Should Jeff Lurie Have Given Reid His Last Year Because He Lost His Son?

Posted July 12, 2013

We all know that Andy Reid tragically lost his son last year. It seems that a couple barkers think that because of this the decline in the Eagles play the last few years should have been ignored and Lurie should have let Reid ride out the last year of his contract. I disagree and from what I have heard on the airwaves, from what I have read in newspapers and on the internet my opinion sits with the majority. Jeff Lurie had a hard decision to make after the 2011 season and after a 10 minute speech that sounded like he was going to let Andy Reid go he announced he was keeping him but hinted a .500 season would not be enough to bring him back for his last year. Should Lurie have tried appealing to tens of thousands of fans who fill his stadium (and the rest of them) and tell them he had a change of heart based on what Reid endured at training camp?...better yet would most fans feel that it was the main reason for the 4-12 season that we all watched and understand? I say no and Lurie knew this and did what he had to and make what was probably the toughest thing he had to do as the Eagles owner...fire Andy Reid.

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