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Andy Reid confident the Eagles will be better

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After a month of silence, Eagles coach Andy Reid met the media on Tuesday and said he’s confident that the 2012 version of the Eagles will be better than the 2011 version.

And Reid said that included questioning himself about why last year’s “Dream Team” ended up being a .500 team.

Why did we end up being 8-8, and why did we start off 1-4? Why did that take place? What can I do different during the new rules of training camp? [I examined] all those things,” Reid said.

Reid emphasized that “8-8 is not good enough,” and he said he expects to be contending for a title in the coming season.

“I’m not a very patient person when it comes to winning,” Reid said. “That’s why we’re in this business. We want to win every game. There’s no more pressure than there has been. That’s why we do this. We do it to bring a championship to the city of Philadelphia, to get the ring. That’s why players play and coaches coach.”

If the Eagles aren’t better than 8-8 in 2012, Reid probably won’t coach any longer.

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34 Responses to “Andy Reid confident the Eagles will be better”
  1. phillyphever says: Feb 1, 2012 7:05 AM

    Looking at the teams they have to play next year, I got a feeling Reid and the rest of the dead weight will look for employment somewhere else in 2013.

  2. rgb2425 says: Feb 1, 2012 7:07 AM

    “If the Eagles aren’t better than 8-8 in 2012, Reid probably won’t coach any longer.”

    Really? Did he say that?

  3. kevsright says: Feb 1, 2012 7:07 AM

    Andy Reid confident the Eagles will be better

    WHY??
    Is Andy taking his failed coaching philosophy elsewhere?
    Are we getting rid of Bad Newz Vick?? :mrgreen:

  4. dd393 says: Feb 1, 2012 7:27 AM

    The dream lives on…

  5. sjoyner59 says: Feb 1, 2012 7:27 AM

    Here is A great idea,play namni and rogers crommarte man to man instead of zone….that’s why you go get good corners.Draft a stud linebacker in the 1st round,the last time we did that was Jerry Robinson in 1979 out of UCLA

  6. ham1 says: Feb 1, 2012 7:27 AM

    Better or not there is no SB win on the horizon. Flap flap flap. blah blah blah. Just like every year when they are eliminated. More excuses, justifications, lame comparisons and flat out fantasy. Good luck with that.

  7. bobbyhoying says: Feb 1, 2012 7:33 AM

    I think it makes him sick to his stomach the Birds were 5 – 1 in their own division, still failed to make the playoffs, and a team they’re very competitive with is in the Super Bowl. Has a team ever played so well in its own division, had the best record and not won it? What a goofy year. I think Andy will be correct.

  8. nfl fan says: Feb 1, 2012 7:37 AM

    …and Eagles Fans think they’re going 12-4 every year. So what?

  9. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Feb 1, 2012 7:37 AM

    if this is really the case perhaps the headline should have read…”eagles plan on cutting vick and going after a qb in fa”

  10. elwaysbrain says: Feb 1, 2012 7:44 AM

    How could they possibly be any worse…

  11. nogoodell says: Feb 1, 2012 7:49 AM

    Insanity

  12. wawa33 says: Feb 1, 2012 7:52 AM

    If not, Andy promises to eat his hat and many sausages.

  13. sj39 says: Feb 1, 2012 7:57 AM

    Not as long as they have the dog killer.

  14. halfie6 says: Feb 1, 2012 8:03 AM

    bobbyhoying says:
    Feb 1, 2012 7:33 AM Has a team ever played so well in its own division, had the best record and not won it?

    ——————————————–

    Nope, it’s never never ever happened! (Well, unless you go allllll the way back to last season’s Raiders).

  15. firethewalrus says: Feb 1, 2012 8:11 AM

    Eagles fans confident Reid will ruin yet another season!

    Fire The Walrus

  16. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 1, 2012 8:28 AM

    They’ll finish behind us and Dallas again next year. And he will still be back. The Eagles try so hard to copy the model franchises when it comes to stability at head coach, instead of realizing this guy won’t ever get it done.

  17. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 1, 2012 8:30 AM

    elwaysbrain says:
    Feb 1, 2012 7:44 AM
    How could they possibly be any worse…

    8 1 i Rate This

    ———–

    They could have been 5-11, which looked very real for a while, except for a couple of opponents lying down for them late in the season.

  18. tigrrrr says: Feb 1, 2012 8:32 AM

    The new and better dream team 2012!
    Same players…same coaches….same result!!

  19. jagerbmb says: Feb 1, 2012 8:33 AM

    Dream Team

  20. cleverbob says: Feb 1, 2012 8:47 AM

    nfl fan says:
    Feb 1, 2012 7:37 AM

    …and Eagles Fans think they’re going 12-4 every year. So what?
    =====================================

    Many NFL fans incorrectly believe that their team is going to be really good from April through September…

  21. gavriloprincip33 says: Feb 1, 2012 9:23 AM

    As a Cowgirls fan, I have had plenty of opportunity to observe the Walrus and I think he has put together a pretty solid body of work in the NFL…

    I just wonder if it might be time for a change in Philly?

  22. weepingjebus says: Feb 1, 2012 9:34 AM

    They’re helmed by a dead-eyed automaton that killed dogs with his bare hands. Nobody is going to put it on the line for that guy. It probably feels 10 degrees colder just standing next to him.

  23. blackstonevalleykettlebells says: Feb 1, 2012 9:46 AM

    Andy instead of spending 20 hours a day trying to make the Eagles better, why don’t you do spend time with your family and help heal your gun toting junkie sons?

  24. sbaltimore says: Feb 1, 2012 9:53 AM

    Andy Reid = Over rated. Way over rated.

    (And unfortunately, the Ravens now have his arrogant, incompetent protege — John Harbaugh — another choke artist who’s in way over his head and is clueless when it comes to hiring/keeping assistant coaches. Yeah…Andy taught him well. They both ought to be unemployed.)

  25. baldingerspinky says: Feb 1, 2012 10:16 AM

    Seriously? The eagles would beat the packers if they dropped so many passes against them an they definitely woulda beat the niners with bad calls and lucky plays. If they played the giants tomorrow they’d beat them. Love the giants fans that are talking out their hineys. Congrats your in the superbowl. Luck had as much to do with that as it does with someone winning the lottery.

  26. captainwisdom8888 says: Feb 1, 2012 10:46 AM

    We clearly have the offense to put up numbers. JUST get the defense ironed out. we let up 30 points too many times

  27. drshakedown74 says: Feb 1, 2012 11:04 AM

    I love vaguery

  28. lbdpatch says: Feb 1, 2012 11:04 AM

    Get off the dog thing. Christ you all are going to vote a murderer into the hall of fame(52)Eagles had a bad year. Reid Is right Eagles will have a better year In 2012 with a full training camp and OTA’s that we didn’t have last year. Also remember they shut the Superbowl Giants down and spanked the cowgirls ass twice this year. Lets have this conversation next January.

  29. deathmonkey41 says: Feb 1, 2012 11:12 AM

    bobbyhoying says:
    Feb 1, 2012 7:33 AM
    I think it makes him sick to his stomach the Birds were 5 – 1 in their own division

    I think it was probably more a result of having 5 cheesesteaks for breakfast than the division record.

  30. turnandcoughlin says: Feb 1, 2012 11:42 AM

    Typical responses from Eagle fans:

    baldingerspinky says: Feb 1, 2012 10:16 AM

    Seriously? The eagles would beat the packers if they dropped so many passes against them an they definitely woulda beat the niners with bad calls and lucky plays. If they played the giants tomorrow they’d beat them. Love the giants fans that are talking out their hineys. Congrats your in the superbowl. Luck had as much to do with that as it does with someone winning the lottery.

    Amazing that the Giants have won the lottery 3 times already on their way to possibly 4. The Eagles? Not so lucky.

    lbdpatch says: Feb 1, 2012 11:04 AM

    Get off the dog thing. Christ you all are going to vote a murderer into the hall of fame(52)Eagles had a bad year. Reid Is right Eagles will have a better year In 2012 with a full training camp and OTA’s that we didn’t have last year. Also remember they shut the Superbowl Giants down and spanked the cowgirls ass twice this year. Lets have this conversation next January.

    Isn’t that the same thing you said last January?

  31. 4evrnyt says: Feb 1, 2012 11:50 AM

    What’s he supposed to say, he thinks they’ll have a drop off next year, or maybe you’re expecting him to say that it’ll be status quo…

    In other news, my cat’s breath smells like cat food.

  32. ermur22 says: Feb 1, 2012 12:25 PM

    Let’s go Giants! That is how a REAL Organization works….2 SB in 4 yrs I love how all the haters say it is just luck and Eli isn’t gods enough. They are all gonna eat their words come Sun.
    Eli > Brady
    Eli > Peyton

  33. bleedgreen11 says: Feb 1, 2012 3:19 PM

    He finally took Lurie’s advice to embrace the media and the fans, let’s see how this fares for coming season.

  34. oldbyrd says: Feb 2, 2012 9:02 AM

    sojoyner 59….you got it right dude. This is why Reid is a failure at getting us to the Big Dance…Failed and stubborn philosphy. By what stretch of the imagination did he think Casey Mattress was a starting MLB in profootball.? Another 5′-9″ 7th round pick and another 7th rounder on the other side. Plus as sojoyner said playing the best dbacks in football out of position. Drafting a medicore 27 year old fireman ist round. Passing on Pieere Paul and moving up to take Brandon. This kind on management is terrible. Not to mention, thinking Juan is a Def. Coord. Tired of the Laurel and Hardy show. Laurie and Reid.

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