Over the last two or so seasons it seems that the Philadelphia Eagles have had a very out with old and in with the new philosophy. The got rind of mainstay Brian Westbrook, Brian Dawkins, and most recently QB Donovan McNabb. Head Coach Andy Reid use to carry a lot of weight in the decisions on personnel, and that also seems to be changing. It seems that new General Manger Howie Rozeman and Team President Joe Banner are attempting to take back some of that control.
Reid has spent the last two days doing a ton of press trying to quash any rumors that there is a rift amongst the Eagles brain trust. What that usually means is there is a rift and the team is attempting to stop the press from speculating about it. The idea here is this, where there is smoke there is fire, and the more they pretend not to see the smoke, the more we know that the fire is burring out of control.
To be fair Reid has had his chances. He has been the head coach since 1999, and while the Eagles are a lot better organization know then they were, this was a team that should have made multiple Super Bowl trips, and probably should have won one. Instead they have been to just one Super Bowl, even though they made numerous trips to the NFC title game.
That is not to bag on Andy, I still think he is a helluva a good football coach, but it may be time for a change. 11 seasons in the NFL is a lifetime, and the team as well as Andy himself may benefit from a change for change’s sake. Call it a rebuild on the fly. The Eagles want to get younger, and they have. The next logical move would be to find a new coach.