them in his first year but Bowles never took them to the playoffs

      • rocky7

        From what I’ve read, and have not watched all his games, but he made lots of mistakes in clock management, and his teams always seemed to be disorganized on the sidelines…their off the field stuff mirrored their on the field play….and before you say that’s his assistants jobs, the buck stops with him….he’s the Head Coach and in charge of fixing it.
        A record of 26-41 doesn’t exactly scream Lombardi….and with one year of success with 10 wins (his only year at .500 or above) in 2015…..not exactly a successful resume….

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