The Philadelphia Eagles before Andy Reid arrived were playing some pretty bad football. Ray Rhodes was ending his tenure with the Eagles and his last couple of years were horrible. With his very first draft pick in 1999, Reid selected Donovan McNabb from Syracuse which created a controversy among Eagles fans including than Mayor of Philadelphia Ed Rendell.
Most fans and the mayor than wanted Ricky Williams who won the Heisman Trophy and was the University of Texas all time leading rusher.The Eagles finished the 1999 season 3-13 and Andy Reid was able to get McNabb into some games which gave him some NFL experience. Andy was building a foundation for this team.
He had a quarterback which he could build the Philadelphia Eagles around. In 2000 the Eagles made the playoffs and established a winningfootball team. In 2001-2004 the Eagles made it all the way to the Conference finals, losing three of them and than in 2004 making it to the Super Bowl where they lost to the New England Patriots.
Andy has been head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles for 13 years and he is the winningest head coach in Eagles history. Three years ago, I was done with Andy. Reid weaknesses have been constant during his tenure with the Eagles. His time management during games is very weak and he just seems not to be able to overcome it.
Another thing that just drives you crazy about coach Reid is his day after news conferences after a lose. It is like ground hog day. He has said the same thing for the past 13 years and well it continues to happen.
The 2011 season was suppose to be such a promising season. Most NFL experts had the Eagles going to the Super Bowl. They had sign very good players to the rooster. This team was being called The Dream Team. It has been nothing close to that. The Eagles are still alive for the playoffs but they need help from other teams.
This year Andy also did something that made many Eagles fans just scratch their heads when he promoted long time offensive line coach Juan Castillo the new defensive coordinator before the start of the 2011 season. For most of the season, Castillo has looked like he has no clue out there and his defense has played like that too.
There are numerous rumors out there in the media that have both Reid and Castillo coming back. Why? Enough is enough.
Andy has had 13 years to bring a Super Bowl championship to Philadelphia. Sometimes head coaches can just only take you to a certain level and just can not get over the hump. Reid is that type of coach. The Eagles now need a head coach the can slam that door in. It is time for a new head coach with a new philosophy, new direction, and new attitude. The question is will that happen?
The Philadelphia Eagles will not win a Super Bowl title under the direction of Reid but Jeffrey Lurie and Joe Banner will not fire Big Red and here is why. The Eagles value has risen and the team is making money. The merchandise continues to sell. Fans continue to come out to games.
The thing that needs to be looked at here is this. The ownership is just fine with where the Eagles stand right now. They are competitive year in and year out. Owner Jeffrey Lurie has told the fans that it is about winning championships. Well he never did say exactly win championships.
They have won division titles. Mr Lurie has many times compared the Eagles to the New England Patriots. Hey Jeffrey not even close. The Patriots have won Super Bowls and the Eagles have not. I have said this about the Philadelphia Phillies for years before the won in 2008 and it was this. They would never win with this ownership.
Well they did and it was because of the new stadium. This I will say about the Eagles. As long as Jeffrey Lurie is the owner of this team, the Philadelphia Eagles win not win a Super Bowl.
The Philadelphia Eagles ownership will not fire Andy Reid because he is giving them all they want. It is all about the money and this team is making a lot of it. Philadelphia Eagles fans out there like me who want Andy Reid gone well it will not happen. The ownership needs to take a new direction, until it does this team will not win the ultimate prize and that is the Super Bowl.
Jeffrey and Joe have no plan of getting rid of Andy Reid. Well Philadelphia Eagles ownership until you do this team will not win that so called championship but is that what the Eagles really want to do anyway. No. Well Eagles fans out there like me what are we to do. I am a huge Eagles fan.
I have been done with Reid for three years. He has made this team a winner but I want a Super Bowl championship. This has been the most frustrating year because there was so much promise before the season. Now with Andy Reid and Juan Castillo probably coming back well I along with many other Eagles fans are not happy. Hey Philadelphia Eagles, it is time for a new direction. Think about the fans. We are the ones paying the tickets. Do you really care? I don’t think so.