Should Philadelphia Eagles Coach Reid Stay or Go?

Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid is under fire for his team's play this year. Could this be the end of his tenure?

Should he stay or should he go?

With the Philadelphia Eagles playing at 3-6 and on a five-game losing streak, is Coach Andy Reid a goner after the season ends?

Probably. But maybe not.

There's talk that owner Jeff Lurie could call Reid back into action for his 15th year next year, even though the owner stated at the end of last year that the team needed significant progress and improvement from its 8-8 record last year.

After all, Reid went into the season facing the death of his son Garrett during the preseason at training camp at Lehigh University.

Also, Reid has one final year remaining on his contract, so Lurie could cut the coach some slack and let him play out his hand.

That, of course, would come at the expense of the fans, who are calling for Reid's ouster.

Granted, it's been a tough two years, but Reid will go down as the greatest coach in franchise history. He's taken this team to levels never reached before.

The offensive line was devastated by injuries and now quarterback Michael Vick is out with a concussion.

Maybe Reid can show that he can develop rookie Nick Foles into a star with the remaining games this year, including one Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

Most fans are hopeful about Foles and that might keep them hanging in there for another bad season.

It's obvious that big changes are needed. The offensive line and defense need an overhaul.

Sometimes, like baseball, managers are allowed to come back if they get rid of all of their coaches.

Would that be offered to Reid?

Lurie is loyal, but maybe only to a point. He could be driven out of town if he keeps Reid next year and he won't be held as a man of his word after his speech last year.

If the Birds continue to flop, Reid should be a goner. But stranger things have happened.

So maybe Reid gets a mulligan this year. Maybe he comes back to coach.

It will be interesting to see how this season plays out.

JEREEN November 17, 2012 at 12:09 PM
marty smith November 17, 2012 at 12:17 PM
I say "can him like a Tuna" Andy Reid should retire but he wont, can't he see the writing on the wall? The only football he should be around is on Playstation-3. He has plenty of money so he should be spending time with his family........
J. Clegg November 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM
He should Go!
casinoboogie November 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM
wow .. jeffrey stop looking at how much money andy is saving you by hiring no gm , inferior coaches ,,etc .. clearly the bottom line is making money and not winning . the only way this team will ever win is by starting with a gm that has experience building an nfl team ... howie roseman ?? a intern from univ of miami ... shrewd money saving move ... as long as the fans keep buying tickets it will never end .. i guarentee you buddy ryan at 80 years old can pick better players than anyone the eagles have hired the past 15 years
Victor B. Krievins November 17, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Reid must go
Jeff Pensyl November 17, 2012 at 01:12 PM
we will always remember the good times Andy but its time to go
Bill Sams November 17, 2012 at 01:56 PM
You can not always blame the coaches for the poor performance all the time. Reid has made some bad decisions lately but the real blame belongs on the team that cannot get it all together. I say the answer is to rid Phila of the Coaches and the players that are Money Hungry but have not played up to their ability. Start with Vick and his cohorts and then find a Coaching staff that will produce a winner.
Anonymous November 17, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Reid has to go. Just look at his poor personnel choices...one word...Mcnabb! He can't even hook on with any NFL team since he finally got bounced outta here. He always stank and Reid kept him around. Keep your word Jeff and get him gone, now! Don't even wait till season's end.
Seashore Girl November 17, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Reid may be noted as the greatest coach in the team history, but he will also be remembered as a good coach, but one that was not quite good enough. No Super Bowl win.
Mike Shortall Sr November 17, 2012 at 03:19 PM
I have been Reid's biggest supporter for years, always defending him with friends and family and that class of Philadelphia sports fan that is NEVER happy unless Championship trophies in ALL sports are raining down like manna from heaven. But that has become harder and harder the past few years, given some of the poor decisions in draft picks, coaching changes (Juan Castillo?!?), and player personnel. For example, the Vick signing has turned out to be a franchise setback, in my humble opinion. Now it looks like the team has deserted Reid and the hand-writing is all over the walls of The Linc. Thanks, Andy, for all your efforts. And good luck wherever you land!
StGabes November 17, 2012 at 05:44 PM
SEE YA wouldn't wanna be ya!!!!
Cadillac Man November 17, 2012 at 05:44 PM
See ya Andy! And take the Dog Slayer with you!!! Grow a set Jeff and toss those two losers out on their worthless behinds TODAY!!! Don't wait till the end of this season... Might be able to salvage what's left of it!!!!
linda spreeman November 17, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Cadillac Man - couldn't have said it better myself. <Linda Spreeman, King of Prussia>
diane levy November 17, 2012 at 06:19 PM
all the fans should boycott the remaining games.....that will send a big message to Jeffrey Lurie....Andy Reids departure is looooooooong overdue!!
tom reinboth November 17, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Greatest Eagles coach ever? Not a chance. No championships- Greasy Neale won two.
The Illuminati November 17, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Better to just wait until the end of the season...who are going to replace him with on the staff? Marty "coin flip" Morninghweig? At the end of the season they can look at some assistant coaches from around the league and some coaches who are currently not coaching and then find the right fit.
john mccormick November 17, 2012 at 07:40 PM
I feel as though the team has given up on andy..I didn't like the castillo signing at first, but juan wasn't that bad..I think the whole "I need to do a bettr job" bit has run him out of town..thanks for the 14 years..
Jim L November 17, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Yes, he sure does need to do a better job. This would entail firing of the head coach (and all the others)! So Andy, you don't need to say BS this week and every boring week, do the right thing and LEAVE!
Hous bin farteen November 17, 2012 at 08:33 PM
OMG he should have been fired weeks if not years ago. A real coach wins big games. Anyone could win 8-10 games a year with our talent.
JB November 17, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Don't care but GO!
aggie November 17, 2012 at 09:48 PM
should have left years ago
Joe Albin November 18, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Andy hasn't done a better job for quite some time. Jeffrey Lurie has to do a better job and fire Andy right now.
the VOICE November 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Ike November 18, 2012 at 12:13 PM
YES and VICK and about 20 others boys.
marty smith November 18, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Andy Reid; Turn in your play-book or is that doodling??? Michael Vick; You are a Pet-ophile.....
cast4 November 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM
One more game closer to the walrus's departure.
Judith E. Levy November 27, 2012 at 04:49 PM
You have to ask????
Joe Sommers December 01, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Andy has been here fourteen years for ONE REASON. He has made Jeff Lurie a very rich man. Fans often forget that football is a business FIRST. If we the fans pushed back and didnt buy Iggles tickets and didnt buy their Jerseys , trinkets and trash Andy might have been gone long ago. But since we are the best fans in sports we support our IGGLES. Hence. money was never an issue. When the stands are full Mr. Lurie can turn a deaf ear on the whining fans and turn his head when his team sucks on the field. The only way to get their attention is to not spend money. Andy will be gone next year not because Lurie wants to fire him but because.Luries long run of financial success may be in jeopardy if the team doesnt rebuild now. Thank You Andy Reid for many years of competitive football !
richard keim December 12, 2012 at 11:37 PM
I believe Andy Reid to be one of the very best football coaches on the planet. It is my hope that Mr. Lurie will agree with that opinion and keep Coach Reid in Philadelphia. Andy Reid is not only a fine coach but a man of excellent personal character qalities. We need more men like him. Don't let him go.


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