Originally written on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Another round of “FIRE ANDY” chants broke out during the Eagles 30-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Reid’s time in Philly may be getting short. As hurricane Sandy bore down on the Delaware valley, a storm of a different kind was brewing in Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles were thoroughly outplayed in every aspect of the game by the undefeated Atlanta Falcons en route to a 30-17 loss. The Eagles are now 3-4, having lost their last 3 straight games. It was “an embarrassing performance” according to head coach Andy Reid. It’s the second time in as many games that Reid has employed the word embarrassing when describing his team’s performance. As a result, loud chants of “FIRE ANDY!” could be heard throughout the stadium. In the coach’s press conference, similar questions were asked. ESPN’s Sal Palantoino asked if Andy Reid thought that it was time for the players to hear another voice, in other words, a new coach. Reid responded in kind by asking Sal Pal if he wanted to talk to the players. For all the focus on the coach, in my opinion there’s plenty to look at player wise as well. The team seems uninspired and deflated. You also don’t get the sense that there are too many people concerned about the fate of this team. There’s no cohesiveness, players are playing as a team and there’s seemingly little leadership to overcome it. For 13 seasons we’ve watched Andy Reid stand at the podium in his post game press conferences with remarkable assuredness and confidence. That confidence seems to be waning lately, as even Reid looks as if he’s seen better days and maybe know that his time to fix this team is growing short. Once again, Michael Vick and the offense were not good. The offensive line was not improved and the offense could barely get on the field in the first quarter. But that was largely due to the defense, who often came up small in 3rd down situations and took bad penalties in untimely situations (repeatedly on 3rd downs that led to Atlanta 1st downs). If you expected the Eagles D to play better and be more aggressive, you were sadly mistaken. Instead of the 20 points a game they had been giving up, they gave up 30. I wonder if Juan Castillo secretly chuckled today. This season is in serious peril. The jobs of Andy Reid and Michael Vick are too. With the New Orleans Saints and Monday Night showdown looming next week, it will be interesting to see what moves Reid makes to get this team on track. The sense of panic and desperation is certainly ratcheting up with the fans, you’d have to imagine it will be the same at the Nova Care Complex. The Eagles are in crisis, and you get the sense that players are beginning to point the fingers at teammates and not in the mirror. That’s not a common trait of an Andy Reid team, but it’s unmistakeable right now. And that’s not something easily fixed. Similar Posts: Eagles Owner Lurie Implies Andy Reid is Coaching for His Job Michael Vick’s days numbered in Philly? Reid inadvertently sets off firestorm Can Andy Reid find right buttons to push to save Eagles season? Time is ticking on Andy Reid and Michael Vick Week 2 Eagles and Ravens, will Reid put Vick in the right position to win?
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao close to deal for fight

TJ Lang: Suh wanted to fight me after stepping on Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Hernandez jurors allowed to watch Super Bowl

Tiger misses cut: ‘I’m only doing this so I won’t get fined’

Roger Goodell grilled on Deflategate during presser

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Rex Ryan: Seahawks need to ‘take the air out of the football’

J.J. Watt buys cabin in the middle of nowhere to train

Six teams have done background work on Peterson

NBA set to earn $700M through streaming deal in China

Wade Phillips is the best coordinator hire this offseason

Bill Belichick gives understated scouting report of Tom Brady

President Obama zings Patriots over Deflate-gate

Each major conference's Player Of The Year candidates

Super Bowl XLIX preview and predictions: Patriots-Seahawks

49 Stops to Super Bowl XLIX

Most unexpected MLB free agent signings of past 10 years

Five most villainous Super Bowls of all time

Super Bowl ad focuses on acceptance of gay athletes

Foster says UT boosters paid him $40-50K while in college

Ranking the repeat Super Bowl champions

Eric Decker to Sherman: Time your conception a little better

Could Katy Perry and Russell Wilson be dating?

The Media isn't the villain we deserve, but it's the one we need

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Obama zings Pats over Deflate-gate

Each major conference's POY candidates

Super Bowl XLIX preview and predictions: Patriots vs. Seahawks

The 13 things we want to see in Super Bowl XLIX

49 Stops to Super Bowl XLIX

Tiger Woods, misses cut: ‘I’m only doing this so I won’t get fined’

Ranking the repeat SB champions

Roger Goodell grilled on Deflategate

Katy Perry, Russell Wilson dating?

Rex Ryan has advice for Seahawks

Super Bowl: Things you can't control

LeBron and the Cavs are ready to make a run

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.