Andy Reid out as Eagles Head Coach

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After weeks of speculation, (and anticipation) Andy Reid has been fired.

Andy Reid’s fourteen-year tenure as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles came to an end nearly two hours after the Birds were thumped by the New York Giants 42-7 in their season finale.

Reid was a great coach, but the time has come for everyone to move on.

Jeffrey Lurie wasted no time in turning the page.

Reuben Frank of Comcast SportsNet in Philadelphia has confirmed Andy Reid will not return as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles next season. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported Reid was informed in a Friday meeting with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie he would be relieved of his duties after today’s game against the New York Giants.

Poor drafting, questionable decision-making involving player acquisitions and the coaching staff became the undoing of Reid in Philly. In result has been a record of 12-20 over the last two seasons. Unacceptable when you consider the amount of money dished out to put the Eagles team in prime position to win immediately.

Reid trails only Connie Mack as the longest tenured coach in Philadelphia sports history. Reid posted a regular season record of 130-92-1. He led the Eagles to five NFC Championship Games and a Super Bowl appearance in 2004.

A formal announcement has been set for a noon press conference tomorrow.

5 Responses to “Andy Reid out as Eagles Head Coach”

  1. D. N. says:

    Well said. And it was time indeed.

  2. Miranda says:

    Andy Reid needs to take some time off but he won’t take it…he will be right back in before Feb probably.

  3. Ron Glover says:

    I don’t see teams jumping at Reid. Offensive line coach Juan Castillo was with the Eagles before Reid arrived, was moved to defensive coordinator and dumped as the first scapegoat. Both moves question Reid’s decision-making and loyalty. After he fired Castillo and Washburn nothing improved. When Jason Peters went down, the Eagles had $20 million to spend and ample time to bring in a veteran. Instead they threw money at a career backup. Reid has been exposed on too many levels this year.

  4. HarveyDent says:

    Word is Reid’s already put together a staff for the spot in San Diego so yeah, he’s getting ready to jump back in hard. He does need to take some time off and work on his family issues though. God already nudged him before his son died this year and he’s still not listening. SMH.

    Good-bye, Big Red. It didn’t all come together but as a fan I take you for more sustained success for my team than I’d ever seen in my life.

  5. HarveyDent says:

    take = thank

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