It was only a matter of time before the discussion shifted from "Will the Eagles fire Andy Reid?" to "Who will the Eagles hire after the Eagles fire Andy Reid?" But everything seems to have exploded today, and all it took was the injection of one potential replacement that would satisfy Philadelphians' masochistic need for unnecessary soap operas. Jon Gruden! Jon Gruden would be perfect for Philly. He could take Nick Foles under his wing. He could leave the defense to someone who knows what they're doing. He could get off my TV.
The Gruden-to-Philly thing kind of blew up out of nowhere, with some ominous, poorly sourced reports. WalterFootball says he's reaching out to potential assistants, asking what they're going to be doing next year. Howard Eskin claims he's interested in coaching again (and if you can decipher the rest of this cryptic tweet, holler). Crossing Broad has him being mobbed by Eagles fans at the New Orleans airport earlier this week, begging him to return to Philly, where he was the offensive coordinator from 1995-97. Where does this fit in that other twitpic'd airplane photo of Gruden nebulously tying him to a different job? No one knows!