McCaffery: Lurie Always Tried To Win Championships
Since Jeffrey Lurie purchased the Philadelphia Eagles in 1994, the franchise has made 13 postseason appearances while reaching the NFC Championship Game six times. Over that period of 24 years no other NFC East team has reached the postseason or NFC Championship game less times than the Eagles have under Lurie's ownership of the franchise. Lurie originally purchased the team for 185 million and according to Forbes the franchise is now worth 2.5 Billion.
Delaware County Daily Times Sports Writer Jack McCaffery joined Mike Gill on Tuesday discussing how Lurie deserves credit for the Eagles' success over the years:
“Six Final Fours and Two Super Bowls – Maybe there won be multiple Super Bowl Championships under his watch but you know what he came darn close and this is the second Super Bowl…. Multiple (appearances) in the NFC Championship Game, he’s done a pretty good job as the owner. I always thought he did a good job spending money on Free Agents, trying to win, avoiding any kind of ‘Trust The Process’ nonsense, he always tried to win Championships, never settled for second best….They never resisted going out and getting the best players, even if they were failed players like (Nnamdi) Asomugha, (Eagles) went out and got Jevon Kearse, Terrell Owens, Jon Runyan, and Irving Fryar – Look at this (offseason getting) LeGarrette Blount, (Alshon) Jeffery, (Torrey) Smith) and they spent 11 Million on a Backup Quarterback, how did that work out for them? Pretty Good.”
Hear what McCaffery had to say about Eagles 2017 season and run to the Super Bowl along with perspective on Howie Roseman and Carson Wentz