NFL  > Philadelphia Eagles  > Andy Reid's Tenure
October 28, 2008, 03:22 PM
Reid has been in Philly as the head guy since 1999. How rare is that in todays NFL- where head coaches drop like flies- for a guy to do this?

Do you think Reid will ever coach another team in the NFL?
September 21, 2011  08:20 PM ET
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Andy Reid has only been to one Super Bowl and lost. He is darn lucky that he hasn't been fired.

There are two big reasons why Andy Reid has not and will not be fired:

1. Jeffrie Lurie cares more about ticket sales than Super Bowl rings. The team consistently reaches the postseason - and that sells tickets.

2. Who are you going to replace him with? It's not like Bill Belichick is going to be unemployed anytime soon.

Andy Reid is more to the Philadelphia organization that just a head coach. He's also their Executive VP of Football Operations. Whenever Reid decides to retire from coaching, the Eagles will bring him into their front office.

September 21, 2011  09:22 PM ET

Andy Reid is the man in Philly until he says otherwise. That's just the way it is. Who will be his successor that will bring home World Championships...that has a higher winning pct than Reid? (.608) 129-83-1 overall.
Reid has flaws in his coaching, the game vs ATL was proof. 2 weeks in a row there was a lack in discipline by his players with penalties, and dropped passes. Reid also failed to challenge an intercepted ball that clearly contacted the ground, and resulted in a drive that ended with 7 points for the Falcons. Final score 35-31 ATL.
That is sloppy, and the killer instinct to hammer out victory's in close games is lacking as well.
These issues could very well be the -c-H-i-N-k- in Reid's armor. Reid's a very good coach, and winning is a heck of a lot better than losing. I hope these shortcomings can be ironed out, if so Reid could become a great coach instead of a very good coach.
Jeff Lurie has a sign on his wall that reads "the grass is not always greener on the other side".

September 22, 2011  09:16 AM ET

Andy Reid is a very good coach and will always have winning teams but the main objective is to win a Super Bowl and this is where Reid comes up short. Lurie seems to feel that Eagles fans are happy with just being contenders every year when he should be more concerned with reaching the Super Bowl. Twelve years as a head coach is sufficient time to achieve this goal.

September 22, 2011  06:19 PM ET
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Andy Reid is a very good coach and will always have winning teams but the main objective is to win a Super Bowl and this is where Reid comes up short. Lurie seems to feel that Eagles fans are happy with just being contenders every year when he should be more concerned with reaching the Super Bowl. Twelve years as a head coach is sufficient time to achieve this goal.

agreed.

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September 23, 2011  01:15 PM ET
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this could be the ''Dream-Teamz'' year !?...at least the NFC-Title game.

That term "Dream Team" has been over hyped beyond belief now. VY said it, besides him, nobody affiliated with the Eagles or the fans embraced it.
Dream teams don't give up 10 point leads in the 4th quarter and lose. (vs ATL)
Dream team QB's don't give-away the football 4 times in 2 games. (Vick)
Dream team head coaches challenge plays that would have been reversed. (INT by ATL, ball clearly contacted ground)
Dream team WR's catch clutch passes to extend drives (4th and 4 pass to Maclin dropped)
Dream teams have LB's that can stuff the run, and cover. (not Matthews)

These are just a few examples of why only one person spoke the words "Dream Team"...it simply isn't close to reality. VY is a moron.

September 23, 2011  01:53 PM ET
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this could be the ''Dream-Teamz'' year !?...at least the NFC-Title game.

Why would the Eagles be a dream team? They have a good QB and not much else on offense.

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December 5, 2011  04:51 PM ET

The rumor is that Reid can keep his job if he gets rid of Castillo. That's ridiculous. Castillo is overmatched, but they have to get rid of the moron who gave him the job in the first place.

December 5, 2011  08:01 PM ET
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The rumor is that Reid can keep his job if he gets rid of Castillo. That's ridiculous. Castillo is overmatched, but they have to get rid of the moron who gave him the job in the first place.

T&R is saying Reid could land in San Diego after Norv Turner gets axed. Reid is from Cal. and has a residence there. Don't know about that but, if it where to happen I would welcome Jeff Fisher with open arms.
My first choice would be Bill Cowher of coarse, but we all know that ain't happening.

December 6, 2011  11:46 AM ET

What about Rob Ryan to Philly?

December 6, 2011  11:55 AM ET
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.......happy with just being contenders every year when he should be more concerned with reaching the Super Bowl. Twelve years as a head coach is sufficient time to achieve this goal.

12 years, just about what it took Landry to win his first Superbowl. Different era, no free-agency, like 10-12 rounds in the draft back then...

What is the more modern length to win a superbowl?

December 6, 2011  12:17 PM ET
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What about Rob Ryan to Philly?

I'd consider it. I sorely miss former d.c. Jim Johnson. He covered Reid's butt on that side of the ball...and we need another defensive minded coach if Reid departs. That's why Fisher and Cowher came to mind.

December 6, 2011  12:22 PM ET
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What about Rob Ryan to Philly?

LOL-LOL-LMAO-LMAO- You had to be kidding right? He's not even a very good defensive coordinator.

December 6, 2011  12:26 PM ET
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T&R is saying Reid could land in San Diego after Norv Turner gets axed. Reid is from Cal. and has a residence there. Don't know about that but, if it where to happen I would welcome Jeff Fisher with open arms.My first choice would be Bill Cowher of coarse, but we all know that ain't happening.

He might hook up with his old pal Mike Holmgren in Cleveland. When I think of a coach for San Diego I think of Mike Martz.

December 6, 2011  12:32 PM ET

Jeff Fisher to Philly- first then he'll do is fire Vince Young, again.

What coach would even touch Philadelphia knowing that Vick will be your QB until he either gets hurt so bad he can't play or the Eagles bite the bullet and let him walk out the door with a wheel barrow full of cash.

December 7, 2011  10:41 AM ET
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Jeff Fisher to Philly- first then he'll do is fire Vince Young, again.What coach would even touch Philadelphia knowing that Vick will be your QB until he either gets hurt so bad he can't play or the Eagles bite the bullet and let him walk out the door with a wheel barrow full of cash.

Niners are looking good this year, how far into the post season do you think is possible?

As far as Vick, his contract sounds big on paper. Joe Banner structured the contracts with opt-out clauses for all the newly signed free agents except Asomougha, including Vick. Asomougha is the only player that would create a cap hit if the Eagles were to part ways early. For the lackluster campaign so far this year....that has to be the silver-lining for the F.O.

I always liked Fisher's coaching style and defensive mind, that is why I would welcome him. If Andy were to go (which I don't think will happen unless he wants to) I would love a more serious approach to running the football more with McCoy, and heavy emphasis on defense.
I would also consider parting ways with WR Jackson....he is not a complete WR, but is asking for that kind of money. The Eagles were making back to back playoff runs with guys like James Thrash, Todd Pinkston as the starters....they wont miss Jackson that much. Maclin is a more complete WR.

December 7, 2011  10:52 AM ET
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He might hook up with his old pal Mike Holmgren in Cleveland. When I think of a coach for San Diego I think of Mike Martz.

Holmgren and Reid are close friends. Cleveland would be a good gig for Andy.

 
December 7, 2011  12:03 PM ET

3 year old thread getting some traction!

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