The Eagles' Long Game
The Eagles have taken their good old time hiring a coach in the past.
The Eagles' Long Game
Just how long does it take to hire an NFL head coach? Well, if your the Kansas City Chiefs, it takes exactly eight days. For your Eagles, it usually takes a little longer.
For the second consecutive season, the Chiefs hired a new head coach exactly one week and one day following the end of their season. They also hired one both times whose previous team was not involved in the postseason.
By contrast, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took 26 days to hire a head coach last January.
The Birds, in reverse chronological order, have taken 25, 38, 0, 44 and 0 days to hire coaches. (The two "zeros," so to speak, were Rich Kotite and Marion Campbell.)
Oh, and "Happy 30th Burnout Anniversary, Dick Vermeil," who surprisingly stepped down as Eagles head coach on Jan. 10, 1983.
By the way, if you want to grab a NFL head coaching job out of the college ranks these days, we suggest you win the Pinstripes Bowl, as Doug Marrone (2010 and 2012) and Greg Schiano (2011) have done in its three years of existance.
Below are the off-season NFL head coaching hires for last year and so far this year.
And below that are the dates of the Eagles last five head coach hires in relation to the end of the previous head man's reign.
|NFL OFFSEASON HEAD COACHING CHANGES|
|2012||Team||New Coach||Former Team||Pos.||Prev. Season Ended|
|Jan. 9 (8)||Chiefs||Romeo Crennel||Chiefs||Def. Coor.||Jan. 1 (Week 17)|
|Jan. 11 (10)||Jaguars||Mike Mularkey||Falcons||Def. Coor.||Jan. 8 (Wild Card)|
|Jan. 17 (16)||Rams||Jeff Fisher||—||—||—|
|Jan. 20 (19)||Dolphins||Joe Philbin||Packers||Off. Coor.||Jan. 15 (Divisional)|
|Jan. 24 (23)||Raiders||Dennis Allen||Broncos||Def. Coor.||Jan. 14 (Divisional)|
|Jan. 26 (25)||Colts||Chuck Pagano||Ravens||Def. Coor.||Jan. 22 (AFC Title)|
|Jan. 27 (26)||Bucs||Greg Sciano||Rutgers||Head Coach||Dec. 30 (Bowl)|
|Jan. 7 (8)||Chiefs||Andy Reid||Eagles||Head Coach||Dec. 30 (Week 17)|
|Jan. 7 (8)||Bills||Doug Marrone||Syracuse||Head Coach||Dec. 29 (Bowl)|
|EAGLES OFFSEASON HEAD COACHING CHANGES|
|Ray Rhodes||Dec. 17, 1998||Andy Reid||Jan. 11, 1999||25|
|Rich Kotite||Dec. 26, 1994||Ray Rhodes||Feb. 2,1995||38|
|Buddy Ryan||Jan. 8, 1991||Rich Kotite||Jan. 8, 1991||0|
|Marion Campbell||Dec. 16, 1985||Buddy Ryan||Jan. 29, 1986||44|
|Dick Vermeil||Jan. 10, 1983||Marion Campbell||Jan. 10, 1983||0|