The Eagles play their last home game of the season on Sunday and it will likely be Andy Reid’s final home game as the team’s head coach.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anyone suggest otherwise, although one of Reid’s players is still trying to make the case for him to stick around. Running back LeSean McCoy said Thursday that the players on the team “know how good a coach he really is” and that he’s taking too much of the blame for the failure of the players.
“If you sat here and tried to name 5 to 8 coaches that’s better than coach Reid, I would like to hear it,” McCoy said, via the Philadelphia Daily News. “Coach Reid’s a good coach. He gets blamed for everything. Sometimes you break down the film, break down the plays and the mistakes, how do you fault the coach for that?”
You fault the coach for that because that’s the nature of the beast. The coach is responsible for putting the players on the field, so their success or failure is going to determine the fate of the coach. The Eagles have failed far too often this season and are too far removed from the best days of Reid’s tenure to make a compelling case that Reid’s done a good enough job to warrant another look.
That doesn’t mean Reid can’t coach. His record speaks for itself, but he wouldn’t be the first good coach fired by a team for failing to win and he won’t be the last.