Posted by Media Outrage on December 31st, 2012
Coach Andy Reid was giving his walking papers after a dismal season at the helm in the city of brotherly love……
Andy Reid Fired As Head Coach Of The Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles fired coach Andy Reid after 14 seasons, the team announced Monday.
“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,” owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. “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 will address the media at a noon ET news conference.
Sunday’s loss to the Giants dropped the Eagles to 4-12 this season.
Reid was due to make $6 million in 2013 in the final year of his contract.
Sources told ESPN on Sunday that Reid already was preparing to coach elsewhere next season in case he is no longer with the Eagles.
He has been calling around the league, trying to put together a coaching staff, so when he was fired he would be ready to resume coaching for another franchise next season.
Some around the league have wondered whether Reid would be a fit back in California, where he grew up, but the San Diego Chargers are planning to go in other directions than Reid, according to league sources.
Although he is not expected to be a candidate with the Chargers, Reid could wind up as a candidate in Jacksonville if the Jaguars fire Mike Mularkey or in Arizona if the Cardinals part ways with coach Ken Whisenhunt.
The 54-year-old Reid, who was hired to coach the Eagles in 1999, is 130-93-1 in 14 seasons with the franchise.
Under Reid, the Eagles have made nine playoff appearances, won six division titles, played in five NFC Championship Games and lost one Super Bowl.
Mediaoutrage- About time….