Tom Gamble explains why he left the 49ers for the Eagles-
Why would Gamble take a job that was in essence a lateral move, and leave a franchise that has had great recent success for a team that was starting over with a new head coach and from near bottom?
Gamble, who spoke to a handful of Eagles reporters today on the phone, admitted that his situation in San Francisco was great. But he said the allure of returning to the first NFL team he worked for, and to the area that he was raised proved too much to resist.
"I wasn't looking to go anywhere. I was in a great situation ... as good as it gets in this business," Gamble said. "But it was Philadelphia. For me, that means something."
Gamble began his career in 1988 working as a scout for the Eagles. His father, Harry, was the Eagles' president at the time. Gamble eventually became the college scouting coordinator before leaving in 1994.