October 15, 2012
End could be near for Reid's Eagles tenure
By MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency
Andy Reid feels "everyone has to look in the mirror and get better, including me."
That being the case, what do you think the beleaguered coach of the Philadelphia Eagles sees when he peers at his reflection?
Probably a man who is living on borrowed time, at least from a job security standpoint.
Owner Jeffrey Lurie said before the season that Reid's Eagles needed to be better than 8-8 this season in order to keep his position. Don't look now, Andy, but your team's 26-23 overtime loss to the 2-3 Detroit Lions on Sunday means the Eagles are just ,500, a winning percentage that obviously is not satisfactory with your boss.
Michael Vick did get picked off twice, but more than overcame those mistakes with his 311 yards through the air, 59 on the ground and two touchdown passes.
No, this time it was the defence that faltered, blowing a 10-point lead in the final 3:22 of the fourth quarter, then watching the Lions' Jason Hanson boot the winning 45-yard field goal in extra time.
"It's very frustrating because we are digging a hole for ourselves," Vick told reporters in Philadelphia afterwards.
If the Eagles continue to falter, Reid might want to crawl into that hole. Indeed, the clock is ticking on his tenure in Philly.
And rightly so.