Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 8/30/12

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 13: Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Andy Reid, stands on the field during their NFL season opener against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 13, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
If Andy Reid needed anything else on his mind heading into the 2012 season, Philadelphia Eagles’ owner Jeff Lurie was sure to accomodate. During a press conference today, Lurie stated the Eagles have to improve from last year’s 8-8 record or else. While giving the ultimatum, Lurie elaborated on visiting with Reid after the season of he didn’t see improvement.  ”I’m not going to make blanket statements, but I really wanted to try to explain to you that 8-8 was unacceptable,” Lurie said via CSN Philly. “That was a really unacceptable outcome. I just really wanted to reiterate that.” The so-called “Dream Team” of Philadelphia failed to reach the playoffs after plenty of inconsistencies across both sides of the ball. The offense failed to convert during crucial moments of certain games last season as well as failed to stop the opposing offenses when they had to. The Eagles were ranked in the top 10 both offensively and defensively but had only an average season to show for it. Aside fr...
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