Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 12/31/12

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 14: Andy Reid, head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles takes the field before the NFL game against the Carolina Panthers at Lincoln Financial Field on August 14, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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 Games and Super Bowl XXXIX in 2004. “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,” said Lurie. “But, it is time for the Eagles to move in a new direction. Andy leaves us with a winning tradition that we can build upon. And we are very excited about the future.” Photo Credit: PhiladelphiaEagles.com Reid joined the team in 1999 and in a blink of an eye, the Eagles became a decent squad under a solid coaching staff, and made aggressive moves in free agency and in the NFL Draft.  Philadelphia reached the p...
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