Is the end near for Andy Reid with the Eagles?

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    If this is the beginning of the end for Andy Reid, the process has not been smooth or easy. The Eagles have played only six games, but the season has taken an obvious and significant toll on the organization’s long-time head coach.

    You can see it on his face. You can hear it in his remarks.

    More than that, you can tell by his actions.

    Reid didn’t look or sound like himself after the Eagles lost to the Detroit Lions. In his day-after press conference on Monday, his words were hushed, as though he was trying to address the media while one of his hulking, underproductive linemen sat on his chest. He seemed physically and emotionally drained as he informed the assembly that he would “tear everything apart” during the bye week. He wasn’t kidding.

    On Tuesday, Reid fired his friend and defensive coordinator, Juan Castillo.

    "I think we all know how much I care about Juan Castillo as a person and as a football coach," Reid said. "Tremendous football coach, tough worker, has a great family. I know he's going to continue to do great things in the National Football League.

    "However, I also have always said that I'm going to do what I think is best for the Philadelphia Eagles, and at this time I think this move is the best. "

    Reid, who is clearly fond of Castillo, said it was "one of the tougher things I've had to do as a head football coach.” For that and so many other reasons, the decision was surprising. It makes you wonder whether Reid is concerned about his job.

    Changing a coordinator in the middle of a season is often interpreted as panic. That’s the sort of image Reid has worked hard to avoid during his career. In 14 years with the Eagles, he had never dismissed one of his coaches during the season – until now.

    Letting Castillo go with 10 games to play was also an admission by Reid
  2. Tezz

    Tezz Active Member

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    Andy Reid is gone if they don't make the playoffs and would find another head coaching job fairly quick if he wanted to...
  3. The Emperor

    The Emperor Marcus Aurelius Maximus

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    Andy Reid lost a son this off-season. That's got to have a big impact on him and I think we're losing our humanity if we miss that fact.
  4. EvilJerry88

    EvilJerry88 Active Member

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    Not sure.... But it's the Eagles bye week which means they get a free gimmee against the Falcons. If he leaves Philly it would be interesting to see where he goes.
  5. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    It depends. I expect they will turn it around as they usually do.
  6. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    If he loses his job, he should take a year off...

    I could see him landing somewhere like KC, Cincy or SD... maybe Arizona...
  7. rojan

    rojan Active Member

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    I could see him going to Cleveland if he gets the boot in Philly.
  8. muck4doo

    muck4doo Least-Known Member

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    Raiders always need a new coach.
  9. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    That's a very perceptive point, Emp.

    I remember the strain the death of Parcells' brother seemed to have on him.
  10. rash

    rash Member

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    wouldn't mind him becoming the OC here...

    or HC should Garrett get fired :D (not that I want that to happen)...
  11. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Lets hope its his last year there, for our sake. Im hearing more and more Eagles fans say they can't wait until he's gone.. its going to be funny hearing them whine and moan once he is. He's spoiled them..
  12. Joshmil53

    Joshmil53 Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't mind him here.

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