Originally posted on Optimum Scouting  |  Last updated 11/30/12

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)
The NFL’s week 13 MNF matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Philadelphia Eagles put the spotlight on a pair of 3-8 teams who are headed towards empty postseasons.  For the Carolina Panthers, they appear to be an organization that will look to shuffle the deck once more this offseason.  They pulled the plug on longtime General Manager Marty Hurney several weeks ago and second year head coach Ron Rivera’s seat is plenty warm. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles are experiencing the most tumultuous stretch during the Andy Reid era where a Super Bowl caliber roster has yielded less than satisfactory results.  With owner Jeff Lurie’s preseason comments which stated that Reid would not return for a 15th season if the team could not surpass last years “unacceptable” 8-8 record, the direction of the Eagle franchise is uncertain. Lets take a look at what the culture of an NFL locker room looks like after their playoff hopes have crashed before seasons end. The NFL regular season is a
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