Lurie Should Have Mercy On Andy Reid And Fire HimBREAKING NEWS, Coaching Staff, Eagles, News Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
It doesn’t get much worse than watching a 2-8 team take a knee at your stadium to seal their third win of the season over you. Then you walk out on the field and get consoled by a former assistant coach of your’s.
This is the life of Andy Reid now. Everybody feels sorry for him and he tries to act as if the inevitable isn’t going to happen.
I think it’s a foregone conclusion that Reid will be fired at the end of the season, but he’s carrying himself as if he will be coaching the Birds for another five or six years.
Last night after the team’s seventh straight loss, Reid answered a question about how he feels after the team has lost their eight game, considering the fact that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie had said during the off season that an 8-8 record wasn’t good enough.
“We’re going to keep battling”, Reid said as if he didn’t hear the question. ‘I’m going to control what I can control, and that’s getting better as a team. I have to do a better job with that obviously by how we’ve played here. I’m not worried about all of the other things. I’m worried about winning football games and making sure I get my players coached up to where we do a better job with that.’
That question was followed up by another inquiry regarding whether he had talked about his future with the team’s owner.
“We really haven’t talked about that”, Reid said. “He’s been supportive. Obviously he’s as competitive as anybody and he wants to win games. That’s what he’s in this business for. But we really haven’t gone there. I’m trying to get this football team to win games, that’s what I’m trying to do. That’s where my energy is.”
I don’t think Lurie will step in and fire Reid, but he needs to do it. Reid needs to bow out so he doesn’t have answer any more of these torturous questions about his future. The Birds coach knows he’s gone and everybody else knows it as well. Firing him would be a merciful move.
Reid needs to go spend some time with his family and take some time to mourn the loss of his oldest son. Brushing it to the side because of the season, doesn’t mean it’s gone away. Getting away from this awful season would be healthy emotionally and physically. It’s too bad all the rest of us can’t get away from this awful season.
This team is getting worse every game and Reid is not doing a good job of communicating with them to get it turned around. Every decision he’s made this year has turned out to be the wrong one. I can’t say I know the reason it’s worked out that way but, it’s very clear that it’s time for him to bow out.
I would also like to see the Eagles fire Reid because it will give the fans reason to get focused on the future rather than continuing to sift through the remains of this terrible season. We’ve talked about this bad season and all the reasons for it, enough. If Reid moves on we can move on.
Some people will say they played a close game against the Panthers, but you must remember this Carolina team had only won two games prior to their win over the Eagles. Both teams made egregious errors at the end of the game, which is something you expect from bad teams.
I would like to see Lurie turn the page by letting Reid go and end this episode of the Eagles.
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