The Eagles have officially announced the firing of head coach Andy Reid, who is out after 14 seasons as head coach. Reid make 9 playoff appearances and won 6 NFC East titles, but after a disappointing 8-8 record in 2011 the wheels went flying off the tracks this past season.
Owner Jeffrey Lurie, who indicated almost immediately after last season that the Eagles would need substantial improvement on their 8-8 record in 2012 for Reid to keep his job, followed through with his demands in relieving Reid of his duties with one year remaining on his contract. At this point, it’s not known but assumed that most of Reid’s coaching staff will follow their former boss out of town. The expectation is that most of the personnel department, including general manager Howie Roseman, will keep their jobs.
“It is time for the Eagles to move in a new direction,” Lurie said through team released statement.
Here’s the full release:
“Andy Reid won the most games of any head coach in Eagles history and he is someone I respect greatly and will remain friends with for many years to come. But, it is time for the Eagles to move in a new direction. Coach Reid leaves us with a winning tradition that we can build upon. And we are very excited about the future. The search for the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles will begin immediately.”
The Eagles have scheduled a noon press conference to discuss the move.