His team has lost four-straight games. His team was just embarrassed on Monday Night Football. His offensive line is a catastrophe. And even his staunchest supporters throughout the years now see the writing on the wall. It’s over for Andy Reid in Philadelphia.
To his credit, while the criticism as at an all-time high and it seems almost certain that Andy Reid has no more than eight games left before he’s dismissed, the 14-year veteran head coach remains optimistic, if not utterly delusional.
Reid says the Eagles are only “off a little bit” and it’s just a matter of getting a “few things tightened up.” Their problems go deeper than a few adjustments, however.
Reid also says he’s not worried about owner Jeffrey Lurie’s preseason decree that the Eagles need to win big this season to save the coach’s job. The disappointing Eagles won the final four games of last season to finish 8-8, and gave Lurie a reason to grant Reid another season. At this rate, though, Reid may not return for Year 15.
The Eagles didn’t score a touchdown in five trips to the red zone last night. Hell, not only that, but the Saints even found the end zone when the Eagles were in the red zone. The defense couldn’t tackle–receivers, ran open, the Saints lifeless running game found some life, and the offense? It was a marvel of inefficiency.
I don’t know what’s going to happen when the desperate Cowboys visit the desperate Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. But the Eagles aren’t “close” and they’re certainly going to do more than “getting a few things tightened up.”