Okay, Philadelphia. It's time to fire Andy Reid. For the good of your team. For the good of your players. For the good of the league.
Reid is lost out there and, when it matters most, so is his team.
Reid's been bad all year but the one play that convinced me beyond all others happened with 5:13 left in the 3rd quarter tonight.
How the hell do you call a draw to Bryce Brown on 3rd and 15 from the Dallas 22 late in the third quarter? What kind of loser message are you sending to your team and to your young quarterback, seeing his first real action all season?
With that one call, Reid was saying to his team, "I don't believe in you; I don't think you can win. I have no faith in your ability to pick up 15 yards and a TD. I'd rather play conservative than go for the throat and win this game."
The call was a joke and an insult to Nick Foles and his teammates. It was an embarassment for Reid, who is proving to me and to the world that he has lost touch with his team and with the game itself.
Reid should be fired immediately.
It should come as no surprise that, after Reid waved the white flag of surrender (while LEADING the game), his team folded up its tents and allowed the Cowboys to score 21 points in the next eight minutes of play to salt the game away.
And it's too bad, really, because Foles was playing well and his teammates were rallying around him. Foles was eating rookie cornerback Morris Clairborne alive on the outside,. He was inding his rhythm. More importantly, Foles was finding his self confidence and his teammates' confidence in him is growing with every play.
Reid and his coaching staff's ridiculous play call undermined everything Foles had been able to do, everything he had built. Sure, a pass on third and 15 deep in the Dallas zone might not have been successful... but going for it there would have sent a message to Foles and the entire Eagles team: that their coaches have enough faith in them to play aggressive, to play to win.