Andy Reid Is Hanging Tough With No Plans Of Stepping DownBREAKING NEWS, Coaching Staff, Eagles, News Monday, November 19th, 2012
If you were hoping that Eagles head coach Andy Reid was going to step down before the season ends, it’s not going to happen. Today the head coach was very consistent in communicating his mindset at the time.
“I’m standing in front of the team and telling them, ‘These are the things we need to do, one of which is to continue to battle. And so I think that would be a cop-out,” said Reid. “That’s not how I see things. That’s not the way I’m wired. We’re going to keep battling and do it as a team. I’m not going to tell the guys one thing and then do the other.”
I also don’t believe that Jeffrey Lurie is going to seriously consider firing Reid before the season is completed. Lurie has been very disciplined about letting his coaches do whatever it is that they believe will help the football team. You can blame Reid’s troubles on a lot of people but Lurie isn’t one of them.
Today Reid answered a question about whether Lurie was disappointed in how the team was playing and how the season was going.
“Listen, he’s a competitive guy. No one wants to win more than Jeffrey. I would tell you he is disappointed,” said Reid. “Rightly so. He feels the same way we do, that we’re letting people down in this city and so on. That’s what I can tell you.”
In a way, Lurie is letting Reid fire himself in much the same way he let Ray Rhodes fire himself with a 3-13 season.
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