It’s official: Andy Reid’s tenure as Philadelphia Eagles head coach is done


The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Monday morning what we already knew–Andy Reid is no longer head coach of the team.

In a statement, team owner Jeffrey Lurie said,

“Andy Reid won the most games of any head coach in Eagles history and he is someone I respect greatly and will remain friends with for many years to come,” said Lurie. “But, it is time for the Eagles to move in a new direction. Coach Reid leaves us with a winning tradition that we can build upon. And we are very excited about the future.”

Lurie added,

“The search for the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles will begin immediately.”

The Eagles will hold a press conference at 1 pm today.

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2 Responses to “It’s official: Andy Reid’s tenure as Philadelphia Eagles head coach is done”

  • Best metric I can find to explain to folks outside of Philly why you can’t let the national media paint this as Philadelphia Eagles fans or the front office being premature: Andy’s career regular season win total as of Christmas 2004 was 64. He was 66-63-1 thereafter. Bottom line…64-30 early on and 66-63-1 down the stretch. Considering the Eagles competed in a fairly “flabby” NFC East in recent years, it was more than time for Andy to depart.

    • GREAT idea. I used this myself yesterday when trying to explain to someone that it was clearly time for Reid to go. It’s odd–I would never presume to tell a fanbase I’m nog a part of how they should feel about a coach that hey have watched closely for years. Yet so many seem to feel they can and should step in to defend Andy Reid from the crazy Philly fans. Please.

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