It is probably the way the big guy likes it best...overshadowed, in the background. In case you missed it, Andy Reid notched his 100th coaching victory (including playoffs) with the Eagles on Sunday. Very, VERY impressive for a coach just beginning his 10th season. A nice average of over 10 wins a season.
And what is most astonishing about the 100th victory was that Sunday also marked the team's 500th overall victory. So some quick math shows that Reid has been responsible for 1/5 of the teams victories. Pretty damn remarkable that one coach could mean so much to a franchise. A franchise that has been around since 1933.
On the flip side one could say that the coaches prior to Reid just really sucked. Well, that should only make us appreciate the big guy even more.
I am fully aware that Reid is not perfect. I would argue that he should stick to coaching and relinguish GM duties. It may also be easy to question and second guess at times Reid's play calling, time and game management skills, personal decisions, and his smugness during press conferences. But in the end, Reid is hands-down the best of the Eagles coaching bunch.
Is Reid still the coach to lead the Eagles to the Lombardi...I honestly don't know. Maybe he has gotten all he can out of the franchise and a change at the helm is needed for the next step. But before we go writing that pink slip (which Lurie will never do!) you better be bringing in a coach with a resume better than Reid. It could be a long search to find such a guy.