Eagle fans have had enough. It was a good run, but it is time for a change.
We owe Andy Reid a lot. He turned the Eagles franchise into a consistent winner. He brought stability to the franchise, kept the Eagles at the top of the NFC for the better part of a decade. But the man seems to have reached his pinnacle. He can no longer win the big games, can no longer keep the Eagles in the echelon of elite teams.
Tom Coughlin made Reid look like a high school coach last night. Reid again showed his ineptness in play calling, game management, clock management, and use of the challenge flag. Reid's coaching is digressing. Other teams are getting a boast from their coaches. Reid, at this point, is a liability to the Eagles.
Why the hell would Reid call those 2 running plays at the end of the game. Everyone knew what was coming. TV analysts, fans, the opposition (players and coaches) all knew what was coming. It was no surprise that the Eagles failed. And Reid's use of the challenge flags earlier in the 4th quarter, inexcusable.
And it just wasn't the 4th quarter. We all saw the Eagles D struggling to contain the run last night. (We can discuss on a different day the fact that Reid is responsible for putting together a D that can't compete in the run heavy NFC East.) The Eagles D needed a breather, needed their offense to stay on the field. It didn't happen, any momentum put together by the offense was quickly squashed by moronic play calling that lead to too many 3 and outs.
Lastly, and maybe it was just me, but did anyone else think that the early passes to L.J. were just Reid (and of course his smugness) trying to show us all that we were idiots to think that Celek should have gotten the start this week?
And the perfect ending to Reid's evening was his press conference. Again he refused to answer any questions and feed us the same BS about how he needs to do a better job. Maybe we have just reached the point where this is the best that he can do. Not good.