Posts Tagged ‘Jim Johnson’

Failure To Replace Key Personnel Led To Andy Reid’s Downfall

Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie at press conference announcing the firing of Andy ReidThe reality of the situation still hasn’t set in.

Truth is, it’ll probably be months before this one exits the realm of surreality. The realization that, after fourteen years, Andy Reid will not be standing on the Eagles sideline is one that will come slowly for fans.  For me, it probably won’t truly set in until 2013′s season opener. Sure, we’ll see the press conference announcing the new head coach, we’ll see the draft and we’ll see him during training camp. But it’ll take a regular season game for it to feel like an actuality.

Fourteen years is a longtime. In the sports world, it’s practically a lifetime.

While many are already looking ahead, speculating on who will man the helm next, I think Reid’s tenure in Philadelphia …

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Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid Fired

End of an Era: Andy Reid is fired as Philadelphia Eagles Head CoachIt’s finally official according to The man who led the Philadelphia Eagles to 1 Super Bowl and 5 NFC Championships has been let go by Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie. A lot will be said (and has already been said) about the head coaching tenure of Andy Reid. One thing is not in doubt and that’s Andy Reid as of right now is the greatest head coach in the history of the franchise. He will be remembered for many things…some positive & some negative.

The positive things is he brought in a franchise quarterback in Donovan McNabb and led the team to 5 Championship games. He brought in quite possibly the best Defensive Coordinator the city will ever see (and defensive mind over Buddy …

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They Don’t Know Reid Like We Do…

Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick & Head Coach Andy ReidAs we watch the results from another contentious presidential election day in America, there is one thing that we as Philadelphia sports fans can agree on…if a vote was taken today to oust Andy Reid as head coach of the Eagles, he would be dethroned in a historic landslide. However, and unconscionably, if a vote was taken on a national level to remove Andy as skipper, I think we can all agree that the results would be the opposite case, by far. This is a fascinating and, for fans like myself, inexplicable dynamic of this Eagles team that is almost impossible to justify.

The national love for Andy Reid was most evident in the waning minutes of Monday night’s debacle.  As the Eagles sleepwalked their way …

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Eagles at Saints:’s Staff Predictions!

Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick Will Lead His Team into the New Orleans SuperdomeTonight the Philadelphia Eagles will play the Drew Brees‘ led New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. Both teams are in need of a win as the Eagles are 3-4 and the Saints are 2-5. The Eagles struggles have been well covered on this website and the Saints defense is one of the worst in the NFL this season.

Derek Sabato:

I don’t see a scenario in which the Eagles win this game. I’ve played it out in my head all week and not one of them resulted in a thought process leading to them winning. Michael Vick needs to light up the atrocious Saints defense to have some sort of shot …

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Week 8: Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles at Waterloo

Eagles Head Coach Andy ReidThe Philadelphia Eagles emerge from the bye week with a 3-3 record on the heels of the figurative sacrifice of the oft criticized and frequently over matched “offensive-line coach turned defensive coordinator” Juan Castillo. Although most around the league (and fan base) knew the Castillo experiment was destined for failure, it regrettably took Andrew Reid and the rest of the Eagles brain trust 22 games to reach that conclusion – a frightening realization. However, despite the maddening mediocrity that has dominated the narrative of the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles – there still is reason to believe that the next 10 games may prove successful – and the requisite success needed to save Michael Vick and Reid’s jobs in Philadelphia may still be attainable. Many will say that the Eagles are one defensive stop …

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