December 30, 2012

Eagles Fire Coach Andy Reid: The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly fired head coach Andy Reid, the NFL's longest tenured coach, after 14 seasons. Reid led the team to five NFC championship games and one Super Bowl appearance. His regular-season record was 130-92-1. The Eagles went 4-12 this season.

posted by rcade to football at 08:17 PM - 16 comments

I have a feeling he'll land somewhere soon enough -- some dumb owner or another won't be able to resist.

posted by Etrigan at 08:49 PM on December 30, 2012

It would be funny if San Diego went after Reid. It would mean kicking one of the most overrated coaches of all time to the curb (Turner) and replacing him with another (Reid).

Nice to see Reid's team run for the bus in his last game with the team.

posted by dyams at 09:39 PM on December 30, 2012

It was expected ... I was one of those who supported him while many tried to throw him under the bus (when one is as big as him, it's like a roadblock) during the past several seasons. Unfortunately, even though Vick and McCoy were out for extended periods, the defense sucked and most of the club underperformed.

I wouldn't call him overrated, though, given his accomplishments: of the many men who have coached, how many have been in five league championship games?

posted by jjzucal at 09:56 PM on December 30, 2012

I'm of two minds about whether Reid is overrated, but I have to ask whether his loyalty to McNabb, and then to Vick, was ultimately an asset or a liability.

posted by Etrigan at 10:04 PM on December 30, 2012

Disagree that Reid is overrated as a coach and game planner.

The player moves is what did him in in Philadelphia; his reliance on an oft-injured QB and the completely wasted investment in overrated free agents has the Eagles in free fall mode.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:38 AM on December 31, 2012

I think his game planning is what makes him overrated, especially in the past few years. He has allowed games where he has sub-par passers such as Vick, all the way down to Vince Young, pass more times than teams with QBs that can actually throw the ball. Even when healthy, his teams have shown an inability to get the ball consistently into Lesean McCoys hands. The Eagles have also consistently underperformed, even with one of the more talented rosters in football. True their offensive line has been sub-par, but Reid and his staff had enough playmakers in recent years to be able to offset that problem with solid game planning, which they failed to do.

posted by dyams at 07:03 AM on December 31, 2012

Reid stuck with Vick for too long. Reid had little confidence in Foles, but sticking with Mr. Turnover at QB led to several of the losses (the defense more than contributed). Vick would have done somewhat better if he had an OL that gave him a bit of time. But Vick needs time back there, and he didn't get it. Reid paid the price.

posted by roberts at 07:19 AM on December 31, 2012

This is not the fate I expected for Reid when the Eagles signed Nnamdi Asomugha. His name translates in Igbo to "missed assignment."

posted by rcade at 09:57 AM on December 31, 2012

It would be funny if San Diego went after Reid. It would mean kicking one of the most overrated coaches of all time to the curb (Turner) and replacing him with another (Reid).

It's exactly what they did last time when they traded Schottenheimer for Turner, although I don't think Schott is quite so overrated.

posted by LionIndex at 10:55 AM on December 31, 2012

Schottenheimer's teams had issues in the post-season, (though there's not much to do about The Drive and The Fumble), but two losing seasons in 21 years and a W/L record north of .600... I'd have to agree he's not overrated.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:47 AM on December 31, 2012

Most cutting overheard real world Andy Reid comment --

Two eldresses at the physical therapy facility I go to, watching an Eagles game on the big screen in the entry area:

"If he's going to keep covering his face all the time, he should use something besides a restaurant menu."

posted by beaverboard at 01:16 PM on December 31, 2012

May Andy Reid's next team go on to win the Super Bowl. It would be fun to see the faces in Philly.

posted by EEEEE at 05:17 PM on December 31, 2012

The (ex)Eagle has landed. Andy Reid to be named the Cardinals next head coach.

posted by tron7 at 05:53 PM on January 01, 2013

Philly fans appear to loathe and greatly underestimate Reid. Such a hostile atmosphere undoubtedly made it difficult, if not impossible to function. Hope his stay with the Cardinals is a happier and more successful one.

posted by EEEEE at 06:00 PM on January 02, 2013

Andy Reid to be named the Chiefs' next head coach.

posted by yerfatma at 02:25 PM on January 03, 2013

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