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Photo: David Maialetti Recently, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeff Lurie stated he needs to see “substantial improvement” this year in order to consider a contract extension for Andy Reid at season’s Well, since substantial improvement is the goal, here are the biggest keys as to how they can accomplish just that and at least make the playoffs in the process: Get off to a fast start Under Andy Reid, the Philadelphia Eagles have made the playoffs nine out of his 13 seasons.  The four seasons when the team didn’t make the tournament, one common correlation was that they got off to a slow start. The years Reid didn’t make the playoffs were 1999, 2005, 2007 and 2011.  Here is how they started each of those seasons: 0-4, 3-1, 1-3, and 1-3, respectively. The only anomaly was 2005, when they started 3-1.  However, that was before the part of the season when the T.O. train derailed and caused the Eagles to crash and burn in November and December. Historically, Reid’s teams have done well in th...
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