While there is no truth to this, Andy Reid would welcome the return of Philadelphia’s prodigal son. For many years, Donovan deservedly, or so it appeared to many of us, took the blame for many of the Eagles offense’s insufficiencies. I am not a McNabb apologist or even a McNabb fan. However, it has become extremely evident that the root cause of all of the offensive insufficiencies over the past 13 years can be traced back to one man.
It’s so predictable to the national media that Philadelphians would be calling for Reid’s head today. It seems “we” are the problem, which is extremely funny how all “we” do is support this team no matter how arrogant they are towards us. What they fail to see is the decline in this team, regardless of what Reid’s career record is. Per the great Jerry Glanville, the NFL stands for “Not For Long.” 13 years is far too long.
Anyway, I digress – the clock is now officially ticking on Andy Reid’s tenure here. While it is widely known that in-game management – 2 minute offense, clock management, and halftime adjustments – has never been his strong point, his teams have always played hard and smart (for the most part). Unfortunately, that is not the case this season. In fact, the defense without Jim Johnson’s leadership has gotten worse every year. In the past, Johnson’s defense was so good that it overcame many of the offense’s, and Reid’s, shortcomings. This is his first 4 game losing streak since his first season in 1999. It looks like we have come full circle. There are many differences between this team and that one, particularly expectations . Nobody blinked when they lost 4 in a row in 1999. This year’s version wasn’t supposed to even have 4 losses for the season, let alone in the first 5 games. While we can all agree that it’s time for Andy to step aside, unless this run of futility continues the rest of the year, i’m not confident a change will be made.