Since the NFC East has boiled down to just one team still in contention for anything, I thought today’s Daily Dose would be best served with a primary focus on the two teams Dallas crushed in weeks 16 through 18. Okay, so that was just a chance to mention that we blew out the Eagles again, sue me.
Pete Carroll In, Jack Del Rio Out?
But first up is the most obvious and over-run story of the week—Pete Carroll has signed a five year deal with the Seattle Seahawks worth $7 mil a year. I wish him the best of luck, and he’ll need it, because that team is in shambles and will need their high draft picks to help get that team together.
In the wake of Carroll leaving USC, the Trojans are now stuck trying to find a coach. Oregon State’s head coach said no, Jeff Fisher declined so he could stay with the Titans, and now it looks as though the interest, by process of elimination, has fallen squarely onto the shoulders of current Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio. Del Rio, a seventh-year HC in Jacksonville, is scheduled to meet with team officials today to discuss and determine his future with the organization.
ESPN is reporting, however, that the former linebacker for USC is so interested in the vacancy that he might just try to get himself fired from the Jaguars. It has its definite benefits—he would still be owed the remaining $15 mil on his contract and could dive into the high prestige life of coaching college football. We’ll see what happens.
Eagles Announce Starter For 2010
Now, on to the Eagles. Coach Andy Reid has stated that soon-to-be 12 year veteran Donovan McNabb will be the Eagles’ starting quarterback in 2010. This despite the overwhelming, and by now yearly occurrence, disapproval of McNabb by Philadelphia fans. Check it out on NFL.com.
Also, newly hired Cleveland Browns President Mike Holmgren has managed to steal away Philadelphia’s GM, Tom Heckert. Eagles V.P. of Player Personnel Howie Roseman is most likely to fill the now defunct GM spot.