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Report: Andy Reid wants to coach Chargers

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04:26 PM ET 12.29 | It appears all but certain that the Philadelphia Eagles and longtime head coach Andy Reid will part ways at the end of the season. While Reid knows that his time in Philadelphia is likely over, he has reportedly begin eyeing another potential job opening in the NFL. A league source said that Reid has his sights set on coaching the San Diego Chargers. Reid is a Los Angeles native and the coaching gig in Southern California would bring him closer to home. In San Diego, it is highly unlikely that Reid would have the same kind of control over the football team like he had with the Eagles, but when standing in the unemployment line, beggers can't be choosers.

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December 29, 2012  06:36 PM ET

So let's see if I got this straight. Being the Head Coach of the San Diego Chargers is better than unemployment. That's my takeaway?

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December 29, 2012  06:52 PM ET
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You got more out of it than I did. Once they made the referrence of beggers can't be choosers I tried forgetting anything I had read. Somehow I don't see Andy begging for a job anytime soon. And thats IF he is fired.

Shows a huge pile of disrespect for the SD Chargers too! Birdcage liner!

December 29, 2012  07:58 PM ET

Anyone think Andy Reid is a good coach is mistaken. The Eagles had lots of talent over all those years. Reid's pass-happy gameplans took a franchise that could have won multiple Super Bowls, and lost 3 of 4 conference championship games.

Even if he gets another job (and he probably will), he'll similarly underperform. Andy Reid: the Don Nelson of the NFL.

December 29, 2012  08:11 PM ET
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Anyone think Andy Reid is a good coach is mistaken. The Eagles had lots of talent over all those years. Reid's pass-happy gameplans took a franchise that could have won multiple Super Bowls, and lost 3 of 4 conference championship games.Even if he gets another job (and he probably will), he'll similarly underperform. Andy Reid: the Don Nelson of the NFL.

You vastly overrate the talent on those Eagles teams.

December 29, 2012  08:18 PM ET
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You vastly overrate the talent on those Eagles teams.

All I can say is, the Eagles did very well in the NFC East in those years. Every other team in that division won at least one Super Bowl during that period. And the Eagles would be right with them during the season. So, how do you explain their regular season record, and their last-in-the-division playoff performance?

December 29, 2012  08:32 PM ET
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Every other team in that division won at least one Super Bowl during that period.

If you're talking about the Buffalo Bills four consecutive Super Bowl losses in the early 1990s - and forgetting that the Arizona Cardinals were part of the NFC East prior to the division realignments of 2002 - then you'd be correct.

But that was well before Andy Reid went to Philadelphia.

December 29, 2012  08:41 PM ET
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If you're talking about the Buffalo Bills four consecutive Super Bowl losses in the early 1990s - and forgetting that the Arizona Cardinals were part of the NFC East prior to the division realignments of 2002 - then you'd be correct.But that was well before Andy Reid went to Philadelphia.

Wikipedia says:

Beginning in 2001, Reid's Eagles won the National Football Conference's Eastern Division four consecutive times, the longest such streak in franchise history, and advanced to the conference championship game in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004, losing this game on the first three occasions. The 2003 team qualified for postseason play after opening the season with two losses, both at home, and was also the first NFL team ever to reach the conference title round of the playoffs after having been shut out at home on opening day. The 2004 team was the second NFC East squad to defeat all of its division rivals (New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and Washington Redskins) twice during the same regular season (Dallas Cowboys did it in 1998).

END Wikipedia excerpt.

Usually, when a team plays great in the regular season, and then can't get over the hump in the playoffs, we don't claim the team lacks talent. We recognize that the coach can't get them over the hump. Why are you giving Andy Reid a free pass (or, actually, 13 free passes)?

December 29, 2012  09:02 PM ET

The only line Andy Reid will be standing in is a buffet line.

December 29, 2012  09:11 PM ET

Shouldn't Reid wait until the Chargers have a vacancy before announcing this?

December 29, 2012  09:18 PM ET
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Shouldn't Reid wait until the Chargers have a vacancy before announcing this?

Reid didn't make an announcement. This is only speculation by a blogger.

December 29, 2012  09:19 PM ET
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The only line Andy Reid will be standing in is a buffet line.

Part of his new contract should include a weight loss provision.

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December 29, 2012  09:59 PM ET

Andy wants to coach the Chargers. I want a pound of coke and a new Ferrari. Thinking our chances are about even

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December 29, 2012  10:48 PM ET
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Where in your wikipedia research does it say any other team other than the Giants have won a superbowl during Reids tenure?

Hold on. He's making edits...

December 29, 2012  10:57 PM ET
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www.ChoCongDong.com Andy wants to coach the Chargers. I want a pound of coke and a new Ferrari. Thinking our chances are about even

No they're not!

 
December 29, 2012  11:09 PM ET
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True. Reid has been a good coach in Philly, but like Jeff Fisher in Tennessee and Mike Shanahan in Denver, even a good coach in a good situation reaches a point where it's time for change.

Coaches tend to get stale if they're in one place for too long a period of time. Of course there are some exceptions to this.

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