The Official Who Do You Want to Coach the Eagles Thread

The Official Who Do You Want to Coach the Eagles Thread

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Lots of big names out there. Super Bowl-winning coaches
turned broadcasters: Jon Gruden, Bill Cowher, Brian Billick. Eager minds from
the college ranks: Chip Kelly, Bill O’Brien. NFL assistants whose stars are
still on the rise: Dirk Koetter, Mike McCoy, Greg Roman, Bruce Arians, Josh
McDaniels. So many more.

We want to hear your choice to be the next head coach of the
Eagles and why. Over the coming days we’ll be bombarded by rumors of
interviews to come, but now is your chance to weigh in and say, “That was my guy from the
beginning!”

Personally, I’ll be happy with almost anybody, just to get
some new blood in that organization. That said, if I was forced to get behind
one guy, I rather like this McCoy from Denver. Anybody that can make Tim Tebow the
center of a pro offense and actually win games no less, then turn around and be
able to work with the great mind of Peyton Manning is somebody worth talking
to.

Time will tell if Jeffrey Lurie thinks McCoy worth a phone
call, but he would certainly be on my short list. Who's on yours?

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Jeremy Hellickson leaves final start of season with right knee sprain

Jeremy Hellickson leaves final start of season with right knee sprain

Updated: 9:15 p.m.

ATLANTA — Phillies pitcher Jeremy Hellickson left his final start of the season Thursday night with a right knee sprain.

Facing the Atlanta Braves, Hellickson had gotten one out in the fourth inning when he waved for athletic trainer Scott Sheridan to come to the mound. Hellickson left the field with Sheridan by his side.

Hellickson did not allow a run in 3 1/3 innings. He gave up just one hit, walked none and struck out four.

Hellickson finished the season 12-10 with a 3.71 ERA in 32 starts. The Phillies acquired the 29-year-old right-hander in a trade with Arizona last fall. 

Hellickson will become a free agent after the World Series. The Phillies could extend him a one-year salary offer of $17 million. If Hellickson accepts, he would return to the club in 2017. If he rejects the offer and seeks a multi-year deal elsewhere, the Phillies would get a compensatory pick between the first and second rounds of next year's draft. 

Former Eagles CB Byron Maxwell benched by Dolphins

Former Eagles CB Byron Maxwell benched by Dolphins

Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell is not starting tonight against the Bengals. Maxwell, who the Eagles traded this past offseason, was already seeing his playing time diminish. Now, he will sit in favor of Tony Lippett, who has not seen a single snap for the Dolphins this season.

The Eagles' big trade this offseason keeps getting better and better. They acquired the eighth overall pick in the draft in exchange for the 13th overall pick, Maxwell and Kiko Alonzo. Not only were they able to rid themselves of Maxwell’s awful contract, but they were able to get value for a player who is now not considered an NFL starter. 

The eighth overall pick that the Eagles acquired from Miami was flipped to the Browns among other picks to move up to No. 2. As you may know, that No. 2 pick became offensive Rookie of the Month Carson Wentz. 

At the time of the trade, Maxwell originally failed his physical because of a shoulder injury. It was reported that the shoulder was so bad he could not perform a simple pushup, but the Dolphins traded for him anyway.

The Byron Maxwell trade was the stepping stone for the Eagles to land their quarterback of the future, and this news can only make them feel better about the move. Howie Roseman had an incredible offseason cleaning up the mess Chip Kelly left behind, and Maxwell’s benching will certainly help his case for executive of the year.