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FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 22: New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels looks on during the game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

98.5 The Sports Hub staff report

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels had his first head coaching interview of the offseason over the weekend, and by all accounts, it went about as well as it could have.

Meeting with the Eagles in regards to their vacancy following the dismissal of Doug Pedersen, McDaniels and Eagles brass reportedly met in Florida, and the interview lasted for over nine hours.

But not everybody is sold on McDaniels being the man for the job, according to NBC Sports’ Mike Florio.

“I also heard [Monday], look, McDaniels ran the show in Denver, [Eagles general manager] Howie Roseman has a major seat at the table in Philly. How do these two co-exist?” Florio said. “My understanding is, Roseman is fine with it. It’s just a matter of talking the owner, Jeffrey Lurie, into it.”

In other words, Lurie has doubts about McDaniels being an all-out yes-man to Roseman.

Whether or not that prevents the Eagles from taking the plunge on McDaniels, who compiled a 11-17 record as a head coach in Denver and has served as New England’s offensive coordinator for the last nine seasons, remains to be seen.

They have since interviewed Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni, and have talked or are scheduled to talk with at least eight candidates that we know of.

The Eagles are coming off a 4-11-1 season, but the gig could have some potential promise for someone like McDaniels with the late-season emergence of quarterback Jalen Hurts.

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