Andy Reid is officially out as Eagles coach

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It’s been months in coming, but the Eagles finally made it official on Monday morning.

Andy Reid has been fired after 14 years as the team’s head coach. The team released a statement announcing Reid’s firing ahead of a press conference with owner Jeffrey Lurie that is scheduled for noon E.T. on Monday.

“Andy Reid won the most games of any head coach in Eagles history and he is someone I respect greatly and will remain friends with for many years to come,” Lurie said in the statement. “But, it is time for the Eagles to move in a new direction. Coach Reid leaves us with a winning tradition that we can build upon. And we are very excited about the future.”

Lurie said that the search for a new coach begins immediately. Reid is expected to start his own job search immediately as well. He’s made no secret about his hopes of landing another job for the 2013 season with most speculation centering on San Diego, where we’re waiting for the official word on Norv Turner’s ouster. He might not wind up landing anywhere when the music stops, but Monday’s announcement confirms that the Eagles are sure to have their first new coach since Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

67 responses to “Andy Reid is officially out as Eagles coach

  1. Grab a couple cheeseburgers for comfort, lick your wounds, and move on. Reid will land on his feet as good coaches tend to do.

  2. Hope Andy lands somewhere soon. I will take him down here in Jacksonville. PFT is going to be busy today with all the firings.

  3. We had the best coach in the NFL for so long, ours fans forgot. Best of luck Andy and thank you for all those winning seasons!

  4. I understand the eagles fans frustration but you gotta feel bad for Reid after all he’s been through this year (his son passing away)

  5. Thank you Andy for a great run. Best years as an organization. Time to go our separate ways but won’t be easy. There is a reason most coaches don’t last this long. Shame that you couldn’t finish the job.

  6. Giant mistake Jeff. Betcha Andy wins his second ring before you win your first ring. It sucks that most of my fellow Eagles fans are so uneduacted that they bail on their team after 2 consecutive losing seasons after 14 years. Andy, please don’t go to Dallas. It would be so hard to continue to root for you wearing that star. Ugh, I have a feeling that my Eagles are doomed to the basement of the NFC again. Now I know why so many people in the Delaware valley hate our own sports teams. We have terrible fans. Well maybe terrible is a stretch, but we’re certainly not the 12th man like Seattle.

    One of the only intelligent Philly fans left

  7. Jeff Lurie brought this on because players knew Reid had no likelyhood of coaching in Philly in 2013. Lurie would have made a better decision by cutting Andy last year. Whomever he hires had better put the fear of God in all the bums that didn’t play this year for Andy. There’s no excuse for all the Albert Haynesworth imitations on the Eagles’ defense.

  8. After watching Vick go out and throw a horrible INT on his very first pass yesterday, I have to think Reid is probably lucky to have a chance to go elsewhere.

  9. San Diego is a no-brainer for Reid since he has a lifelong passion for surfing. I could picture Reid on a surf board before I could picture him coaching the Chargers. He needs to retire and spend time with his family. The NFL has changed and so has the qualities needed for a head coach. Any team who hires him will be disappointed.

  10. Glad we don’t have to play this guy twice a year –

    signed Dallas fan.

    Of course, we do have much, MUCH BIGGER things to worry about. Great Coach here though! I’d take him over Jason Garrett anyday.

  11. Doesn’t matter who coaches the Eagles, you losers will never win a Super Bowl. Sincerely, a Giants fan.


    Yes I know you always beat us in the regular season. Kiss the rings.

  12. The Walrus should kick it for a year, hit the gym, shed 70lbs, get to know his wife again, assemble a top notch staff and head to Dallas next year because we all know how the 2013 Cowboys season is gonna end!

    Then mercilessly stick it to the Iggles for years to come. The end

  13. Anyone claiming the Eagles organization are stupid and “deserve to bottom feed” for years are rushing to judgment and piling on Philadelphia. For years this organization has been known to cut bait with coaches and players at the right time, and he team gave Reid two years to fix the problems that have never been truly addressed since Jim Johnson died. Andy Reid is still great at player evaluation, QB development, and managing his coaches/ players on a personal level. He has horrific time management skills, can’t adjust mid-game to another team’s weaknesses, and makes terrible decisions when it comes to challenges. He’ll be fine somewhere else with a new start, and I appreciated everything he did as a coach for Philly.

  14. I am really in no position to tell this man what to do, but it looks like he needs a year off to get himself back together. It was tough seeing him look so distant all year.

  15. I can only imagine what it was like helplessly watching your son self-destruct and die before your eyes. As a Panther fan and father, I admire him. I know it had to be rough going through that in Philly, where the fans are the most insensitive and obnoxious in the NFL. I wish him well, and I know the players will begin the process of distancing themselves from him, when they were the problem. SDiego would be lucky to have him.

  16. Just saw that Gruden is making himself available and will most likely start interviewing soon. I expect him to end up in San Diego or Philly.

  17. Respect for Big Red from this Giants fan. Those Eagles fans who are idiotically bashing this guy need to go out and buy a clue. He was the winningest coach in your teams’ history and had them contending in just about every season. You got your wish. Maybe you’ll regret it.

  18. This guy was good in the beginning thanks to Jim Johnson. He is probably in the top 5 of all time overrated NFL coaches. In game management was a disaster, 10-9 in the post season, 1 SB appearance and loss, which he probably cost them due to poor clock management, and although there were several Conf championship games, he only won one and lost 3 others that he should have easily won. Guy was constantly out coached by anyone with an NFL pedigree. Although a national media darling and lots of buddies in the coaching world continually sing his praises, this guy is a fraud and will be a huge bust wherever he goes.

  19. Some team is going to get a real good coach even though it may have been time for a new Philly coach !!

    Say what you want but, Reid is good coach!!!!

  20. As someone who is not an Eagles fan, I can say that outside of Philly a lot of fans think Reid is a great coach. I’m not saying Eagles fans are wrong, but it will be interesting to see if the next coach can match his success.

  21. Thank you Coach Reid for all that you have done. Before you became the coach, Eagles fans had suffered through season after season of mediocrity with an occasional playoff appearance. Good luck going forward . Go Eagles!

  22. Love Reid and all he’s done for this Franchise. I can get a little bitter toward him during the season when expectations are high, but now that it’s over, it”s impossible not to appreciate how much he’s accomplished over his tenure here.

    I am happy about the move though. Not that I think a new coach can swing in here and fix all of the Eagles’ problems over night, but it is time for a change. Things have gotten stale with him here, and over the last few years the team has only gotten worse. It’s time for Reid and the Eagles to have a fresh start, whether success comes quickly or not.

    Good or bad, it will at least be interesting as an Eagles fan to see the direction the team goes from here, and it will be nice to follow Reid as a fan, as I’m sure he’ll land elsewhere and continue to do great things.

  23. Nothing but love for Andy but it’s time. 14 years is several lifetimes for an NFL coach. The players stopped responding, the coaching staff in shambles – it’s time.

  24. It was time to go. Trust me when I tell you that we Philly fans are enormously thankful for the success that Andy brought us. There was a run there from about ’01-’10 where Andy was the second winningest head coach in the NFL behind Belicheat. Yes, we are incredibly disappointed that despite all that success, 5 NFC championship games, guessing around 9 or 10 division championships, and a nice winning percentage, that he wasn’t able to bring us our first Lombardi. He built an attitude of success here that hadn’t been experienced for that long a time in well, ever, so yes, were entirely appreciative but it was time to go. Big Red tried way too hard to be an innovator and, more times than not, it backfired. He will land somewhere where they only win 5-8 games a year and turn them into a viable team, but I just don’t think he knows enough about Sunday to win that beautiful silver trophy. Here’s wishing the Walrus thanks for what he brought us and good luck wherever he lands(unless its Dallas).

  25. If you are in a management capacity at ANY company/ firm etc. it is your job to:

    1. Identify systemic problems
    2. Evaluate personnel
    3. Resolve systemic issues and personnel issues
    4. Show measured / palpable progress at your annual evaluation

    Reid was failed MISERABLY and would receive a POOR evaluation, based on his Job Performance:

    1. The Offensive line has been HORRID for YEARS, with no glimpse of improvement.
    2. The Defense has equally been horrible. So, instead of bringing in a seasoned, experienced coach to improve the defense, Reid brought in a coach that had NEVER coached defense !
    3. Offensive line and Defensive issues were not resolved and are still ongoing.

    Minus all the sentimental reasons why fans may still support Reid, he did not meet the obligations of the job / fulfill his Job Description.

    Therefore he deserved to be fired due to the inability to meet the requirements of the job…..PERIOD !

  26. Goodbye Andy… While many will rave on your record, I suggest you were only good as your supporting cast i.e. Jim Johnson, McNabb, etc.. The Eagles were easy to figure out, and one-dimensional. Please hire a defensive-minded coach and coach ONLY!!!

  27. One Super Bowl in 14 years, and people think the Iggles are gonna miss this guy????

    And countless playoffs. Didn’t win the big one but at the end of the day I enjoyed the ride and of good memories from it. That’s all that matters in the end, it’s sports, it’s entertainment, it doesn’t change your life unless you’re involved in it on the non-fan level.

  28. Ahh, the days of respectability and model franchise will now be replaced with “NFL Door Mat”…yep, time to get back to the Philadelphia Eagle’s roots! You must be a fan of the Eagles for 40 or more years to understand the above statement.

  29. The coach killer strikes again.

    Andy’s down fall the last 3 seasons is very much linked to him “taking in” Vick. Andy thought he could develop Vick into everything McNabb wasn’t anymore. The thing Reid refused to see was that although Vick has been said to have million dollar talent, it’s attached to 10 cents worth of software running it.

    Good luck Andy. I hope I’m wrong but I think we are going to miss you as we now miss McNabb. Although this city will be always be to stubborn & full of scorn to admit it.

  30. One playoff run since 2004 and 24-42 vs playoff teams since 1999. Nobody in Philly misses that. At all. BTW hes a good man and we all wish him the best. He should take a year off and collect his 5 million.

  31. Andy’s the most over rated coach ever. he has a 30% wining percentage against teams with a winning record. Belichick by contrast has a 60% win record. Andy is 1-4 in NFC championship games and 0-1 in the Superbowl. Sorry, we’re not going to miss him in Philly, he should have been gone 4-5 years ago. Beating up on bad teams and losing 70% of the time to good teams gets old.

  32. It’s best for everyone involved. Eventually in professional sports there comes a time when a fresh start is needed.

    Andy is a great coach and won’t be unemployed for long, give it a week max.

  33. I hope he does not land in San Diego. I do not see him fitting well with the organization or the type of football San Diego likes to play. No doubt Norv is on his way out the door, but I think that SD can do better than Reid for a replacement.

  34. Mike Zimmer should be the next head coach. Hard-nosed, physical and very knowledgable of the 4-3 defense. Great fit!

  35. oaktown49er says:
    Dec 31, 2012 10:41 AM
    As someone who is not an Eagles fan, I can say that outside of Philly a lot of fans think Reid is a great coach. I’m not saying Eagles fans are wrong, but it will be interesting to see if the next coach can match his success.


    Just remember, the national media and fans of other teams told Philly we were all stupid for wanting McNabb gone, and he would come back to beat us. He didn’t. He fizzled out like a bad fart.

    People need to suck it up and realize that Philly fans are not stupid and ignorant. They know football. We’re not saying Reid is awful or that he’s done. We’re saying that its time for him to go elsewhere, just like we said about McNabb. We have much love for Reid AND McNabb. We cheered and applauded McNabb in his first appearance as a Redskin in Philly. Philly fans can recognize, respect, and love an individual and still realize that its time for them to move onto something else.

    Ask Pat Burrell, Allen Iverson or even Brian Dawkins. Once an Eagle, ALWAYS an Eagle in our hearts unless you did something to us. We still love and appreciate them.

  36. It was time for Andy to go. He had a good run from 2000-2004, but the Eagles have been an up and down team since then. The inability to replace Jim Johnson as D-coordinator and blown draft pick after blown draft pick have doomed this team the past few years. Andy has become a Mad Scientist over the years, converting his O-Line coach to D-Coordinator and using 1st round draft picks on 27 year-old Firemen with little football experience. Those are just a few examples of his very questionable judgment.

    We Eagles fans who follow the team day in and day out, year after year know a lot more about Andy Reid than you non-Eagles fans who are criticizing us. We knew when McNabb was done, and we have known for years that Andy needed to go.

    I wish Andy luck, but I don’t see him having much success if he continues to make bizarre decisions like he did with Juan Castillo, Danny Watkins, et al. Andy made a lot of really big mistakes, and I’, glad that he was finally held accountable.

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