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Report: Andy Reid to remain Eagles coach, this week

Andy Reid, Ron Rivera AP

As much as it seems a sad thing to chase, it’s also a question that has to be asked weekly, if not daily in Philadelphia.

Thus, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Eagles coach Andy Reid will, in fact, retain that title for another week and coach Sunday night against the Cowboys.

If Reid hasn’t been fired prior to this week, and won’t be after an embarrassing loss to an equally playing-out-the-string Panthers team, there’s no reason to think he will before the end of the season.

Then again, the Eagles are on a roll of Survivor-style weekly firings, so the asking of the question is valid. It’s just an unseemly way to go out for a coach who handled things with class for so long.

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18 Responses to “Report: Andy Reid to remain Eagles coach, this week”
  1. ravenmuscle says: Nov 27, 2012 11:23 AM

    Andy has proven that his way needs to hit the highway.

    He has the emotional demeanor of a rock….a rock with a mustache.

  2. realitypolice says: Nov 27, 2012 11:25 AM

    He created this mess, he deserves to live with it through the end of the season.

    He got plenty of accolades and credit and tons of cash when he was winning, and he can certainly be expected to ride out the bad times as well.

    There is no conceivable benefit to the Eagles winning any more games this year anyway. They are better off keeping that win total right where it is.

  3. sterilizecromartie says: Nov 27, 2012 11:30 AM

    The Eagles have to put him out of his misery. He has been a good coach for the franchise for so long. Now he is getting booed at home and torn apart in the Philly media. What a terrible way to go out. Are they really going to let this play out for another 5 weeks?

  4. johnabis says: Nov 27, 2012 11:39 AM

    Good, he deserves to at least coach for the rest of the season. you can’t blame him for not giving it his all. He took what, 3 entire days off of training camp for the death of his son. Eagle’s fan’s forget he is the most successful coach in franchise history.

    As far as the local media hating him and the national media loving him, there’s a reason why the local guys stay local and the national guys are national.

  5. autoriot says: Nov 27, 2012 12:01 PM

    As an Eagles fan, I appreciate your coverage of this situation Florio, so thank you.

    That having been said…I have watched every single snap of this season and I am still unable to pinpoint the problem. Like most, I originally thought it was all on Vick, turning the ball over two or three times a game and was calling for him to be benched in favor of a rookie that looked great in the preseason. Then I thought it was Castillio and blamed the fact that a former O-line coach was coaching our defense, and the calls were just bad. Then I blamed Andy not utilizing LeSean McCoy enough and making typical bad calls at the wrong time. Then I blamed our horrible offensive line for letting Vick get creamed.

    I have finally realized that because I can’t pinpoint a single cause to the problems for this Eagles team, it has to be the team as a whole, and that they just aren’t that good.

    The last two games weren’t lost because of bad coaching. They were lost because of bad players making poor decisions. Whether it be them turning the ball over or getting flagged for a penalty.

    People like to say that the onus of players making those kinds of mistakes falls on the Head Coach. I don’t know if that is very accurate or not. Andy Reid, so far as I can tell, made the right calls all game and the players just couldn’t execute the gameplan. Did he put those players in the game? Yes, but mostly because that is all this team has to work with, rookies and bad players. How many teams have nearly an entire starting offensive roster comprised of nothing but rookies? I can’t think of anyone close to the Eagles.

    I originally wanted the Eagles to get rid of Andy and his whole staff and start over with a clean slate. Now, I really don’t know if that will fix this problem. I think Andy is a great football coach. I am not sure anyone could coach this team into playing better than they are right now. All of these players seem to be playing for themselves and not for each other or the city they represent. There appears to be a “losing” culture now established in that locker room and no leader in sight to help right the ship.

  6. rajbais says: Nov 27, 2012 12:24 PM

    It looks like the Three Stooges run the Philadelphia Eagles. However, it’s not No, Harry, and Curly. It’s Jeff, Howie, and Andy.

    I say this about them because they only do things that are wrong. Jeff fired has fired the wrong guys, Howie drafted the wrong players, and Andy has hired and fired the wrong coaches.

    It also seems to me as if the Three Stooges also run Sunday night football. They happen to be Fred Gaudelli, Drew Esocoff, and Dick Ebersol’s successor. I am not mean-spirited when I say this because I am telling something that is truthful.

    They had all this time to get the good match ups for the viewing public, but they give us one team with two crappy quarterbacks and another team with an overrated one??

    Face it Nick Foles is a bad player because if he were good he would’ve been on the field way before Michael Vick got injured. I have never seen a rookie that actually is underperforming versus his peers to be given such high praise. Joe Webb was a better player as a rookie for the Vikings than Nick Foles is for Philly. We have to watch the quarterback that is terrible with short area throws and turns the ball over more than he should???

    Andy had no choice but to play the best players on his roster because there is no depth in Philadelphia And for him to not play next earlier is a sign that he is not that good. Andy has been a bad job this year, but he does not miss all the obvious things.

    If there is no depth on at every other position and the best of the team’s crappy depth chart happen to be playing Foles would’ve played sooner.

    Philadelphia needs to start over. They need a new general manager, head coach, And quarterback. The Sunday night game is not worth watching and The same can be said for the rest of the Philadelphia Eagles’ season.

  7. rajbais says: Nov 27, 2012 12:30 PM

    I thought that the whole viewing experience was better than going to the live game. Well, the home viewing experience is probably not that good if the Philadelphia Eagles are playing.

    People are correct when they say that “parity makes knowing who is the best and worst confusing”, But if they cared a little bit less about the win-loss records and more about the overall state of the team the Philadelphia Eagles Would be considered the worst team in football. The Eagles are the worst team in football because they do not look competitive and they look like the most beatable in the NFL.

    If I saw the Kansas City Chiefs with one win go to Philadelphia I think that they would beat Philly by a huge margin because Jamaal Charles would run the heck out of the football over them!!!

  8. redrifle14 says: Nov 27, 2012 12:33 PM

    Yes Reid’s team has sucked badly this yr. However the man made a bad franchise relevent again, and I think the local media should show the guy some gratitude. As soon as Andy leaves, the team will revert back to being as relevent as the Cleveland Browns.

  9. nickpiccone says: Nov 27, 2012 12:40 PM

    Unless you follow the Eagles in Philly, you’ll never understand. The team constantly berates their own media and fans, which is why the tide has turned the other way with the media and fans berating them. They brought it on themselves from years of dickishness.

  10. brintfatre says: Nov 27, 2012 12:42 PM

    He’ll be coaching the Jets next season.

  11. sterilizecromartie says: Nov 27, 2012 12:45 PM

    johnabis says:
    Nov 27, 2012 11:39 AM
    Good, he deserves to at least coach for the rest of the season. you can’t blame him for not giving it his all. He took what, 3 entire days off of training camp for the death of his son. Eagle’s fan’s forget he is the most successful coach in franchise history.

    As far as the local media hating him and the national media loving him, there’s a reason why the local guys stay local and the national guys are national.
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    The national media loves him because Reid coddles them and sucks up to them. All he does for the local media is answer their questions with “uh, yeah, I gotta do a better job.” He needs to go. Do it now before whatever good name he has left is diminished forever.

    And you can’t bring up the death of his son. That is neither here nor there.

  12. mmsierra says: Nov 27, 2012 1:16 PM

    Why not keep him for the rest of the year ???
    Then, start looking in the off season

    Sometimes, you plug in an assistant coach (usually your best) but if he is’t chosen to be the Head coach, he leaves

    The year is over
    Why not stick with Andy Reid
    And ask the Personnel dept to start looking at QBs in the draft

    Joe Football ???

  13. bobonmycob says: Nov 27, 2012 1:17 PM

    nickpiccone says:Nov 27, 2012 12:40 PM

    Unless you follow the Eagles in Philly, you’ll never understand. The team constantly berates their own media and fans, which is why the tide has turned the other way with the media and fans berating them. They brought it on themselves from years of dickishness.

    You sir have no clue what you are talking about. Your like a child that starts asking questions during the middle of a movie. You obviously are not a fan and you sure don’t follow Philly so professor clueless where did all this knowledge and education about the city of Philly come from? Ask ANY player in the NFL and they will tell you that Philly and its fans are the most passionate, hardcore, sports loving city out of ANY. Most of you dont follow religion and are godless and yet care that the fans pelted Santa with snowballs LOL. Haters are going to hate and contradict themselves like tools.

  14. tvguy22 says: Nov 27, 2012 1:29 PM

    I’m looking forward to a long-overdue news conference in the NovaCare Complex in the early afternoon of Monday, December 31.

    And of course, Andy won’t have any timeouts left to delay it.

  15. ncs115 says: Nov 27, 2012 1:33 PM

    I am a long time Eagles fan here. I bleed green! Unfortunately we are witnessing the worst Eagles team I have ever seen. I’m 32! They have absolutely no talent on this team and it’s a joke that people felt this was a Super Bowl contender. They were one of the worst teams in football last year and by winning those 4 meaningless games to end the season, now we have to face RG3 twice a year instead of having him picking apart defenses in our pocket. Now we had to sit through another awful Eagles season because Jeffy boy doesn’t have the guts to make a decision. 2004 was a long time ago…..I miss having a quality playoff team.

  16. smokingto says: Nov 27, 2012 1:59 PM

    You spoiled baby’s need to shut up and support this team, I believe Andy will turn this around. If Jeffery L. is smart and I believe he is Andy will retain his job and get this eagle soaring again. We’ve all been spoiled by winning seasons for so long, you forget about those bad years. the man just lost his son, I think he is entilted to a redo next year!!!

  17. rcali says: Nov 27, 2012 2:46 PM

    Michael Vick = Coach Killa

  18. steelerben says: Nov 27, 2012 2:57 PM

    Firing Castillo when the defense was the only part of the team working wasn’t the solution.

    Benching Vick and going to Foles wasn’t the solution.

    The problems are that the secondary doesn’t understand how their schemes should work, the offensive line is cobbled together out of people off the street at this point, the playcalling is predictable, and the team doesn’t have any heart.

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