“Fire Andy” chants break out in Philadelphia

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The Eagles were hyped as a Super Bowl team before the season. Instead, they’re losers. And Philadelphia fans are taking out their frustration on head coach Andy Reid.

As the Patriots throttle the Eagles today in Philadelphia, chants of “Fire Andy” have been heard at Lincoln Financial Field.

There was a time when firing Reid would have been unthinkable: Reid has the most regular-season wins of any coach in franchise history, the most playoff wins in franchise history and the highest winning percentage in franchise history. The Eagles have been one of the better teams in the league over the last dozen years, and Reid deserves the lion’s share of the credit for that.

But the Eagles aren’t even close to one of the better teams in the league this year, the popular idea before the season that they’d be Super Bowl contenders seems foolish, and the infamous “Dream Team” nickname now looks like a bad joke. This team is a mess, and it’s largely a mess that Reid created. He’s not the only one who deserves blame, but the buck stops with him.

When this game ends the Eagles will be 4-7 and out of the playoff conversation. And it will be time to start a different conversation, one about the future of the franchise, and whether Reid will be part of that future.

70 responses to ““Fire Andy” chants break out in Philadelphia

  1. had this game o nthe tube all afternoon… except for some log sawing been inside…

    havent heard the chants. damn!

  2. “And Philadelphia fans are taking out their frustration on head coach Andy Reid.” You make it sound like this is unmerited??? He deserves (and will be) fired after this season. Eagles fans are tired of seeing the SAME THING over and over… the non challenges.. the passing 3 times in a row when your on the 5.. the bad clock management… we’re done with this. NOBODY I have talked to have given me one GOOD reason why andy should coach a 14th year. Because their are none.

  3. Get rid of vick… The bad karma he carries will destroy you every year.
    I mean you are the dream team and your team laid another egg. Maybe go into the Egg business? Football is certainly not your thing!

  4. Most of those years the Eagles didn’t win because of Andy Reid’s coaching, but IN SPITE of it! He’s a horrible clock manager and the Juan Castillo move deserves to be the nail in his coffin. Seems like a real nice guy though.

  5. wow. is Andy out there throwing the ball 5 ft over receivers, missing tackles, dropping tds, or coaching the defense at all?? NO! he’s just unfortunately stuck at the top of an extremely under producing, crappy team who cant play fundamental football and has no chemistry yet. DO NOT FIRE ANDY.

  6. Michael Vick, the coach killer! Oh, man, funny to see teams fall for Vick after he killed off three coaches in Atlanta.
    when will people see the light?
    Vick is an average NFL QB – at BEST.

  7. Did Andy just drop a TD in the end zone? Is it Andy’s fault the obvious better QB was not starting? If you said yes to the second question, than I assume Andy was the one won who WASTED 100 million on signing vick. I don’t believe he has that much say or power to do so. Andy is part of the problem, but it starts upstairs with extremely poor personal decisions. So I guess we can finally stick a fork in them, as they are done. On another note, I think their should be some QB controversy in the city of brotherly love.

  8. Wow. Never thought too much about it until reading this post. Andy Reid is the best coach in Eagles history? Sounds crazy when you think of the other teams in the division. Dallas? Tom Landry. New York? The big Tuna. Washington? Joe Gibbs. That’s some pretty heavy company there. If he had the exact same record coaching the Seahawks or Jaguars he would be revered.

  9. Do you think it’s a coincidence that when Vick played, Philly never lost by 20+ points? They’ve always been close and they always found ways to lose these games. This would have been close if Vick were playing, period.

  10. There’s going to be big changes in Philly next year. Unfortunately its not going to be Laurie, Banner and Roseman. Thats where it all issues start in Philly at the top.

  11. I wish there were a way for the Patriots to win and the Eagles to still be alive. I know Philly really needed the win.

    Unfortunately, so do we. The Jets are essentially the living dead. They can’t be killed. Every year they get close to elimination, their coach runs his mouth and they go on a run and end up playing for the AFC title. Vampires. They’re frickin’ vampires!

  12. People are really using a fire Andy article to bash Vick? What Vick did was wrong wrong no defending that but to constantly bash a guy who is trying to better his life is just immature. People need to wake up and realize there are worse people than vick in the world. Some are probably your neighbor

  13. I said before the beginning of the year this was only a Dream Team in Madden ’12. The OL needs a lot of work and the linebackers are borderline terrible. A lot of the Dream Teamers are good in name only (see: Ronnie Brown and Vince Young). This is a team for delusional fans and media types who play too much fantasy football.

  14. Andy should get the axe. To anyone defending him I ask why? Sure he is the winningest coach in Philly history but he has a losing record against teams that are .500 or better. He has built a winning record by beating mediocre teams, and hasn’t been able to get it done against capable teams. Bring in a defensive minded coach, draft either Vontaze Burfict or Manti Te’o with the first round pick, and hire an offensive coordinator that understands the concept of handing the ball off to the #1 running back in the NFL.

  15. adirtyplayernamedsue says:
    Nov 27, 2011 6:57 PM
    Did Andy just drop a TD in the end zone? Is it Andy’s fault the obvious better QB was not starting? If you said yes to the second question, than I assume Andy was the one won who WASTED 100 million on signing vick. I don’t believe he has that much say or power to do so. Andy is part of the problem, but it starts upstairs with extremely poor personal decisions. So I guess we can finally stick a fork in them, as they are done. On another note, I think their should be some QB controversy in the city of brotherly love.
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    Even though Howie Roseman has the title of GM, Andy Reid is the one with final say on all personnel decisions. Roseman is basically there to tweak the numbers so the Eagles stay below the cap based on what players Andy Reid wants to sign. So yes, he does have that much power and he is the person to blame for giving Vick the $100 million contract.

  16. @jh500

    Hypotheticals are a waste of time. A loss by 1 point or 35 points is a loss. Saying vick would have made it a closer game is completely irrelevant. He didn’t play the game. So what your saying is if Vick didn’t get hit and break ribs, he starts and they lose by less? So if someone else drafted Matt forte they would have paid him by now and he would be happier? So if Brett favre wouldn’t have tarnished his name he would still be perceived as a good guy instead of the schmuck he really is. The whole defensive scheme changes when your starting QB is out. Your point is…………well pointless.

  17. D-Jackoff is the ONLY Eagle I’ve ever wished harm upon – so I don’t have to see him F up right and left like the wimp he is.

    I’m mad at at Reid for promoting Juan Castillo.
    Either we have 7 good defensemen and a dozen horrific defensemen or Castillo is an idiot. I’m sure the truth is between those two extremes but our D simply looks POORLY COACHED.

    I’m not ready to throw the towel on Andy, though. What are our alternatives? The Phaithful tend to act first and think later, but Lurie and Banner need to understand they’re alienating their fanbase nonetheless. I just wish the fanbase had the capacity to look at the situation in greater perspective. They think replacing Reid will solve all their problems.

    Just like they thought the same with Donovan.

  18. Not that he’s gonna miss any meals or mortgage payments, but Drew Rosenhaus must be going nuts thinking about how his commission on Desean Jackson’s next contract keep dropping and dropping.

  19. How many dropped passes did Jackson have from the backup QB today?

    That’s Reid’s fault why?

    Hey if the Eagles want to cut off their nose to spite their face be my guest – but it’s the Eagles players who ultimately need to take responsibility for their own actions. Until they do it doesn’t matter who the coach is.

  20. WHAT?!?!?! I swear, after the Eagles beat the Giants last week, EVERYONE was like “Oh , the Eagles are BACK!” All these Eagles fans were guaranteeing a Division crown. What a difference a week makes.

  21. At least the sheagles will have a long off season to keep dreaming.maybe vick should learn how to be a man from Romo and play with broken ribs.

  22. The only thing that is scary about the idea of firing Andy Reid is the idea that the management might bring in some clown like Jon Gruden. And before you come back with “Gruden won a Super Bowl”, Gruden won that Super Bowl with Tony Dungy’s team, then destroyed it.

  23. It’s not gonna be better if we bring in all new coaches and really start all over again. Vick has always been in the West Coast offense, and he would not benefit from a new coach, or a new offense. Andy might not be perfect, but he’s a pretty decent offensive coach, especially with QBs.

    We led in the 4th Quarter in how many games this year? Just about all of them.

    We lost a lot of games for a lot of different reasons. Yes, the season has been extremely disappointing, but we have some reasons to be encouraged too. The silver lining is hard to see when you’re 4-7 (and when you’re a philly fan, believe me, I know).

    Give Andy a break. What did you really expect today? It was Tom Brady vs. Vince Young for crying out loud.

  24. The same people OUTSIDE of Philly that haven’t lived day-to-day with the Eagles that are complaining about our treatment of Andy Reid sound exactly like the people who scolded us for not appreciating McNabb a few years ago and wanting him gone. We all know how that worked out.

    Losing to the Patriots I am sure embarrasses Lurie for lot of reasons, and this is likely the type of humiliation he won’t put up with.

    Worry about your own garbage team, and let us worry about our garbage team.

  25. To the Reid defenders, I used to be one. The fact is he played a major role in assembling this disaster of a team, and it was his decision to make a career O-line coach a defensive coordinator. That is why he should be fired.

  26. Andy should stay Juan needs to go and I still believe that the eagles are better than Ny or Dallas. An will prove so when they win out. Dallas loses to NY once Philly again and Tampa Bay. NY loses to Dal, GB, and NO. All will be tied at 9-7.

  27. briang123 says:
    Nov 27, 2011 7:44 PM
    The same people OUTSIDE of Philly that haven’t lived day-to-day with the Eagles that are complaining about our treatment of Andy Reid sound exactly like the people who scolded us for not appreciating McNabb a few years ago and wanting him gone. We all know how that worked out.
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    How DID it work out? Shouldn’t you actually make it farther without him before you crow about how much better off you are?

  28. Reid should NOT be fired and if the Eagles do fire him, then look for him to be paid well to be a Redskins head coach while Shanahan would then go to likely San Diego and then Turner would end up in Jacksonville.

  29. Andy might not be perfect, but he’s a pretty decent offensive coach, especially with QBs.

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    I guess because every QB he has coached in the last decade has been so great?

    McNabb
    Vick
    Young
    Kolb
    Detmer
    Feeley

  30. When Andy hired Juan as defensive coordinator I knew they were in trouble.Juan is a good O-line coach but can’t coach defense.If Andy goes out and hires a great defensive coordinator after this season this team will be a Superbowl contender again next year.

  31. Calling for the coach’s head, demanding the owner to sell the team, and dumping the QB every time the Eagles lose is a long time Philadelphia tradition. Why is anyone surprised?
    Reid has had his problems this year, but his overall record proves he’s been the best Eagle coach in franchise history, but that doesn’t seem to matter to the “700 level” fans.

  32. Well, on the bright side they didn’t blow a first half lead.

    Andy needs to go because his philosophies have gotten stale and his personnel decisions have left the team with obvious holes. He doesn’t have to go home but he can’t stay here.

  33. A lot of other fans think Eagle fans are nuts. Reid has had this team in the playoffs 9 or 10 times in 12 years- every year we wait for this team to fall apart, and this year they finally do. If they fire him, it’s like firing Marty after a 14-2 season in San Diego…who’s going to do better?

  34. Desean will not be resigned. As for Reid, i.think they will give him one more year. Otherwise he will get a job in miami, jacksonville, or san deigo. Less expectations if he does leave

  35. how many fire Andy Reid chanters are ready to give up those season tickets because there are about 100,000 on the waiting list. the man is not getting fired, he may choose to leave but will be there at least 2 more years. i have been an Eagle fan since 1955 and this is the best coach the eagles ever had, the owner loves him, the players love him and I’m willing to bet the silent majority of fans want him to stay. Unless you intelligent nay sayers know of the hot assistant or the great college coach thats available and can convince the eagle hierarchy to switch it cant happen. none of the retread coaches Cowher,Gruden,Fisher are more competant maybe maybe you want a Billick or Mangini or Mora. I don’t want any of those guys nope I beleive Andy will be here a long time. now the players are adifferent story theres abou 8 of the current starters that need to go. (theres a reason why Jackson hasn’t been paid.

  36. Anybody that can defend Andy Reid either hasn’t watched the last 5 years of Eagles football or lives under a rock. The man is simply the most arrogant individual I have ever seen. Anyone who makes an offensive line coach a defensive coordinator and thinks its a good idea should be mentally evaluated right there. Michael Vick a 6 year contract? What did he see that nobody else did after week 7 last year? The man needs to move on period, we need a change and he needs a change. He did some some great things things here but I be the first to offer my assistance in helping tp pack his bags………

  37. I hope they fire him, we’ll gladly take him in Miami. Great Weather, he’ll have the opportunity to draft and grow a QB which is his specialty. He’ll make the Dolphins relevant for a decade.

  38. Looks to me like it’s not Andy’s fault that Desean Jackson doesn’t like being hit. Did anyone else notice that both big drops came when a defender was bearing down on him? One was Tracy White (a decent size LB) and the other was a safety.

  39. andy should be kicked upstairs to design offensive plays. when spags gets fired in st louis, the eagles should hire him. they should have never let him get out of town the first time. andy was loyal to an ailing jim johnson, and instead of making jim d coordinator emeritus, they let spags go to the giants and win a super bowl for them (the d won the game, not eli). the eagles need someone to allow the defense to return to its previous prominence….

  40. Loved that shot of Laurie in the press box during the game when he looked like he was thinking …what the hell happened to the dream team Joe Banner promised me when he said “we are going all in”?

  41. Nobody listens to Philly fans. Thats why they don’t win anything. They don’t deserve it. They’d boo their own children if they were on the field.

  42. As a Dolphin fan, we well gladly take him here. Back to back playoff years and a development of a quarterback, and they’ll throw him a parade.

  43. It’s hard to keep track of when we’re supposed to be happy about multiple playoff appearances, and when we’re supposed to be humiliated about our team not winning any Super Bowls. Good thing all the fans of the other 31 teams have no problem with telling us.

  44. It makes you long for the days of Buddy Ryan, when we suck we kick your butts when we lose and listen to you cry we’re cheap. When we’re good we made you kiss our butts and and had to listen to you cry about how many Super Bowl rings you won. Now we have an arragant organization thats the Gold Star for doing nothing but borrowing money from his family and the city and riping off contractors on the way to riping the hearts out of every fan in the Philadelphia metropolitan area……..

  45. Philly fans are more than aware of the good/the bad and the ugly when it comes to our sport teams….we also have no problem expressing it/I have been calling them bums all season long but as a fan for more years than I can count I have earned that right.

    All the others here just glad that they are having a bad year have not earned that right. Worry about how your teams are doing and your coaches…..we will take care of our Birds for better and worse….

  46. I think I speak for the rest of the NFC East in that all 3 teams would welcome the firing of Andy Reid with open arms and would be more then willing to pitch in for a plane ticket that sends him to San Diego for his interview.

  47. “it’s the Eagles players who ultimately need to take responsibility for their own actions. Until they do it doesn’t matter who the coach is.”

    Sure — and who is supposed to make them take that responsibility? Yeah, that’s right, the head coach.

    Any good manager knows that the “managing” part of the job is pretty straightforward. It’s the “leadership” part that is difficult, but is also the most important. Planning well is all fine and good, but if you can get people to buy into your vision, to really WANT to work for you, then they’ll work twice as hard, and that makes a much, much bigger difference.

    Look at Dallas last year. 1-7 under Nice Guy Wade, 5-3 under Garrett. It was the same people playing on the field! The same assistants, too. The only change was at the top.

    I’m not actually arguing for the Eagles to fire Andy, since I think that would likely make them better (and I don’t want that). Sooner or later, though, someone has to realize that the buck stops there.

  48. Before we all pile on Andy Reid, did anyone actually expect the Eagles to win today? The only way they were going to win was in a shootout because it’s become extremely obvious Juan Castillo has no idea what the hell he’s doing, and you’re not going to outscore the Patriots with Vick and Maclin out of the lineup. It was an unwinnable game.

  49. Andy Reid MUST BE FIRED .That is the only way the Eagle can get better . Teams like Pittsburgh, Green-bay made couches changes that got them over . Enough already , 13 yr of no supper bowl and deteriorating team – How many more year of mediocrity are you guys willing to take ?

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