Duce Staley interviewed for vacant Eagles Head Coach position


Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie stated that the reason behind the firing of Chip Kelly was to get a head start on finding their next head coach. He certainly wasn’t lying as just days after the news broke that Chip Kelly was fired, the Eagles have already started the interview process.

According to sources from ESPN the Eagles have interviewed running back coach Duce Staley earlier today.

Staley of course is renowned for his time spent as a running back in Philadelphia after being drafted by the Eagles back in 1997. An originator in the teams first “three-headed monster”, Staley faced some struggles with the birds before going on to becoming a Super Bowl winner with the Steelers.

He’s been part of the Eagles coaching staff since 2011 and a running back coach since 2013. Whilst the 40 year old may be a wildcard in the race for the Eagles chariot, Lurie was very clear in saying that current coaches are by no means excluded from the decision.

Whether the next chapter will open up for Staley in his lifelong career in the state of PA or not remains unknown, but with Shurmur being the interim coach and no reports of an interview coming just yet, it’s nice to see Lurie looking in house before broadening his horizons.