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New deal coming for Andy Reid

Over the past several years, there has been annual speculation that coach Andy Reid’s time in Philadelphia could be coming to an end.

As recently as last November 24, when the Eagles fell to 5-5-1 after an embarrassing 36-7 loss to the Eagles Ravens and former Reid assistant John Harbaugh, the thinking was that Reid would be gone, absent a stunning turnaround.

Then came the stunning turnaround.

This year, the Eagles are 2-1 — undefeated against winless teams and winless against an undefeated team.  With 13 games to go, it remains to be seen whether the Eagles get back to the postseason, or whether they end up on the outside looking in, with renewed speculation among fans and overt calls from the media to pursue someone like Mike Holmgren or Mike Shanahan or Bill Cowher or Jon Gruden.

So the Eagles are wisely getting in front of what may come by making it known that Reid will be getting a new contract before the current season ends.

Team president Joe Banner tells Larry Kane of Comcast in an interview to be aired Sunday night that Reid’s tenure will continue into the future.

“Yeah, I’m sure it will be,” Banner said of the possibility that Reid will get a contract extension, via the Philadelphia Inquirer.  “We have a phenomenal
relationship with him.  We view him as [being] in the top couple of
coaches in the league. . . .

“Andy could have a bad week, have a bad year, and that wouldn’t change
the fact that he’s in the upper echelon of coaches in this league, and
we feel lucky to have him,” Banner added.  “So, at whatever point, I’m
sure that that issue will be resolved.”

The message to the fine folks of Philly, then, is simple:  “If we hit a rough spot in the schedule, don’t start dreaming about Gruden or Holmgren or Shanahan or Cowher.  We think Reid is as good or better than any of them, notwithstanding the absence of a certain large piece of jewelry on his hand.”

If the Eagles hit a rough spot, it won’t be coming until November.  After playing the 0-4 Bucs, the Eagles play the 1-3 Raiders and the 2-2 Redskins, Philly could be (should be) 5-1 when the Giants and Cowboys come to town in back-to-back weeks.
 

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30 Responses to “New deal coming for Andy Reid”
  1. litemater says: Oct 10, 2009 9:46 AM

    Andy Reid lost to his own team? Change Eagles to “Ravens” please sir…

  2. Mike Quick says: Oct 10, 2009 9:50 AM

    Only people without a clue thought “that Reid would be gone” last year. Andy Reid will leave the Eagles when he’s ready. The Eagles wont fire him.

  3. nohio says: Oct 10, 2009 9:53 AM

    As recently as last November 24, when the Eagles fell to 5-5-1 after an embarrassing 36-7 loss to the Eagles and former Reid assistant John Harbaugh, the thinking was that Reid would be gone, absent a stunning turnaround.
    How did the Eagles beat the Eagles?

  4. bearsrule says: Oct 10, 2009 10:05 AM

    The Eagles lost 36-7 to the Eagles ? If that doesn’t get Reid fired, nothing will.

  5. phillyeagles5210 says: Oct 10, 2009 10:05 AM

    He does have a ring on his finger, he won one in green bay

  6. Drat says: Oct 10, 2009 10:08 AM

    “Then came the stunning turnaround.This year, the Eagles are 2-1 — undefeated against winless teams and winless against an undefeated team.”
    Huh? This means (a) Reid is a genius, (b) Eugene Parker is a crackhead, (c) the Vikings are beautiful, (d) wins and defeats go hand in hand.

  7. Hugh says: Oct 10, 2009 10:19 AM

    So they beat themselves.
    Typical.

  8. rjwill says: Oct 10, 2009 10:34 AM

    “If we hit a rough spot in the schedule, don’t start dreaming about Gruden or Holmgren or Shanahan or Cowher…”
    I’d take all of them except maybe Holmgren over Reid. I don’t dislike Reid but I think he’s peaked. Also I would prefer a coach who is committed to running the football. We have the Oline for running but we can’t stop passing like crazy.

  9. Bob S. says: Oct 10, 2009 10:37 AM

    The Redskins are ALWAYS tough for the Eagles.

  10. amanuel says: Oct 10, 2009 10:50 AM

    i agree with with my all time fave. eagle mr mike quick!…. i would not and do not listen to ppl whom say reid is going to be or should be fired!.. they r wat u call drama queens, u know the Rush limbaugh’s of the world. !!

  11. VoxVeritas says: Oct 10, 2009 10:59 AM

    “Only people without a clue thought “that Reid would be gone” last year. Andy Reid will leave the Eagles when he’s ready.”
    Damn right, best Eagirls coach EVER.
    Which is pretty pathetic, actually.

  12. KingJoe! says: Oct 10, 2009 11:04 AM

    Lets be clear here, none of the high profile coaches would work in Philadelphia and historically those guys mentioned wont be successful anywhere. These are the coaches who have led 2 teams to Superbowls, none of them every won it with two teams.
    Don Shula, Colts & Miami
    Bill Parcells, Giants & Patriots
    Dick Vermeil, Eagles & Rams
    Dan Reeves, Broncos & Falcons
    Mike Holmgren, Packers & Seahawks
    The Eagles have been entertaining throughout Reids tenure and that really is what it is about, entertainment. Yes I get disappointed as an Eagles fan that they NEVER have won a superbowl, but I would take the entertainment value Reid has brought to Philly over the last ten years, instead of the misery so many other NFL teams have gone through during that span.
    With Reid, at least I know I can say “maybe this year.” (yes I also end the year with, maybe next year, but …)

  13. SmackMyVickUp says: Oct 10, 2009 11:06 AM

    After playing the 0-4 Bucs, the Eagurls play the 1-3 Raiders and the 2-2 Redskins.
    Redskins game is probably the last hurrah from Zorn with the Redskins, if he is still there. This game will end in a tie with Jason Campbell throwing for over 400 yards. McNabb happily proclaims at the press conference he knew the game would end in a tie, this time.
    5-1 or 4-1-1 is probably correct.
    Giants – Loss
    Cowgirls – toss up at this point.
    @ San Diego – Loss. Eagurls dont like playing west coast.
    @ Chicago – Loss. Cutler will start to peak in the MVP chase, Brees/Manning will likely edge him though.
    Washington – Loss. New coach and new fire. Skins take this.
    @ Atlanta – Loss. Falcons beat anyone but NO at home.
    @Giants – Loss. Only chance to win if is Giants sit starters to rest for postseason.
    San Fran – Toss up depending on playoff chase, which Eagurls will be out of by now. If San Fran clinches division in week 9 (likely) then they’ll rest Gore.
    Denver – Loss. Broncos might clinch their division in week 9 like the 49ers, but McDaniels will keep starters in to show everyone they are for real and he wants to rack up W’s.
    @Dallas – Loss With Vikings and Packers getting the 2 playoff wild card spots this game is for pride. Dallas avenges last years loss and wins 44-7.
    See another 9-7, 8-8, 7-9 team. Thats not enough to make the playoffs this year.

  14. Child_Please! says: Oct 10, 2009 11:31 AM

    SmackMyVickUp:
    You dont know much about football I see.
    Please brush up some before making any more moronic predictions.

  15. NoFootballtalk says: Oct 10, 2009 11:39 AM

    @SmackMyVickUp
    you are a complete idiot. obviously ou know nothing about football if you honestly think jay cutler is in the MVP race. You also have the eagles losing almost every game. your bias is obviously clouding your judgement. go back to playing madden, loser

  16. Drat says: Oct 10, 2009 11:47 AM

    KingJoe says “none of the high profile coaches would work in Philadelphia.” And in his list of apparent high profile coaches, he includes Dickie Vermeil? Huh? But I agree with his point — teams that just miss out on the Superbowl over several years still have great coaches. Look, the chances to win the Superbowl are 1/32, of winning the conference championship is 1/16. A coach who is there on the Superbowl doorstep now and then in less than 16 years is obviously a great coach.

  17. SmackMyVickUp says: Oct 10, 2009 12:25 PM

    Indeed. I forgot about the Falcons in the Wild card race.
    Falcons – depends on their defense, need to step up a notch. Still nearly unbeatable at home.
    Packers – if the O-line doesn’t get healthy quick Rodgers will not be able to stay healthy.
    Reid gets a lot of credit, also need to look at his supporting cast.
    Jimmie Johnson – one of the best D coordinators of all time. Eagurls defense looks a step slower without him.
    McNabb – Love him or hate him, he is a perennial winner. Handles Reid and his pass first offense well.
    Westbrook – one of the most dynamic running backs when he is healthy, just not healthy enough and is aging fast.
    Long list of defensive stars as well. Dawkins is a step slower and probably didn’t fit in their defensive scheme, but he still brings a lot of emotion to the defense. Can see they do miss his fire, even if they don’t miss his pass coverage.
    McCarthy and TT would look like fools in GB if they got Alex Smith instead of Rodgers.
    Wade Phillips and Norv Turner have highly talented teams as well, but they lack the ability to motivate them. Reid has earned his check, but he got upset by a hot Cardinals team last year. Eagurls never seem able to pull off the final W under Reid, despite numerous chances.

  18. Jaydub says: Oct 10, 2009 12:25 PM

    Give him an extension. The Eagles are the Braves of the NFL. Regular season champs, post-season chumps. Reid doesn’t have a clue when the pressure is on, and thats just fine by me

  19. sn@ke says: Oct 10, 2009 12:31 PM

    smackmyvickup is just another juvenile Giants fan, who cares.

  20. BroadStreet says: Oct 10, 2009 1:22 PM

    Again – “Eagurls” or “Eagirls” is not funny or witty. When you write that it’s a dead giveaway that you live in your Mother’s basement or worse…in Texas. Give it up, stop FORCING the name Eagles into a derogatory comment, it doesn’t fit. It’s like trying to say “Gigirls” it’s stupid. Just because the transition from Cowboys to “Cowgirls” is so easy you want to copy. Be original.
    Dallas Sucks and give Reid some more years in Philly!

  21. Cobra Commander says: Oct 10, 2009 1:24 PM

    As furious as I was with Reid’s playcalling and with his spite for statistics disproving his pass-happy attack, I say resign him. Cowher would be the only upgrade out of the four Florio thinks we’re dreaming about. Gruden? Seriously? Stuck-in-96 Holmgren? Please. And Mike “I’mNothingWithoutElway” Shanahan? Spare us.

  22. chapnasty says: Oct 10, 2009 1:24 PM

    The first thing that comes into my head is “WHY?” The Eagles will never win a superbowl until they let Reid and McNabb go.

  23. Bigbluefan says: Oct 10, 2009 1:36 PM

    Good to hear for if Andy was not working he would not have enough cash to support his two dumb ass kids
    Andy Reid father of the year
    His staying means that many more years before the egal make it to the big game

  24. Ocelot138 says: Oct 10, 2009 2:42 PM

    Stay classy, Giants fans!
    Greasy dirty scumbags.

  25. sn@ke says: Oct 10, 2009 3:12 PM

    ..and many more years of knocking the Giants out of the playoffs.
    Still bitter eh Big Blue….lol.

  26. penguininbondage says: Oct 10, 2009 3:14 PM

    He’ll vapor lock from a roast pork sandwich before they fire him

  27. Route36West says: Oct 10, 2009 3:17 PM

    Just wanna say one thing if you ask 90% of Eagles fans if they want Shanahan or Holmgren they would say NO. Holmgren is the samething as Andy and Shanahan’s old style of coaching doesnt work in the current NFL. Cowher and Chuckie is totally different story. Philly fans love people like them, loud cursing lunatics, thats why those 2 would be such a popular pick.
    I hate Andy Reid sometimes and dont understand what he’s doing but after seeing the 07 and 08 draft class play like they have after everyone ripped him apart for his picks I’ve started to have renewed faith in the man. I think that sentiment is shared in philly.

  28. drbob1117 says: Oct 10, 2009 5:16 PM

    Most of the fans are smart enough to have caught on to the fact that Big Red, although he does some things that drive people nuts on game day, is easily the best coach in Eagles history. There are a few idiots ( even on this board) that just like to whine about everything that don’t like him, but most of the idiots are in the media. They are the ones that drive the Holmgren / Shanahan/ Cowher train not us. I’ll be happy when they extend him and not all that worried about the whole “haven’t won a Supe yet” thing; you have a much better chance of winning it all when you are always in the playoffs and in the NFC Championship game than you do when you’re 5-11 every year like lots of coaches in this league have been. Those of us who appreciate Reid and his long time QB seem to be a silent majority; the “miserables” seem to make much more noise ; and that includes most of the “experts” in the media.

  29. BroadStreet says: Oct 10, 2009 6:12 PM

    to Big Bluefan
    “Good to hear for if Andy was not working he would not have enough cash to support his two dumb ass kids
    Andy Reid father of the year”
    I don’t understand why you and many other people give Andy Reid such a hard time for not giving up on his kids. If you are a Dad, apparently you’ve raised some really good kids. Good for you! But there are some teenagers/young adults out there who have made some big mistakes, OVER and OVER. It takes them a little longer to figure things out. I was one of them. I bet if we were to take a poll of the guys on this site who are 28 years old and older, a lot of them would fall into this category too. I thank God for a Mother who never gave up on me.
    Trash his play calling if you want (I do from time to time), but leave his family out it.
    Dallas Sucks!

  30. EskinSux says: Oct 10, 2009 8:05 PM

    Damn right, best Eagirls coach EVER.
    Which is pretty pathetic, actually.
    ———————————–
    Despite his 14-6 record against the Arlington CowChokes. Despite his game day screw ups, despite his throwing the damn ball way too much…Still…Admit it, Cowchokes are his bitch….

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