Jeffrey Lurie spent the first five minutes of his news conference on Monday describing the perfect head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, or for any NFL team.
The perfect man for the job is "not only an outstanding coach, but an outstanding person," according to Lurie. He is "dedicated, has an incredible work ethic and incredible ability to work with others." He is "smart," would earn the "love and respect of every individual in this organization," and, in short, is a "gem."
Of course, Lurie was describing the guy he had just fired, not the one he will hire to replace Andy Reid. According to the owner, what he had in Reid is exactly what he's hoping to find in the next coach.