Originally posted on Philly Sports Muse  |  Last updated 2/11/12

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 08: Head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles coaches against the Dallas Cowboys at Lincoln Financial Field on November 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Ah, to know what thoughts ran through Andy Reid’s head as he watched the confetti fall atop the New York Giants after they won Super Bowl 46 in Indianapolis last Sunday. Probably similar feelings of disgust as Eagles fans who watched their barely-better divisional opponent bring home the Lombardi. The reaction of players was witnessed via Twitter. Trent Cole lamented that  Philadelphia was “just inches” away from being in the same place. Coulda, shoulda, woulda. But didn’t. No teams in the NFC East were great during the 2011 regular season. They weren’t even good. Yet one went on to win it all. The New York Giants. And here sit the Eagles, still waiting on their very first Super Bowl win. The less abrasive Andy Reid who appeared at his January 31 press conference said that he got the message from Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie loud and clear. The late-run 4 game winning streak was nothing more than “fool’s gold,” as Lurie called it, and there is no way around it. “I understand this is a...
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