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Andy Reid Out As Eagles Head Coach

Per a report by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Andy Reid is out as the Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach. Rapoport said that he and Jeffrey Lurie met Friday and Reid was informed that he would be fired after today’s game against the New York Giants. Although Lurie denies these rumors, the official announcement did indeed come today:

This firing has been imminent for several weeks now, with the Eagles record now at 33-33 (.500) in Reid’s last 66 games as head coach. Over the past two seasons, he has gone 12-20, the worst two-year record during the entire 14-year tenure, with this 2012 squad yielding a record zero Pro Bowlers. Today’s 42-7 blowout loss was clearly the final straw.

Reid ends his Eagles career with a 139-97-1 record.

Early in the season, Lurie remarked that “8-8 was unacceptable”, so it would make sense that Reid’s four-win campaign was not enough to retain his job.

When asked about the rumors in today’s post-game press conference, Reid remarked, “Whatever he chooses will be the right thing. He ha€™s always done things for the best interest of the Eagles and I completely understand either way.” The two will meet at 10 am on Monday, prior to the noon day-after press conference where the firing will be formally announced.

Even though many players have supported Reid throughout this tough campaign, it is easy to see that it is time for change in Philadelphia. It has been four years since the Eagles have won a playoff game and the early death of defensive coordinator Jim Johnson sent this team into a downward spiral ever since. Reid’s inability to make better play-calling and time management decisions have left his team on the short end of one too many games, and while he’s brought some success to Philadelphia, his recent struggles necessitate a move in a different direction.

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Categories: Beat Writing, Eagles

Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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