Eagles’ Head Coach Andy Reid Is Under Attack by Fans & Media but History Matters
It was predictable that a series of bad decisions and an already abysmal Eagles season have brought fans to the conclusion that Reid Must Go. As a former GM of the Philadelphia Eagles, I have seen coaches come and go and know firsthand what it’s like to be on the receiving end of vocal Philly fans.
Yes—Andy Reid’s moves this season look more like those of a rookie coach. In his thirteenth year as head coach, he has won sixty percent of regular season games including seven division championships and one conference championship. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/ReidAn0.htm
Yes—this was touted to be the Eagles’ “dream team,”—a breakout year that would result in winning the Superbowl.
Based on all the free agent signings, management obviously went along with this fantasy and committed sixty million dollars to sign Nnamdi Asomugha, one hundred million to extend Michael Vick’s contract and millions more for other free agents.
In spite of good intentions, the coach’s new strategy has failed to deliver wins.
Yes—appointing offensive line coach Juan Castillo as the new Defensive Coordinator is at best unconventional and at worst ludicrous. Finding a replacement for former defensive coordinator—Jim Johnson—was no easy assignment.
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