November 18, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) gets carted off the field in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

LeSean McCoy Gets Concussed During Crucial Moment of Game. Oh, Wait…


At this point, it seems fair to ask if Andy Reid truly has lost his whatever is left of his already addled mind.

The Birds’ best player, RB LeSean McCoy, was carted off the field in the waning moments of the Eagles 31-6 loss to the hapless Redskins due to a concussion suffered around the two minute warning.

The two-minute warning of a 31-6 game.

The two-minute warning of a game in which they trailed by 25 points.

The two-minute warning of a game in which they were just 120 seconds away from assuredly dropping to 3-7 on this lost, waste of a season.

After the game, when asked why on God’s green earth McCoy was still on the field in a game in which they trailed by 25, Reid said,

“We were trying to catch up and win the game.”

So, let me see if I can understand this. Down by 25, two minutes left, and Andy Reid really expects the populace to swallow the explanation that he was trying to catch up and win the football game?

Has a miracle like that ever occurred in the history of football, at any level?

And Reid wonders why the fans are disgusted, frustrated, and ready ready to be completely done with him after this nightmare is all over.

Big Red was then asked if being down by 25 points was a lot to make up with so little time. Reid repeated his earlier drivel, saying

“We were trying to catch up and win the game.”

Another reporter asked, does Reid regret keeping McCoy out there?

“No,” Reid said flatly.

Flatly. Yeah, that just about sums up everything. Every part of this franchise, from the head coach, to the offensive coordinator, to the defensive coordinator, to the much heralded and overrated offensive and defensive line coaches, and to the play of just about every single player on this roster, screams “flat.”

And now, it just seems like Andy Reid doesn’t give a crap anymore. Either that, or he’s so distracted by his lame duck status that he just isn’t paying attention.

But how did somebody, anybody, not come up to Reid and urge him to get McCoy, and any other valuable starter that wasn’t needed, out of Sunday’s game?

There’s no way Reid can honestly expect that any rational, non-drug-induced individual is going to buy his explanation that he was still just “trying to win the game.” What’s more likely is that it never crossed his mind that something bad could happen.

It just never occurred to him that McCoy, or one of his other starters, could get hurt.

Now, it appears as if Reid, in his never-ending quest to guide this 3-7 albatross to a playoff spot that has absolutely no chance of happening, is ready to throw a recently-concussed Mike Vick back out onto the field next Monday night against the Carolina Panthers.

By the way, ESPN has to be absolutely beside themselves at having to air a game featuring a 3-7 team and a 2-8 squad in prime time. They’ll be lucky if the players’ own families are watching that one.

As bad as Nick Foles looked on Sunday (and it was pretty bad), there is absolutely no reason to play Mike Vick next Monday night. None.

All that matters is the future. The problem is that Reid knows he’s not going to be a part of this team’s future. So, he’s coaching for the present.

You know, just trying to come back and win some more football games.

Good luck with that, Coach.

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