Eagles complete second meeting with Gus Bradley
January 15, 2013, 10:16 pm
Gus Bradley's second interview with the Eagles has ended.
Bradley flew from Seattle to Philadelphia on owner Jeffrey Lurie’s private jet and met with Lurie on Tuesday at his Main Line mansion to continue an interview that started Saturday in Atlanta but warranted more time for discussion.
An earlier report that a deal was completed was premature, a source told CSNPhilly.com Tuesday afternoon.
Bradley, the Seahawks’ defensive coordinator, spent more than 90 minutes with Lurie, president Don Smolenski and general manager Howie Roseman on the eve of Seattle’s second-round playoff game against the Falcons but the interview didn’t take several hours, the source said, which prompted the Eagles to bring Bradley to Philadelphia for further discussions.
“It’s just a continuation of the first interview in Atlanta,” the source added. “Certainly, there was a lot going on in Atlanta.”
The Seahawks were eliminated by the Falcons 30-28 on Sunday at the Georgia Dome, freeing up Bradley to discuss head coaching positions at any time. He reportedly interviewed with San Diego last Thursday and is supposed to meet with the Jaguars later this week.
If Bradley and the Eagles are still going through the feeling-out process, it’s more reasonable to assume that a deal won’t be done by the end of today. If talks continue to go well, Bradley would likely tour the NovaCare Complex and meet others inside the organization before an official deal is hammered out.
“It’s not there right now,” the source added (again Tuesday afternoon).
Former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt, who interviewed with the Eagles on Monday, is still considered in the mix with Bradley. Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, who interviewed with the Eagles in Denver on Jan. 6, agreed today to become head coach of the Chargers.
The Eagles’ search committee was supposed to meet sometime this week with former Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians although no time and date have been announced. Arians is also reportedly high on the Bears’ wish list.
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