Eagles coach Andy Reid says he knows who to blame for his team’s 27-6 loss to the Cardinals: Andy Reid.
“They played better than we did, clearly better,” Reid said after the game. “They coached better, they played better, and so that’s my responsibility. I didn’t have my football team ready to play. They did, and my hats off to them. Field position, turnovers, you can’t play a good football team like that and have the turnovers that we had and not have field position. You’ve got to do a better job than that, and that again absolutely is on me. I’ve got to get my football team ready to play. I did a terrible job this week.”
In a game in which the Cardinals battered Michael Vick, Reid said that the Eagles’ pass protection, in particular, was not good enough.
“He got hit too much, and I can help out with that. That’s my responsibility there,” Reid said.
Now Reid, who entered this season knowing that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is going to fire him if the team doesn’t get better, has to do a better job. Or else he won’t have a job.