The Eagles appear to have hit a new low under Andy Reid.
They have lost six in a row and are now 3-7 on the season. They have been outscored by 90 points through 10 games. No team in the entire NFC has a worse point differential. All of this in the shadow of Jeffrey Lurie saying before the season that an 8-8 record would not be good enough for Reid to come back as the head coach in 2013.
Reid was asked after today’s 31-6 loss to the Redskins whether he expects to finish out the season.
“We’re going to get ready for the Monday night game,” Reid said. “That’s what we’re going to do.”
Is the team getting worse?
“Well, we didn’t look better today,” he said. “We didn’t do a good job today.”
Reid’s personality would suggest that he’d like to finish the season out. He’ll take it game-by-game and go through the routine of an NFL week until the season is over on Dec. 30 against the Giants. Will anything good come of it? Probably not. Then again, it’s tough to argue that the team would really benefit from getting rid of Reid now. Who would take over for him? Marty Mornhinweg? Todd Bowles? That’s not helping matters.
So the goal becomes to get a grasp on which young players can play, and which veterans are worth keeping in 2013.
For fans, the focus shifts completely from potentially making a miraculous playoff run to checking on draft position the rest of the way.