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Andy Reid wants to coach somewhere in 2013

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Andy Reid is expected to be fired as the Eagles’ head coach after Sunday’s season finale, and after an extremely difficult year it might make sense for Reid to take some time off.

But Reid doesn’t plan to do that: Reid told reporters on Friday that his plan is to be a football coach in 2013.

I want to coach,” Reid said. “That’s what I want to do.”

Reid has already been linked to San Diego, where Chargers coach Norv Turner is also widely expected to be fired next week. If the Chargers choose someone else, however, there may not be any other teams willing to offer him their head-coaching jobs just yet.

Still, at age 54, Reid doesn’t sound like a man who’s ready to call it quits. Or even like a man who wants to take a year to recharge before returning to the sidelines. Reid wants to go right on coaching, somewhere.

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  1. indyseriesnick says: Dec 29, 2012 12:12 PM

    Offensive coordinator in Minnesota????

  2. beckzhere says: Dec 29, 2012 12:13 PM

    I wouldn’t want Reid as the HC of my team. Coordinator maybe….maybe.

  3. Pat says: Dec 29, 2012 12:13 PM

    seriously? these original comments came out 4 weeks ago….there were several national articles containing them.

  4. eaglesnoles05 says: Dec 29, 2012 12:17 PM

    Unless Jon Gruden or Bill Cowher are calling to inquire about the job, you better keep this dude…

  5. rg3andthensome says: Dec 29, 2012 12:23 PM

    Just who do the Eagles think will do a better job? All you Eagles fans who used to haze the Skins….Take a look at where you are now….How does it feel to be you? Suckas.

  6. phileborn says: Dec 29, 2012 12:24 PM

    I think he should continue to coach, it seems to be what he loves to do. Eagles fans (myself included) are gonna miss him when he’s gone.

  7. francheyes says: Dec 29, 2012 12:29 PM

    @indyseriesnick

    Couldn’t agree with you more, Musgrave is boring and predictable.

  8. lfarrell2012 says: Dec 29, 2012 12:31 PM

    I cannot imagine going through what he went through with his son’s death this year after all the other drug problems throughout his life. Hard to stay focused on football, even if it is your job…

  9. eaglesnoles05 says: Dec 29, 2012 12:32 PM

    This team’s historically catastrophically horrific turnover margin is why we are even having this discussion. Reid has always made dumb moves. When we didn’t turn the ball over so much, no one cared enough to talk about firing him because we won 10+ games every year despite it.

    Reid doesn’t tell his qb’s to make bad reads. Vick did not do a good job, starting with the vikings game in 2010, of consistently avoiding putting his team in bad situations. Call that what you will, but no coach could have seen vick’s play for most of 2010 and not hitched their wagon to him. 2 years not that long to find out you are wrong and cut the cord.

    Jim Johnson dead. Andy’s son dead. And team still would’ve won the divison last year, and maybe even this year from the looks of it, without a -37 turnover margin. -37. MINUS 37. It makes me vomit just to type it.

    Objective people will agree. Of all the problems that exist on that team over the past few seasons, the turnovers being halfed even would have resulted in 2 division championships and the view that this is a young up and coming team with promise.

  10. soobster says: Dec 29, 2012 12:32 PM

    Buffalo! Save us from the Chan Gailey nightmare.

  11. dallassux says: Dec 29, 2012 12:33 PM

    rg3andthensome says:
    Dec 29, 2012 12:23 PM
    Just who do the Eagles think will do a better job? All you Eagles fans who used to haze the Skins….Take a look at where you are now….How does it feel to be you? Suckas.

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    Difference is the eagles will be back much quicker. They won’t go 20 years with only playoff win three playoff appearances. Not to mention numerous last place finishes.

  12. enrifer says: Dec 29, 2012 12:34 PM

    He should stay with the Eagles, he’s a good coach they just had a bad year

  13. therealtrenches says: Dec 29, 2012 12:42 PM

    rg3andthensome says:

    Just who do the Eagles think will do a better job? All you Eagles fans who used to haze the Skins….Take a look at where you are now….How does it feel to be you? Suckas.

    ——————————————–

    If you “take a look at where [we] are now,” it makes no sense to think that nobody else “will do a better job.” Which way do you want it, genius?

    Maybe Bruce Arians is the best candidate; he knows the media in this town and, more importantly, he worked well with a classic pocket QB this year. He’d be a good fit in Philly with Foles.

  14. brento1499 says: Dec 29, 2012 12:44 PM

    “Unless Jon Gruden or Bill Cowher are calling to inquire about the job, you better keep this dude…”

    I wouldn’t want either of those three

  15. mazblast says: Dec 29, 2012 12:44 PM

    Reid isn’t finished, but it’s time for an amicable parting with Philadelphia. A new gig may be just the thing to rejuvenate him, and a new coach may be just the thing for the Eagles and their fans.

    Still, I’d like to see him land a TV gig for a year or two before getting back into coaching. I’m sure he’d be better than 75% of the garbage “analysts” we see on these shows, especially the Fox idiots.

  16. ravenmuscle says: Dec 29, 2012 12:45 PM

    Norn Turner would be perfect for the Eagles…or Brian Billick. Or better yet…Buddy Ryan.

  17. brento1499 says: Dec 29, 2012 12:46 PM

    “Just who do the Eagles think will do a better job? All you Eagles fans who used to haze the Skins….Take a look at where you are now….How does it feel to be you? Suckas.”

    Non-Eagles fans really need to do a bit of research and realize that Reid has been a .500 coach for the better part of eight years. It’s frustrating when I see fans of other franchises chime in with their two cents when they clearly don’t know what they’re talking about

  18. mancave001 says: Dec 29, 2012 12:51 PM

    Rg3andthensome:

    “Just who do the Eagles think will do a better job? All you Eagles fans who used to haze the Skins….Take a look at where you are now….How does it feel to be you? Suckas.”
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    Try being a fan over the past 4 years, the last two in particular. Reid has done a lot for us, but it’s time. He’s made horrendous decisions over the past two years. And really, it’s funny…no one outside of Philly seems to get when someone is done. We knew with McNabb back in 2008, and you all said we were nuts. Reid is the same way.

  19. motherscratcher23 says: Dec 29, 2012 12:51 PM

    Please, for the love of God, just stay out of Cleveland. We’ve suffered enough.

  20. spunhead73 says: Dec 29, 2012 12:51 PM

    I hope he’s the Browns next coach.

  21. gmsingh says: Dec 29, 2012 12:56 PM

    Andy Reid wants to coach? High school or college?

  22. footballbrah says: Dec 29, 2012 12:56 PM

    He hired an offensive line coach to be our defensive coordinator. He went 8-8 and 4-11 in two consecutive years. His act has completely worn thin on the players and the fanbase. He’s a good coach but it’s time for a change. It would benefit both parties if Andy Reid and the Eagles went their seperate ways.

    By the way, I was 4 when Andy Reid was hired. It’s time.

  23. tndiver says: Dec 29, 2012 12:58 PM

    With all the coaches out there, I wouldn’t mind having Reid as the Brown’s HC, just not GM duties. With all the other Philly ties, I could see it happening, especially if Heckert stays.

  24. leroysbutler says: Dec 29, 2012 12:58 PM

    eaglesnoles05, your comment about -37 in turnovers is hilarious. I haven’t checked the stat line lately and can’t even believe it’s possible to be -37. My condolences.

    When the Eagles signed Vick I knew it would come back and bite them. Offensive line notwithstanding, Vick is too reckless with the ball.

    I think Reid is a good coach, not a great one. He still seems to make poor in game decisions. That being said there will be at least 5 or 6 vacancies this year where a lesser coach will be hired instead of Reid.

  25. bigdawg24 says: Dec 29, 2012 1:00 PM

    On my knees praying Andy Reid will come and coach the CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. snowpea84 says: Dec 29, 2012 1:12 PM

    San Diego would be a perfect place for him. He would have no say in who plays QB. The one thing he’s proven to be terrible at over the years is picking his starting QB. He picks guys who hold the team back. Now, instead he would make Rivers All Pro.

  27. joebloww says: Dec 29, 2012 1:14 PM

    This Giants fan hopes he stays with the Eagles.

  28. dukepatrol says: Dec 29, 2012 1:16 PM

    I would never hire Andy Reid for 2013. He lost a son, Had a lousy year, and obviously has no life. Any Normal person would take a break, take a TV job for a year, then regroup for 2014. This guy needs some psychiatric help,not a new NFL job

  29. eaglesnoles05 says: Dec 29, 2012 1:46 PM

    leroysbutler- one of my favorite ‘noles.

    Yeah, as hard as it was to type that -37, it was even harder to watch.

  30. dawkphan says: Dec 29, 2012 1:53 PM

    Well where ever Andy ends up they will do well, he did a fine job with the Eagles for many years and will be remembered fondly. That being said it is time for him to go, he has become stale and complacent in Philly. maybe a new team will reignite his passion. Good Luck Big Red, and Thanks!

  31. flyeaglefly says: Dec 29, 2012 2:00 PM

    Andy Reid is Marv Levy….withOUT more than 1 SB appearance in 14 years….please…us Eagle fans know exactly what you get with Big Red….clock mismanagement, stupid penalties, bad coaching hires, horrible talent evaluation, smallish defenses that can’t/don’t tackle, low accuracy QB’s, turnovers, and guys put in bad situations and incorrect coaching responsbilities….JUAN CASTILLO as DC…for God’s sake…what were you thinking Andy?

  32. captrtp says: Dec 29, 2012 2:26 PM

    You people are mostly idiots when it comes to football. AR is one of the best coach’s in football his record speaks for itself. He will be a head coach in no time. The Eagles must beware who are we going to get that has a better record. As a diehard football fan and an Eagles fan becareful what you wish for in a coach. AR cant help the plague of injuries the past 2 years. But for people to say hes a bad coach go check the stats before you open your mouth

  33. abninf says: Dec 29, 2012 3:03 PM

    Eagles training camp.

    Assistant strength coach/son.

    Steriods.

    Syringes.

    COVER UP

  34. jprcox says: Dec 29, 2012 3:06 PM

    I don’t understand Philly wanting this guy gone. He is a GREAT coach – one of the best. His winning over the years is better than most, and places him in the upper 20% of successful coachs.

    I could see Philly wanting a shake-up, but I think the coach isn’t the problem.

  35. normdogg says: Dec 29, 2012 3:51 PM

    mancave001 says:
    Dec 29, 2012 12:51 PM

    Try being a fan over the past 4 years, the last two in particular. Reid has done a lot for us, but it’s time. He’s made horrendous decisions over the past two years. And really, it’s funny…no one outside of Philly seems to get when someone is done. We knew with McNabb back in 2008, and you all said we were nuts. Reid is the same way.
    —————————————————-

    Boo hoo. Try being a Lions fan for your whole life.

    I’d love to see Andy Reid come to Detroit as the OC/QB coach. Matthew Stafford would flourish under his tutelage.

  36. flavordave says: Dec 29, 2012 3:58 PM

    Attention to those that keep telling me Andy is a great coach. Please define what you think is a great coach. Is it one that has been a .500 coach since 2005? The one that is going to go 4-12 this year? How bout the one that has had ONE yes ONE playoff run since 2004. YES 2004!

    Look Andy is a great guy and a good coach. We actually do love the man here in Philly but after 14 years of going through the same strategies you realize it just wont work no matte how hard you try to. Even the players arent listening to him anymore. Hes lost control of the team. They play listless.

    Andy constructed a great coaching staff when he arrived here. Jim Johnson being by far the best of them. Year by year they all left one by one and now hes left with the dreck and castaways of the NFL. Its a skeleton crew that cant get through to its own p;layers.

    Philly appreciates Andy. Its simply time for us to part with him.

  37. mancave001 says: Dec 29, 2012 4:10 PM

    jprcox:
    I don’t understand Philly wanting this guy gone. He is a GREAT coach – one of the best. His winning over the years is better than most, and places him in the upper 20% of successful coachs.

    I could see Philly wanting a shake-up, but I think the coach isn’t the problem.

    ——

    Try being here and being a fan. Philly fans always see it before anyone else…he’s done. He was done two years ago. This is like McNabb 2009 all over again, except with the opposite W-L record.

  38. thetooloftools says: Dec 29, 2012 4:16 PM

    Philly just better make sure their is someone better out there. Mike Vick was a bust.

  39. jprcox says: Dec 29, 2012 4:36 PM

    @mancave001

    I can see you guys being frustrated – and you will get a new coach. I am just saying be careful what you wish for.

    Reid has shown he is a great coach, and another team will view him has a savior. If every aspect of your team was in good shape, Reid would be better than most to lead them. You guys are giving up on a known winner for the “idea” the next coach will be good.

    In the end I think you guys are making a change for the sake of making a change. I’m not a fan of that logic.

  40. fanofevilempire says: Dec 29, 2012 4:47 PM

    he should lose some friggin weight first.

  41. andrewfbrowne says: Dec 29, 2012 5:49 PM

    I cannot think of anyone in any Philadelphia sports that a guy who gave his all to the city fans and sport he was in, was not run out of town by the fans. The absolute worst fans in the entire world.

  42. jonsilver1947 says: Dec 29, 2012 7:08 PM

    I think all the talk of “we’re getting rid of Reid” and the pros and cons thereof is hilarious…the Eagles have an OWNER, who makes these decisions…all you guys who are posting as if your opinion has anything to do with what’s gonna happen have a very warped view of the way the world works…

  43. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Dec 29, 2012 8:59 PM

    andy reid has made nothing but bad decisions for several years. jim johnson (andy’s best decision by far and a large part of the overall winning record andy is credited with) was very ill for a couple of years prior to his tragic passing. instead of making the succession early and gradual by some means which gave jim a bigger title and less work, he may have been able to keep spags as d.c. and not have been left with sean mcdermott.

    andy kept mcnabb at least one year too long, and spent the money he could have used to keep dawkins (who has yet to be replaced with even a low level nfl qualify safety) to give mcnabb a several million dollar apology for the benching in baltimore.

    andy also misevaluated kolb drastically; and then failed to make a dent in the lack of game awareness and quarterbacking skills of mike vick. he also failed to alter his game plan to fit the needs of the game, or his talent. he will throw 55 to 60 passes with a rookie quarterback behind a high school line and force his best player to be a blitz picker-upper. when andy arrived, he was on the front edge of the curve in offensive football. now, the wave has passed him. he is not fast on his feet in a game situation and doesn’t make the adjustments on the fly. witness the slowmotion drive when trailing by two scores in the super bowl.

    finally, this guy has spent the last two years in a desperation throw to regain his golden touch. he hired a d-line coach before hiring a coordinator with no bona fides who would be overrun by the line coach; he hired an o line coach who got rid of all the o line depth the eagles had been blessed with for the last ten years. count the number of former eagle o linemen starting in the league and compare them with howard mudd’s group. if you exclude peters and herremanns (the holdovers) you will see the reason the eagle quarterbacks were unable to run the pass game andy stuck with despite all the reasons to change plans and run the ball.

    he survived the passing of his son in a way none of us can imagine; taking off a day and a half and going back to work. he has worked 14 hour days ever since, with absolutely no success. now, prior to even losing his job, and now it seems he has bob lamonte out planting stories. to me this indicates he has gone over the cliff. good luck to andy and the chargers. but i would have thought a classy guy would wait for the husband to pass before courting the widow.

  44. larrydavid7000 says: Dec 30, 2012 6:33 AM

    Andy take a year off you need some time.Don’t rush into something that might not work. just saying.

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