‘Business As Usual’

Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid.If Andy Reid is fired before New Year’s as many expect, the players will be getting very short notice.

According to multiple player sources, Reid had not addressed his future with the team as of early Saturday afternoon. Even as  they began their trip north to take on the Giants, there was no message.

“Business as usual,” said one Eagle.

Brent Celek told the media on Friday that “you guys know as much as I do” when it comes to Reid’s fate. With all the attention that the topic has received in recent weeks, everyone is at least aware that change could be on the horizon. But that doesn’t mean they are accepting it as fact.

“I feel like Coach Reid will be here. That’s my mindset until told otherwise,” said LeSean McCoy. “He’s a great coach, I support him, I think he should stay here. It’s not my call.”

Celek was asked if he can see a scenario in which Reid does return.

“I mean I can,” Celek said. “This is Jeffrey’s team. It’s his choice and we all respect that. Whatever he decides we go with it and you’re happy with it. That’s up to him. Personally, could I see [Reid coming back]? Yeah, but that’s me.”

The anticipation is that Lurie will choose to move on from the coach who helped build him one of the more stable and successful franchises in the NFL. Both the success and stability has waned over the last two seasons, however, and Reid has fallen well short of demand that “substantial improvement” be shown.

There are already reports that Reid is hot for the San Diego job and is lining up a potential coaching staff, and several outlets have linked the Eagles to Chip Kelly. Change at this point appears inevitable. Yet 24 hours before their last game under Reid, word had yet to come down.

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  • Peter

    Did you really expect any official about Reid’s fate before the end of the season?

  • Ready>>Aim>>Fired

    Not understandiing this as a story…. why would they tell players anything until the deed is done…question to players should be are you going to play better for the next coach?

  • dislikedisqus

    PFT saying Reid wants the SD job.

  • Bob A

    Why would anyone announce that before the Giants game? All it would do is put the players in a situation where they won’t concentrate on the game. I’m sure as soon as the bus returns to Philly after the game, Andy and his staff will get the bad news and the presser will be Monday morning, because it would be cruel to let him have that usual Monday conference( Injuries..) when he’s already toast.

    • DesertEagle

      I’m hoping these guys guys play the G-Strings hard regardless! Go Eagles!

  • http://twitter.com/Lez215 Dutch

    Lurie said that 8-8 would not be good enough, he didn’t commit to firing Andy Reid. I may be alone in my guess, but I’m not sold on Andy leaving Philly just yet.