Friday, December 2, 2011

Andy Reid: End of an Era?

Boulder, CO - After tonight's loss to the Seahawks, Andy Reid and the Eagles are in a bad situation. Now sitting at 4-8, the Eagles are off to their worst campaign since 2005 when they went 6-10. Only one other time did the team fail to reach .500, which was in 1999, Reid's first year as head coach. With only 4 games remaining this season, there is a chance that this could be the worst year for the Eagles in the past decade. This could have repercussions that go beyond just a losing year, but potentially costing Andy Reid his job.

"We're almost like a dream team" quoted Vince Young before the start of the season, but tonight it looked as if the entire team was asleep as Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks ran all over the Eagles defense. It was almost sad to watch what happened in the 4th, as Young threw his fourth pick of the game for a TD. At that point, you could feel that sense of hopelessness fall over the Eagles sideline. Young sagged his head, and Reid stood expressionless. Who can you blame for this team, which has some of best talent in the league, not winning games? Vick was bothered by injuries, Young is the back-up, the defense played alright, so that just leaves Reid.

Andy Reid has had a fantastic career in Philadelphia. 13 year head coach with a 122-80-1 record (.604), 7 division championships, and took them to the Super Bowl in 2004 (lost to NE). He is the longest tenured coach in the NFL, has won 2 NFL coaches of the year awards, and is only 53 years old. He still has a lot of coaching left in his tank, but fans are looking at this from the "What has he done for me lately" perspective. "Fire Andy Reid" was the chant that some fans were already saying, and maybe they have a good point. In the end it will be the owner's choice, Jeffrey Lurie.

He did while battling issues off the field as well, and deserves to be commemorated for what he did in Philly. Despite his great success in the past, if the Eagles finish that last quarter of their season going 0-4, than Andy Reid will be gone after the season is over. They close out with @Miami, NY Jets, @Dallas, and close out the season versus Washington.

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