The curious decision to fire defensive coordinator Sean McDermott only three days after coach Andy Reid declared that the hand-picked replacement for the late Jim Johnson would return was regarded by many (or at least by us) as another example of a coach saying what he had to say, even if what he had to say wasn’t the truth.
But there have been whispers that the decision to fire McDermott came not from the guy who supposedly runs the football operation, but from someone higher in the organization. If that’s the case, then the man who as of Thursday became the longest-tenured NFL head coach could be reaching the end of his tenure, absent a stellar 2011 season.
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer makes the case for possibility that Reid is running out of time.
We didn’t believe it when we started reading the column. But by the time we hit the end, we were starting to wonder whether McLane is onto something.
If he is, Reid could be moving on to other opportunities after the 2011 season.