Should Philadelphia Eagles Coach Reid Stay or Go?

Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid is under fire for his team's play this year. Could this be the end of his tenure?

Should he stay or should he go?

With the Philadelphia Eagles playing at 3-6 and on a five-game losing streak, is Coach Andy Reid a goner after the season ends?

Probably. But maybe not.

There's talk that owner Jeff Lurie could call Reid back into action for his 15th year next year, even though the owner stated at the end of last year that the team needed significant progress and improvement from its 8-8 record last year.

After all, Reid went into the season facing the death of his son Garrett during the preseason at training camp at Lehigh University.

Also, Reid has one final year remaining on his contract, so Lurie could cut the coach some slack and let him play out his hand.

That, of course, would come at the expense of the fans, who are calling for Reid's ouster.

Granted, it's been a tough two years, but Reid will go down as the greatest coach in franchise history. He's taken this team to levels never reached before.

The offensive line was devastated by injuries and now quarterback Michael Vick is out with a concussion.

Maybe Reid can show that he can develop rookie Nick Foles into a star with the remaining games this year, including one Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

Most fans are hopeful about Foles and that might keep them hanging in there for another bad season.

It's obvious that big changes are needed. The offensive line and defense need an overhaul.

Sometimes, like baseball, managers are allowed to come back if they get rid of all of their coaches.

Would that be offered to Reid?

Lurie is loyal, but maybe only to a point. He could be driven out of town if he keeps Reid next year and he won't be held as a man of his word after his speech last year.

If the Birds continue to flop, Reid should be a goner. But stranger things have happened.

So maybe Reid gets a mulligan this year. Maybe he comes back to coach.

It will be interesting to see how this season plays out.

marty smith November 18, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Andy Reid; Turn in your play-book or is that doodling??? Michael Vick; You are a Pet-ophile.....
cast4 November 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM
One more game closer to the walrus's departure.
Judith E. Levy November 27, 2012 at 04:49 PM
You have to ask????
Joe Sommers December 01, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Andy has been here fourteen years for ONE REASON. He has made Jeff Lurie a very rich man. Fans often forget that football is a business FIRST. If we the fans pushed back and didnt buy Iggles tickets and didnt buy their Jerseys , trinkets and trash Andy might have been gone long ago. But since we are the best fans in sports we support our IGGLES. Hence. money was never an issue. When the stands are full Mr. Lurie can turn a deaf ear on the whining fans and turn his head when his team sucks on the field. The only way to get their attention is to not spend money. Andy will be gone next year not because Lurie wants to fire him but because.Luries long run of financial success may be in jeopardy if the team doesnt rebuild now. Thank You Andy Reid for many years of competitive football !
richard keim December 12, 2012 at 11:37 PM
I believe Andy Reid to be one of the very best football coaches on the planet. It is my hope that Mr. Lurie will agree with that opinion and keep Coach Reid in Philadelphia. Andy Reid is not only a fine coach but a man of excellent personal character qalities. We need more men like him. Don't let him go.


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