For whatever reason or another, Andy Reid will remain head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles for at least one more week. Les Bowen of the Daily News reported the following on Monday:
A high-ranking team source told the Daily News it was not, that Reid will coach the Eagles next Monday night against the Carolina Panthers.
Told during the game that fans want to hear from team chairman Jeffrey Lurie, their 3-7 team having dropped six games in a row in increasingly ugly fashion, a team spokesman said Lurie was unlikely to speak Sunday. He didn’t say anything about Monday.
The Eagles suffered their sixth straight loss (their longest losing streak since dropping seven in a row in 1994) on Sunday when they were blown out by the Washington Redskins by a score of 31-6. After a 3-1 start, Philadelphia now sits dead last in their division and second-to-last in the NFC at 3-7.
Reid has been the head coach in Philadelphia since 1999, amassing a 129-86-1 regular season record at the helm of the Eagles and leading them to an NFC Championship in 2004. His past successes and strong relationship with Jeffrey Lurie are probably the only reasons he’s still employed at the moment.
It’s understandable that Lurie would give Reid, his longtime coach and friend, the benefit of the doubt and extend a larger window for the coach to turn things around. But, despite Lurie’s loyalty, few things have changed and at some point that window has to close. Like, say, now.