I'm not a huge Rex Ryan fan, but the guy is a defensive guru. With the quality of guys this defense has, Rex Ryan could really do some damage. Also, let's not forget that Buddy Ryan is an absolutely beloved figure in Philadelphia. It's almost meant to be. Come on, the guy got the JETS to be relevant, with freakin' Mark Sanchez as their quarterback and Santonio Holmes as the number 1 receiver.
the Ravens just fired their OC
that's the kind of GM i like, address the right source of the problem and make a move no matter what time of year it is.
there is no excuse for ray rice to not get 20+ carries a game.
hope other teams with dynamic RBs (Eagles) are taking notes.
but this is what happens when you have a GM that has played and understands the game, good decision to get rid of the OC even if the replacement don't do better you have send a strong message.
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why is Marty still here?
Sign/draft physical cornerbacks
Sign/draft Starting Safeties
Sign/draft Outside LB
Sign/draft Inside LB (Ryans Replacement)
If Andy is kept for next season, any chance we don't see Marty sticking with him? Let's hope some team will offer Marty a head coaching job, but it seems unlikely.
^I can't really imagine Marty being back here next year with or without Reid, but I also find it hard to believe that Reid would fire Marty. I said it in jest earlier, but Doug Pederson is probably the OC IF Reid is back next year. Just another loyalty move that Reid would make.
That's the one problem with bringing Reid back, means more Marty, he's like the one guy Reid is reluctant to let go. I hope he finally sucks it up and lets him go to, but judging from Reid's comments after the game about Marty and Foles having good working chemistry, I don't see it.
I know it was one game and I don't want to jump the gun but I still think Bowles would be a legit option going forward. We abondoned the Wide 9 and look how magical our defense looked. I'd love a Rex Ryan to but I just don't see a reason to fire Bowles yet.
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You don't see a reason to fire Bowles yet? What more do you need? Has there ever been a worse 7 game stretch in Eagles history? On top of that, the worst part of the defense is the secondary, which is what he was brought in to coach. No thanks, seems like a great guy, but McDermott and Castillo were fired for less.
Eagles need a strict disciplinarian as their next head coach a Vic Fangio, Russ Grimm, Winston Moss, Ray Horton Jr, Brad Seeley type. Tom Clements, Dirk Koetter would be good candidates but are offensive Coaches. I believe the Eagles need a defensive-minded, no nonsense type of Leader to get this Franchise back to physical football.
Eagles need Andy Reid. Yep, I said it.
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If the Eagles rattle off a couple of good, solid wins...... I wouldn't be opposed to bringing him back.
The wide-9 was an abomination that plagued our defense. Washburn's hiring was at least partially Reid's fault, but no one thought it be this bad.
Reid has had some poor drafts, but it looks like this year he nailed it with several playmakers to build around.
If Foles is the real deal (not sold, but I am excited) then who would develop him better than Andy?
Andy needs some better staffers (again, this is his fault) and coordinators, but if he gets some help on the defensive side, like what JJ did, Reid could turn into an elite program builder again.
I think I want him back, and its not because we squeeked out a game against Tampa Bay. I think the last couple of seasons opened his eyes and he's starting to get back to his roots.
Also, if we fire him, he will have an offer from another team the next day.