Is Andy Reid in trouble?

Could The Eagles Actually Fire Andy Reid?


Whenever the Eagles lose a tough game, experience some adversity, or make a questionable call, fans say it.

Hell, even when the Eagles win some fans say it.

Come on, you know what I mean.

“Fire Andy Reid.”

But for those educated in the way the Eagles work, the response to such a request is simple and terse.

No. Way. In. Hell.

Even through the dismal playoff losses, the inexplicably horrid clock management, the ridiculous play calling, and a half-decade of ineptitude in the red zone, I’ve never once thought Andy Reid was in danger of losing his job, nor did I believe he should.

Until now.

This year was supposed to be different. This was supposed to be the year the Eagles were “all in”. And truthfully, even if the Eagles fell short in the postseason, there’s still no way it’d cost Reid his job. But this. This new mess has a different feel to me.

This isn’t 10-6, an NFC East title, and an early playoff exit.

This is a debacle. And it’s an embarrassment.

Not since the 2005 season have the Eagles played such miserable football. The difference that year was they had injuries to blame. Expectations aren’t at their apex when Mike McMahon is handing off to Ryan Moats.

The Eagles have an offense loaded with superstar talent, capable of putting up 500 yards and 30-plus points every time they take the field. They have a defense with a ferocious pass rush and three shut down corners.

And they have nothing to show for it.

There really aren’t any excuses. And yet, this team sits in dead last in the NFC East. What’s more, they’ve shown a startling inability to fix the deficiencies that ail them.

Poor red zone execution. Big plays allowed on defense at the worst times. Blown leads.

It’s the same thing over, over, and over again.

Prior to the season, Jeffrey Lurie scoffed at the notion his club was a dream team, but never could he have imagined this. This 1-3 start. These three embarrassing losses. His team being the butt of jokes around the league.

Throughout all of these playoffs losses, Lurie stood by Reid because he was a model of stability–a coach who can maintain the structure of a consistent contender, and, just as important, maintain the interest of fans.

But this just feels different. This feels like mayhem. Like a team with no direction. Like a problem with no solutions.

Except for one. Here’s wondering if the Eagles have the stones to do it.

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  • JonathanGoodell

    The educated ones stopped watching 5 years ago because they knew the Eagles couldn’t win a Super Bowl with Donovan McNabb at QB and Reid calling the shots. I’m one of those guys! I just keep laughing. I told my wife the Eagles would lose when they were up 23-3. I have 29 favorite teams in the NFL and the Eagles aren’t one of them. Get rid of Reid and I’ll start watching again. Other than that, it’s a waste of time.

  • JonathanGoodell

    The educated ones stopped watching 5 years ago because they knew the Eagles couldn’t win a Super Bowl with Donovan McNabb at QB and Reid calling the shots. I’m one of those guys! I just keep laughing. I told my wife the Eagles would lose when they were up 23-3. I have 29 favorite teams in the NFL and the Eagles aren’t one of them. Get rid of Reid and I’ll start watching again. Other than that, it’s a waste of time.

  • opimark

    Dude calm down, Andy thought this through. He purposely let a solid middle line backer go and put in an undersized rookie with long beautiful flowing hair. He purposely never drafted a quality line backer. He purposely put an offensive line coach as the defensive coordinator. He purposely went and got quite possibly the worst coach from the worst team ever in the 2001 Detroit Lions and made him his offensive coordinator. He purposely moved up in the draft when we needed a safety and took a lineman. He purposely let go of a sure thing kicker. He purposely never drafted a right tackle and took away a sure thing at left guard. He’s the gold standard and he has howard eskin and dave spadaro in bed with him to do his bidding. He’s so smart that he’s duped Joe Banner and Jeff Lurie for years. He flashes his Green Bay Packer ring at them.

  • opimark

    Dude calm down, Andy thought this through. He purposely let a solid middle line backer go and put in an undersized rookie with long beautiful flowing hair. He purposely never drafted a quality line backer. He purposely put an offensive line coach as the defensive coordinator. He purposely went and got quite possibly the worst coach from the worst team ever in the 2001 Detroit Lions and made him his offensive coordinator. He purposely moved up in the draft when we needed a safety and took a lineman. He purposely let go of a sure thing kicker. He purposely never drafted a right tackle and took away a sure thing at left guard. He’s the gold standard and he has howard eskin and dave spadaro in bed with him to do his bidding. He’s so smart that he’s duped Joe Banner and Jeff Lurie for years. He flashes his Green Bay Packer ring at them.

  • DonDadda

    Andy knew damn well Juan Castillo didn’t know defense. He may know high school defense. But where is high school defense gonna get you in the NFL? Nowhere. Ever since Jim Johnson died Andy Reid has been exposed as the average coach he is today. Andy is scared to hire a good defensive coordinator because he’s so insecure about keeping his job as head coach. I’m surprised the fans and Jeffrey Lurie haven’t figure that out yet. I’m not calling the fans dumb. It just I read enough atricles and bleacherreports to finally figure it out. Now you gotta think. If Andy really wanted to win a Super Bowl. Would Juan Castillo be at Defensive Coordinator? Who would we have? Jeff Fisher? Dick LeBeau? Bob Ryan? Hell, anyone with a proven track record! some one good! But Reid just continues to do the same stuff over and over and will keep repeating the same line “I’ve got to do a better job”. Just think about it.

  • DonDadda

    Andy knew damn well Juan Castillo didn’t know defense. He may know high school defense. But where is high school defense gonna get you in the NFL? Nowhere. Ever since Jim Johnson died Andy Reid has been exposed as the average coach he is today. Andy is scared to hire a good defensive coordinator because he’s so insecure about keeping his job as head coach. I’m surprised the fans and Jeffrey Lurie haven’t figure that out yet. I’m not calling the fans dumb. It just I read enough atricles and bleacherreports to finally figure it out. Now you gotta think. If Andy really wanted to win a Super Bowl. Would Juan Castillo be at Defensive Coordinator? Who would we have? Jeff Fisher? Dick LeBeau? Bob Ryan? Hell, anyone with a proven track record! some one good! But Reid just continues to do the same stuff over and over and will keep repeating the same line “I’ve got to do a better job”. Just think about it.