Right now I’m all for it. Why? Because I am tired of hearing all season long about how “we need to do better”. Well, coach Reid, you and your team have done nothing close to doing better. For the first time in Andy Reid’s long tenure as Eagles coach, this is the first five game losing streak of his career. Not even the 5-11 Eagles of 1999 did Reid lose five in a row.
I’m not here to completely bash Reid and rip him apart. Maybe the death of his son is still affecting him deeply to the point where he is not focusing the way he would normally? I’m not sure exactly what it is. What I do know is that the players aren’t playing, the coaches aren’t coaching and the team is not winning.
It’s unfortunate to lose your job because of injury. But it’s also just as unfortunate that is the only way that coach Reid would seemingly put Foles in the game in place of a struggling Michael Vick. Foles had a great preseason. And he had a fairly solid debut against the Cowboys. And this Sunday he will get his first start as the Eagles QB. And I welcome it.
I’m at the point of frustration with this team this season that I would blow up the roster completely. Coaches included. With a few exceptions. I would keep Foles as the future at QB. I still like our RB situation. The entire O-Line needs to go with the exception of an injured Jason Peters. Maclin, Jackson, Avant and Celek can stay. On defense, Cox, Cole, Ryans, DRC, Kendricks and Boykins. I would keep Dorenbos and Henery on special teams.
Truth be told Eagles fans, we asked for this. For years we have always been upset that the Eagles front office would sit on their wallets in the offseason. The finally listened to us in the 2010 offseason after the lockout ended and the rest is history. We hopefully have learned by now that individual talent does not create team cohesiveness. A team needs everyone to be on the same page. The Eagles were much more successful by sitting on their wallets rather then opening them up and dishing out the green.