For those Eagles fans that were in attendance last night (God knows there weren’t many), it was another night marked by frustration as they watched the Eagles lose their seventh-straight game by, this time by the final of 30-22 at the hands of the inept Panthers. While many will take solace in the inevitable conclusion of the Andy Reid era, it’s becoming glaringly apparent that this team isn’t a tweak or two away from jumping back into contention next season.
Adding to the overall frustration is that owner Jeffrey Lurie, who famously proclaimed after last season that mediocrity would not be tolerated, hasn’t spoke up about the disaster that is his billion dollar franchise.
While Lurie isn’t Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, nor should he be, it’s time for him to say something, anything, to an increasingly agitated fanbase. But it goes beyond what Lurie owes to the paying customers–he needs to be a presence and bring stability to his team in a time when it has all but fallen off the train tracks.
Apparently, the Eagles have concerns with their marketing and communications given the recent firings in those departments, so here’s some free advice. Talk, Jeff.
Brent Celek can’t do it. Andy Reid can’t do it. Howie Roseman can’t do it. Only Lurie can stand in front of the cameras–reiterate how completely embarrassing this is and how he will do everything within his power to ensure it doesn’t happen again.