Source: Andy Reid Out As Head Coach Of the Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy ReidAndy Reid is scheduled to meet with Jeffrey Lurie Monday morning. A press conference is tentatively set for noon, according to a team source, to announce that Reid is no longer the head coach of the Eagles.

“Oh, I don’t know,” said Reid, when asked if he believed he had just coached his last game for the Eagles. “I’ll meet with Jeffrey and we’ll talk it over.

“I love the Philadelphia Eagles. That’s how I feel. I loved every minute I had a chance to coach them.”

Reid’s tenure ended in unspectacular fashion, as his team fell to the Giants 42-7 to finish the season 4-12 — his worst mark in his 14 seasons at the controls.

“By record’s it’s obviously the toughest [year of my career],” said Reid. “We weren’t very good. Coaching, that’s my responsibility. And playing, which is my responsibility. I take complete blame for the year. That’s what I get paid to do, and we weren’t good enough.”

One staff member had tears in his eyes in the locker room afterwards as the reality of the situation became more apparent.

Reid’s top assistant, Marty Mornhinweg, sounded like a man who recognized that this was the end of the road.

“We had quite a run,” said Mornhinweg. “The only thing I regret is not winning that thing [Super Bowl] in Jacksonville. And that game in Arizona — aah — we should have had that doggone thing. There were a handful of games like that. But otherwise proud of the men that have played here.”

The players said that Reid did not address his fate before or after the game. He only told them, “Better days ahead” and to “keep fighting,” according to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Reid, as was his way during his time in Philadelphia, remained stoic in what will prove to be his final postgame press conference as head coach of the Eagles.

“I’m not that sentimental,” said Reid. “I can tell you I love Philadelphia. I love the fans.”

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  • brent

    hasn’t hit me yet

  • JAJinPA

    There’s thought that Andy will just be bumped up to the front office. So he’s not dead yet!

    • Essell

      Which means the Eagles will be screwed up forever with sub-par personnel and NEVER win a Super Bowl in our lifetimes.

  • Kimbafuzz

    Wow. Guess no reason to wait.

  • hillbillybirdsfan

    We’d like to introduce our new Team President Andy Reid…

  • 1972

    about damn time

    • Essell

      I agree. This is just like a bad horror movie where the villain just refuses to die and go away.

  • Wilbert M.

    Coaches all have expiration dates. Some have longer shelf lives than others. Andy had more preservatives than most and lasted a long time on the shelf, but he didn’t sell and now it’s time to rotate the stock. He got close and then strayed from his core beliefs in an attempt to clear the final hurdle. He brought in players with questionable character and made knee-jerk decisions with his coaching staff. Andy was a great coach here, but it’s time to move on.

    • UncleCarm

      That’s pretty much dead on Wilbert, especially about straying from his core beliefs. Good luck Andy, wherever you end up.

  • JofreyRice

    I don’t think he’s going to be such a hot ticket. This was a pitiful ending to a miserable season. One where he just kept rolling out the same tired playcalls and kept repeating the same fatal flaws week after week. How many times have we seen that stupid slip screen in the past 14 years? No one is fooled by it. He needs time off to re-order his life and re-approach the game from a different angle.

  • Joe D

    If he is put upstairs that will be an even bigger joke than keeping him aboard as head coach. The only thing that could be worse than his game day coaching is his talent evaluation.

    • Essell

      That would be a fatal mistake. What prospective head coaching candidate would want Reid down on the field micro-managing things? I can’t believe (yes, I can) Lurie would be such a fool. The Eagles would reside in the basement for possibly decades.

  • Johngiam

    I got a lot of respect for this man, but it’s time for a change…sadly we can’t rid ourselves of howie

  • Johnny Domino

    Source? That’s rich.
    Doesn’t take Kreskin to float that story.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tfaunce Tim Faunce

    Andy…..the time is yours.

  • Free From Reid

    Yes get this guy on the first thing smoking out of town. He sucks and should spend the next couple of years repairing his family.

  • http://www.jhkayejr.com Joseph Kaye

    Godspeed, good luck, but good-bye.