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.