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After firing Andy Reid, as well as offering him some sort of consolation game ball for all he's done for the team, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie explained to the media his decision to let Reid go.
"One of the key arguments for me for not making a change at the end of last year was that every time our team under Andy Reid was 8-8 or less -- and it wasn't very often -- but every single time after that, the next season we were a double-digit win playoff team and advancing to the NFC Championship," Lurie said on the NFL Network.
Lurie also told Reid that he looks forward to welcoming him back when he's inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame.
"I really believed that this season with our talent that we would be a strong contender and double-digit win team, and nobody is more disappointed or crushed than myself because I fully believed that's where we were at in August when we started the season."
So that's a wrap on the Andy Reid era in Philly. As with a bunch of other teams today, the search for a new coach begins.
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The Philadelphia Eagles have officially fired head coach Andy Reid.
Eagles announced HC Andy Reid officially dismissed. Press conference at noon ET.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2012
Reid will go down as one of the Eagles’ greatest head coaches of all time, but he could never win the big one and things have only gone down hill over the past two seasons.
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Following yesterday’s ugly loss to the New York Giants in
their season finale, it began to be reported that the Philadelphia Eagles were
set to part ways with long-time head coach Andy Reid. Team owner Jeff Lurie told
Reid Friday that he would be out as Eagles’ coach, ending his 14-year run with
the team, reports Reuben Frank of CSN Philly.
Lurie, according to multiple league...
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As expected, the Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday morning that they have parted ways with Andy Reid after 14-years of being the team’s head coach.
Team chairman and chief executive officer Jeffrey Lurie held a 12 p.m. press conference Monday at the NovaCare Complex to discuss the reasoning of Reid’s removal. Reid led the Eagles to six NFC East titles, five NFC Championship...
The Philadelphia Eagles officially fired head coach Andy Reid after 14 seasons. "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," Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. "But, it is time for the Eagles to move in a new direction. Coach Reid...
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The Philadelphia Eagles have put together a list of coaching
targets to replace the recently fired Andy Reid, and their search will
apparently begin with Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator and former San
Francisco 49ers coach Mike Nolan, reports Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
Eagles have asked permission to interview Falcons DC Mike Nolan, plan to interview him Friday
— Jay Glazer...