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Andy Reid fired by Philadelphia Eagles

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  1. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000118990/article/andy-reid-fired-by-philadelphia-eagles

    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid learned from owner Jeffrey Lurie on Friday that he would coach his final game with the team on Sunday against the New York Giants, according to two sources. The Eagles are expected to formally announce Reid's firing Monday.

    The Eagles "strongly" denied Reid has already been fired.

    The Eagles' season ended Sunday with a 42-7 loss to the Giants.
  2. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    im really curious to find out who their next head coach will be, wonder if we'll here that monday as well
  3. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Me, too. They may not hire anyone until after the playoffs although they can start to interview some.
  4. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed...part 2 Zone Supporter

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    They seem to be looking at Oregon's chip Kelly.
  5. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    That may be a good thing. I'm trying to adjust to thinking that way as the offense dominates the D these days.

    I'd look at Shanahan in Wash.
  6. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    i think they already know who they want - its been known that reid would not be head coach after this year for a while
  7. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    Good, I`m happy that we don`t have to face him anymore. He is a quality coach and has been fielding quality teams for several years now. Things kind of snowballed on them this year but there is a lot of young talent that he has stockpiled and it won`t take them long to be rebuilt so long as the new guy decides not to tear it all up.

    On the DL they have Cox, Graham and Cole. They have Ryans at LB. They have a really good CB in DRC. There is potential at Safety. There are some good young OL in Mathis and Danny Watkins. Jason Peters should be back next year at LT. They still have tremendous talent at skill positions with Desean Jackson, Maclin and Lesean McCoy.

    The real key to turning them around outside of bringing in a fresh DC who can make better use of their talent and getting better play at the QB spot.

    I really hope they hire a green college coach who gets outclassed in the NFL and lands the team in the dumper.
  8. JoeCorrado

    JoeCorrado Active Member

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    The Vick experiment, and that new contract didn't help any. He placed his bet, and he lost. Reid's decisions had been becoming more eccentric, and costly since the end of 2010.

    His departure had been less a question of if, and more a question of when for a while - this was an opportunity that ownership (Lurie) couldn't pass up. It looks like it was all a matter of production, and nobody can reasonably question it. Not even Reid's biggest supporters.

    Now, the next question becomes; when will Vick follow his old boss out the door? Probably with 24 hours of the Super Bowl. There. Now I've placed my bet too. ;)

    Ah, the Eagles off season- does it get any better?
  9. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Hey, let's bring him in as our OC.

    ha ha ha
  10. BlueStar3398

    BlueStar3398 Active Member

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    I feel for the guy. What a nightmare year for him. Son dies in training camp. The team quit on him. If I was him, I would never want to see Philly again. Move on to something better down the road.
  11. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    I think if was time that the team moved on. With that said, I don't know if they could get a better long term coach...might find a good short term coach but doubt they will someone better.than him in the long haul.
  12. Bigdog

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    DRC is a free agent. He probably won't be back.

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