Irritated Reid Leaves His Options Open

Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid.Andy Reid used the word “pathetic” to describe the last two offensive drives against the Lions Sunday. Deemed the league-high 17 turnovers his team has committed “ridiculous.”

The ever-even Reid rarely takes his criticisms to that level. This loss is clearly causing the head coach some extra irritation. Now starts a bye week where he will go back and evaluate and “tear things apart.”  What changes will come of it? Reid left his options open.

Asked specifically if Juan Castillo will continue to call the plays on defense, Reid said, ““That’s the way I’m looking at it right now. That’s the way I’m looking at it as I stand right here.”

And on offense: How much time will be spent evaluating the offensive play-calling?

“Listen, like I told you, I’m going to look at everything. I’m going to look at every aspect of it that we have. This covers it. I’m going to look at everything.”

Including his quarterback situation, as he told Birds 24/7 afterwards.

Reid’s comments about the final two offensive drives suggest that he was not overly-enamored with Marty Mornhinweg‘s play selection.

“The last two drives offensively were pathetic,” he said, “They were pathetic from a coaching standpoint and they were pathetic from a players’ standpoint. When you’re in a tight game and have an opportunity to score, you go down and you put it together. When it’s needed, when your back’s to the wall, and when it’s the fourth quarter or overtime, you put that together and you go take care of business. Both sides of the ball, we failed in that area.”

Reid acknowledged the offensive line didn’t do a good enough job, and implied that his team is too undisciplined.

It is as far as Reid will go in terms of public criticism. It will be interesting to see if any moves will follow.