In the mid 2000’s, Andy Reid was the toast of the town. He won division titles year after year, went to the Super Bowl, and had the respect elite coaches garner.
However, Reid has come upon hard times in Philadelphia, and not all of it on the field. Reid’s son died of an overdose at the Eagles training camp; Reid had tried to do everything for him by keeping him as close as he could, but couldn’t stop life.
We feel for the guy, who marched on in the face of one of the most heartbreaking things that could happen to a parent.
On the field, while Indianapolis rallied behind Chuck Pagano being diagnosed with cancer, Eagles players showed it doesn’t pay to go on a spending spree on star players who haven't reached anywhere near their potential.
They only care about stabbing each other in the back and pointing fingers. It’s a sad story for a guy who deserves more. Reid used to draft and would develop his own talent, but the new CBA forced Philadelphia to spend money or lose it. So they spent it on worthless players who, once they got paid, laid down.
Reid is on the verge of being yanked out of the Head Coach role at the end of the year, but he hasn’t been told just yet. Owner Jeffrey Lurie said before the season that 8-8 wouldn’t cut the mustard, 3-8 is more like passing gas, and he stated he would make changes if 2012 isn’t a successful year.
Reid told CSNPhilly.com that he hasn’t been told of his future as of yet, but all signs point to no good.
“We haven't talked about that," Reid said. “He's been supportive. Obviously, he's as competitive as anybody. He wants to win games. That's why he's in this business. But we really haven't gone there.”
“We’re going to keep battling,” Reid said. “I have to do a better job with that obviously by how we played here. I’m not worried about all of the other things.”