The Andy Reid era has run it's course but it's has been a fun ride. I hate to see him go because of the success the Eagles have had under him, but it's time. The Eagles need a change of culture. The one Super Bowl appearance is disheartening but it's better than a lot of coaches have been able to do. The division the Eagles play in is a tough one to come out of alive sometimes because the Giants and Cowboys are good franchises too. If the Eagles franchise was run better, not coached better, we might have seen more success. It's not all on Reid but most of it is that they haven't been a champion. I want to see Andy have success after the Eagles, but I don't wish for him to go to Dallas, New York or Washington. That statement said earlier about going to Dallas was one of the worst things I've ever heard said in this fiasco.
This team has no heart. No identity. No personality. Minus a select few, they're just a bunch of guys who wear the same uniform collecting a pay check. They're soft. There is literally no fight in this team. Particularly the defense.
You cannot teach heart. You cannot teach fight. You either have it, or you don't, and this team does not. That's not on the coaching. That's 100% on the players. The offense at least has an excuse playing behind that joke of an offensive line, which as you know has been completely ravaged by injuries. Also not Andy's fault. All of this SHOULD go without saying, but on here there are never any surprises.
It's easy to flame Andy for his flaws when things are going horribly wrong. But these are the same exact flaws that we carried with us to 4 consecutive NFC title games, 5 in 8 years, and a super bowl appearance. Multiple division titles. Pointing out that he never won a super bowl does absolutely nothing to diminish what he has accomplished since he took over this team.
The man took a 3-13 train wreck of a football team and turned them into a perennial power house in ONE ****ing season. What do you think that was, sheer luck? Every thing that has gone wrong with this team over the past 2 years have been things completely out of his control. I'd list hiring Castillo as the one exception, but I think it's safe to say that Castillo was not the problem either. If anything, the decision to fire him is more qualified.
I understand the frustration. When you're angry, you need somebody to lash out at. Andy is the easiest target. However, that is not an excuse to abandon all common sense. I also understand the politics of the situation. Which is why I'm not arguing against his firing. I don't want to see him go, but I understand why he has to. But to argue that this is his fault, or that he deserves any of it, is completely and utterly absurd.
When JBendz starts with his essays.... you know **** just got real!
Adderall for the win!
:laugh2: Adderall always wins.
Maybe we could give it to all the players?
At the very least make the coaches start taking it. We'd have the best play calling in the league, never burn an unnecessary timeout ever again, and in game adjustments would become second nature.