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Andy Reid: Eagles owner hasn’t said anything about my future

Andy Reid, Jeffery Lurie AP

Before the season, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said coach Andy Reid had to improve on last year’s 8-8 record if he wanted to keep his job. On Monday night, the Eagles lost their eighth game of the season. So does that mean Reid is officially toast?

Probably. But Reid said after the game that Lurie hadn’t specifically told him that.

We haven’t talked about that,” Reid said, via CSNPhilly.com. “He’s been supportive. Obviously, he’s as competitive as anybody. He wants to win games. That’s why he’s in this business. But we really haven’t gone there.”

Reid said he’s going to keep coaching the Eagles as well as he can, for as long as he has the job.

“We’re going to keep battling,” Reid said. “I have to do a better job with that obviously by how we played here. I’m not worried about all of the other things.”

The fact that Lurie hasn’t said anything to Reid about his future suggests that Lurie is going to let Reid finish the season. But with Reid’s firing inevitable, the kinder thing to do might be to put him out of his misery now.

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39 Responses to “Andy Reid: Eagles owner hasn’t said anything about my future”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Nov 27, 2012 7:14 AM

    That’s because it’s the future … and you’re not in it.

  2. Cereal says: Nov 27, 2012 7:21 AM

    At least they were slightly competitive last night. Oh & they found Bryce Brown,,,,besides his fumble, he looks like he could be a good one

  3. dannythebisforbeast says: Nov 27, 2012 7:25 AM

    Making Reid finish the season is cruel and unusual punishment. At this rate next home game will be half empty at kickoff
    I for one simply do not care to watch one more game with this regime

  4. ratherbpickin says: Nov 27, 2012 7:29 AM

    This is as bad as it’s ever been, for any team, in the recent past. In retrospect, the Eagles have been done since they lost the Superbowl and lost control of T.O.

    Bowles is absolutely horrible. I don’t want to hear that arrogant S.O.B. say anything about it either. He has sucked since his first game. I don’t care if losing ticks him off. If you fired Juan you need to fire Bowles. Juan was better.

    I’d actually be okay with Reid for another year if We get rid of Roseman. He sucks so bad it’s pathetic. Bryce Brown is the only good pick he made last year, and he most likely did it as an afterthought. He’s your worst hire ever, Lurie.

    Morningweg sucks too, obviously. Can him and get Childress back. At least Childress used great running backs the right way. Remember Duce in his prime? Remember Westbrook and Buck. Childress developed all of them. Morningweg sucks.

  5. bobbyhoying says: Nov 27, 2012 7:39 AM

    Why try to win a game? Let KC and the Jags do that. Let all the rookies play. The vets have proven they are worthless.

  6. stevenray72 says: Nov 27, 2012 7:42 AM

    This organization is just awfull. Come on! There is no way with all the talent over the last few years and no playoff run. Not to mention zero Superbowl wins ever!! Fire Andy Reid and bring in someone that knows how to coach. Everyone knows that Jim Johnson is the real reason for the Eagles early success and that Andy along with Jeffrey Lurie were just there simply to enjoy the ride. When Jeffrey fires Andy he should immediately FIRE himself! Maby then the wins and the trophies will start happening.

  7. cwwgk says: Nov 27, 2012 7:51 AM

    My team is an East Coast division rival of the Eagles, so I’m no fan of the team. But I have significant respect for the organization, including Andy Reid. Seems like a class guy who’s teams play hard, intelligent football.

    Yet, the body language if Reid and his teams the last two years have stood in stark contrast to the previous ones. In 2011, Reid had a look of desperation and his players seemed to sense it. This year, it appears Reid has hit the wall and has nothing left to give. The team seems to be confused on the field.

    Thirteen consecutive years as a head coach is an eternity in today’s NFL. Reid seems utterly and completely spent. To say nothing of enduring a devastating personal tragedy. No parent should bury a child.

    Reid owes it to himself, his family, the organization and its fans to step down. He deserves the time to heal. I do believe he’ll come back when ready and coach again with a vengeance and great success. I just hope he does it in the AFC.

    Lurie owes it to Reid to allow the healing process to start immediately.

  8. ttommytom says: Nov 27, 2012 7:57 AM

    He’s in the business to make money. Winning is a bonus…

  9. boyshole25 says: Nov 27, 2012 8:08 AM

    Careful what you wish for Philly fans…….

  10. eagleshawksbraves says: Nov 27, 2012 8:08 AM

    Jeff isn’t firing Reid. I’ve always believed he was just talking. Only Reid will fire Reid.

  11. bleed4philly says: Nov 27, 2012 8:16 AM

    He’s not going to fire him, there will be a bowlan/shanahan type press conference at the end of the year, except this time there will be no surprises. Surprised Gruden didn’t mention he’d love to coach the eagles tonight, he usually says that about every team he covers. Interesting.

  12. eaglesw00t says: Nov 27, 2012 8:17 AM

    After his first loss in 9/98

    “I need to do a better job of putting the players in position to make plays. We’re going to have to improve on that there”

    After todays loss to take the Eagles to 3-8

    “We’re going to keep battling,” Reid said. “I have to do a better job with that obviously by how we played here”

    No change. And here we are full circle, back to 3-13

  13. wferg1121 says: Nov 27, 2012 8:26 AM

    Not an Eagles fan, but to fire this guy after all the success the Eagles has had with him is a mistake. Reid will have no problems finding another job.. He is the only coach to get high draft picks for garbage pail quarter backs. Who is out there? Gruden? He inherited Dungy’s team, and then quickly turned Tampa into garbage. There is also many accusations of him be a back stabber by the players. Cowher? First how many coaches have won a superbowl with 2 different teams? Look how long it took him to get to a Superbowl. Then if you get some college coach, or coordinator, then its a coin flip.. You don’t know what your getting.. Could go back to Kotite years. I don’t think Reid will have any problems bouncing back, but I think the Eagles will.

  14. fetchezlavache says: Nov 27, 2012 8:27 AM

    Firing Andy isn’t going to do anything to improve this team for this season. And unfortunately, the two current coordinators are equally inept. Andy created this mess through bad decisions like Castillo as DC, the wide-9 and the draft (Jaquan Jarrett and all of those fastball DEs). This is going to take a major overhaul that requires a couple of seasons. As an Eagles fan, I have no faith in Howie Roseman as GM and am concerned the team is going to wander in the desert for many years until Lurie fixes that position along with HC. Hopefully, they lose the rest of their games and Lurie comes to the realization that he needs a real football guy at GM to oversee the complete process of rebuilding.

  15. swoopthereitis says: Nov 27, 2012 8:28 AM

    Andy’s reputation within the organization and his relationship with Lurie is probably enough to get him through the season. If it isn’t, the fact that his players love him and there’s no one on the staff that is worth giving a look as a potential HC should be. Also, Andy is definitely the best guy to give the Eagles the most thorough look at Nick Foles before they do a much-need house cleaning.

  16. dynast77 says: Nov 27, 2012 8:29 AM

    “Jeffrey Lurie said coach Andy Reid had to improve on last year’s 8-8 record if he wanted to keep his job”

    Lurie did NOT say that! Please stop saying that for him!

    Lurie DID say that 8-8 wasn’t good enough, that expects more out of the team, and that they would evaluate all options after the season. That’s different than what you keep saying.

  17. eaglesfanalways says: Nov 27, 2012 8:33 AM

    How about Lurie puts the FANS out of their misery! Not really much point in firing him now, but at least Lurie can send a signal to the fans that he feels their pain.

  18. smokingto says: Nov 27, 2012 8:40 AM

    I think Andy should stay, but a few players and Morningwig need to go. We need a GOOD young QB an, O-Line, and a good solid CB.

  19. bigbluefan1 says: Nov 27, 2012 8:40 AM

    Another great day to be a Giants fan

    NFC East Champions once again

    Philly do not change a thing we love you the way you are.

  20. andrewproughcfe says: Nov 27, 2012 8:51 AM

    A recent NFL coach of a Pennsylvania team made a disastrous change to his offense in his 12th season, handing the ball to a wild gunslinger of a QB who had previously been an NFL bust.

    His team had a disastrous losing season. It was his 3rd losing season in his past 6. The locals went crazy – they could smell blood in the water. Finally, after all these years they would get their wish and the coach would be fired.

    That offseason, his team had a high draft choice, and one of the top 3 QB’s in the draft fell into that coach’s lap. That Pennsylvania NFL coach rode that new big-armed QB to a conference championship and a Super Bowl victory.

    His name was Bill Cowher.

    Andy Reid is exactly one year removed from Cowher’s career arc. Fading quickly in his 13th season with a wild gunslinger of a QB who was a previous NFL bust. And he’s about to get a high draft pick (and probably a big-armed QB) in next year’s draft. Jeffrey Lurie might want to give Art Rooney a call before handing out pink slips.

  21. macbull says: Nov 27, 2012 8:58 AM

    Hopefully Lurie will hire Joe Banner back and allow him to have full control over the Philly roster…

    …Browns fans can only hope and pray that dream, comes true.

  22. cooklynn17 says: Nov 27, 2012 9:10 AM

    Then I’ll say it for him: “You’re Fired”!!!

    One more side note to add, do you remember the Eagle fans boosting about the win against the Giants, by a field goal that was 2-feet short mind you, but a win is a win, anyways that was the last time they won a game, Fact: The Philadelphia Phillies have won a game more recently than the Eagles, sad but true.
    So you beat the Giants and how is that working out for you?

    Bad news Eagle fans, there is no Luck or RG3 in the upcoming draft so its going to be a tired, slow and painful rebuilding process and I am loving every minute of it.

    Dream Team…
    Dynasty..
    Joke…

  23. ravenmuscle says: Nov 27, 2012 9:16 AM

    Best thing for the Eagles to do is leave Reid to flap in the wind and keep losing ….thus a much higher draft pick. If you bring in a new guy now they could win a few games on the change of message….bad move since they are going nowhere this year. Keep Andy and keep losing is the best course.

  24. mojo437710 says: Nov 27, 2012 9:20 AM

    It’s over plain and simple !

  25. bobzilla1001 says: Nov 27, 2012 9:24 AM

    andrewproughcfe:
    Roethlisberger has never been a “gunslinger.” Back when Cowher coached the Steelers, his teams had a solid running game and a great defense.
    In 2004, Roethlisberger’s rookie season, the Steelers went 15-1 with Jerome Bettis and Duce Staley sharing carries. Roethlisberger threw 17 TD passes in 13 starts.
    In 2005, Willie Parker and Bettis did the heavy lifting on offense. In 2006, the Steelers finished 8-8.
    Romantizing Roethlisberger’s career might be fun, but it’s also inaccurate. He’s been an average-to-good quarterback on some teams that’s been carried by great defenses.

  26. lbijake says: Nov 27, 2012 9:26 AM

    Jeff Lurie is a classless POS. Just ask his ex-wife or his ex-right hand man Joe Banner or his ex- Director of Public Relations (or Marketing). The aforementioned Director is brother of Sean McDermott, ex Eagles coach and DC and was fired on the day he brother was coming in as DC of the Panthers for Monday night. McDermotts big local Philly family and am sure this put a damper on the night. Firing him could have waited until after the holidays.

  27. my2cents27 says: Nov 27, 2012 9:42 AM

    I hope Andy Reid lands in SD, or KC!! The Eagles won’t find anything better out there.

  28. dolphins4 says: Nov 27, 2012 9:50 AM

    I remember a couple of years ago everybody was calling for Gary Kubiak to get fired but instead the Texans went out and hired Wade Phillips to run the defense .And now they’re one of the best teams in the NFL.I think the Eagles ought to keep Andy Reid as head coach but hired a really good defensive coordinator to rebuild the defense plus hire Juan Castillo back to rebuild the offensive line.And then go get Alex Smith or Matt Flynn to be the QB and let Nick Foles learn under them.

  29. brettfavresmidget says: Nov 27, 2012 10:58 AM

    lbijake says:
    Nov 27, 2012 9:26 AM
    Jeff Lurie is a classless POS. Just ask his ex-wife or his ex-right hand man Joe Banner or his ex- Director of Public Relations (or Marketing). The aforementioned Director is brother of Sean McDermott, ex Eagles coach and DC and was fired on the day he brother was coming in as DC of the Panthers for Monday night. McDermotts big local Philly family and am sure this put a damper on the night. Firing him could have waited until after the holidays.
    ___________________________________

    I think it was nice of Jeffrey to do it when he had family in town to help him pack up his stuff and move to whereever his next gig is.

  30. thelastpieceofcheese says: Nov 27, 2012 11:09 AM

    Not having a franchise quarterback will make any coach look like a bum!

  31. erdessy says: Nov 27, 2012 11:35 AM

    dynast77 says:
    Nov 27, 2012 8:29 AM
    “Jeffrey Lurie said coach Andy Reid had to improve on last year’s 8-8 record if he wanted to keep his job”

    Lurie did NOT say that! Please stop saying that for him!

    Lurie DID say that 8-8 wasn’t good enough, that expects more out of the team, and that they would evaluate all options after the season. That’s different than what you keep saying.

    dynast77; He DID say that. The exact question asked by reporter Jeff McLane earlier this year was “Is 8-8 good enough for Andy to return”. That was the exact question (look it up). Luire replied, “No, it is not”.

    The question was not “Is 8-8 good enough” it was “It is 8-8 good enough for Andy to keep his job”. So the article is right.

    You are right that Lurie said he would evaluate the team at the end of the season. But the decision on Reid is a made. If Andy could have finished 9-7, then he’d wait until the end of the season to make a decision, but now with 8-8 being the best, the decision is made (although he might wait until the end of the season to announce it).

  32. tbd3 says: Nov 27, 2012 11:55 AM

    I think it kind of goes without saying, Andy.

  33. whatjusthapped says: Nov 27, 2012 11:56 AM

    Ried will be fired but that’s not even close to providing an answer to all their problems.

    I would begin with hiring a new GM and let him hand pick his next coach and QB. As for all that high price talent, let the new GM purge that bloated payroll and give it a full two years before the Eagles are competitive again.

  34. joeyb3878 says: Nov 27, 2012 12:13 PM

    Watching Bryce Brown go off last night makes Andy look even dumber for passing so much.

  35. justwannawinna says: Nov 27, 2012 12:14 PM

    Please let Andy go. Bring in Chip or Gruden or maybe someone that runs a 34 defense. Get an overhaul on that offensive line keep Peters and Heremans. And for the love of God idc if you must bring Brian Dawkins back fron retirement but he still would be playing better than those bums at safety. Let aso go, hesa bust free agaent maybe the Lions may want him. The Eagles have skill at most positions but its the general philsophy to pass twice as much as you run it that loses you games. I understand the BEST LT in football got hurt, but find a replacementvia draft. Vick is a good QB with some turnover issues but hes as good or better thab any rookie ceiling in that draft. Restructure the contract but keep Vick, not his fault his oline isnt blocking. Maybe since your oline coach qas coaching D maybe has something to do with it.
    Its andys time, i dont think a coach should out grow his stay longer than a franchise Qb that lead you to 4 NFC chipgmss

  36. reidstinks says: Nov 27, 2012 12:18 PM

    Just get it over with already

    Vick – Reid’s decision
    DJax – Reid’s decision
    Kolb – Reid’s decision
    Corky Matthews – Reid’s decision
    LBs – Reid’s decision(s)
    Nate Allen – Reid’s decision
    Getting rid of Dawk – Reid’s decision
    The list goes on and on and on….Just end this misery.

    Anyone that says Andy Reid’s entire reputation isn’t based on Jim Johnson’s genius isn’t paying attention. Without his D, the Reid led Eagles wouldn’t have been anything. Can’t wait to see how badly he fails at his next job. He’ll actually be a perfect fit for the failures that have roamed the SD Chargers sideline.

  37. joeyb3878 says: Nov 27, 2012 12:20 PM

    It’s funny how people say the Eagles won’t find anyone better yet there are plenty of other teams that have found competent head coaches over the last 13 years. Even Gruden was commented on how Andy lined up to go for the two point conversion, showing his formation, before the booth got a chance to confirm the touchdown…….. His brand of football is good from afar but far from good. Tired of Groundhog Day in Philly. At least it used to be just losing the NFC championship. Now it has turned into mediocrity at best.

  38. andyreidisthegoat says: Nov 27, 2012 12:31 PM

    This is a 5 year rebuilding project. you have very few guys that can play in the nfl on this team. maybe brown and cromartie. the rest was built up by the hype machine called the philadelphia eagles. look at the draft this year. yes boykins and curry were just sitting there later than expected because the rest of the league is dumb and wants to help you win. boykins can’t cover anyone. If i want someone who consistently returns kickoffs to the 21 yard line i’ll call brandon and curry first played last night. oh and yes demeco ryans was the answer. yes houston was just dieing to help the eagles meet their dream of a sb so they traded the great ryans to the eagles. one of the best defs in the nfl doesn’t give up on a guy that can play. he’s avg at best and his best years are behind him but the birds sold his as the messiah. stop it philly. it’s just an overrrated group of individuals to go along with an overrrated coach. guy has been avg since they went to the sb and especially after jj died. the inmates are running the asylum and it stinks to high heaven. enjoy the stank philly fan. it’s gonna be while.

  39. joeyb3878 says: Nov 27, 2012 1:25 PM

    Eagles next coach should be Stanford’s David Shaw. Has NFL experience and has done a great job replacing Harbaugh.

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