Coaches throughout the NFL talk about the fan base in Philadelphia and how tough it can be in the city if you don’t have the horses to get the job done. I don’t think coaches are jumping at the chance to come to Philly with a question mark at quarterback and a defense which needs to be totally rebuilt.
Former Eagles coach Dick Vermeil was on 94WIP this afternoon and he talked about the contrast between coaching in Kansas City and coaching in Philadelphia.
“The expectations are always higher in Philly than they ought to be. I don’t know if any other city starts talking about the playoffs in the preseason. They won so consistently for such a long time, they started to take it for granted.”
“Anybody coming in here, he’ll find the expectations very high early, and it will be easy to disappoint the fans if it doesn’t go that way–that’s just our city.”
“Nobody can really appreciate winning the Super Bowl if they haven’t lost one. It takes the same thing to get there and lose that it does to get there and win. It’s tough.”
“And the city itself is a wonderful place to work. They love their football every bit as much as the Eagle fans. They’re a little less intense, they’re a little more patient. They’re midwesterners in nature. And I’m not saying that’s better or worse.”