Just a few weeks ago, Jeffrey Lurie stood behind the podium and argued that retaining Andy Reid represented the best chance for the Eagles to win a Super Bowl next season. But as Steve Spagnuolo, the odds-on favorite to replace Juan Castillo, chose New Orleans instead, that wisdom comes into doubt.
Regardless of playoff results, Lurie was right when he said that the true class of the NFC is represented by the Packers and Saints. Everyone else is playing catch up. And after the best defensive coach on the market picked the Saints instead of the Eagles, Reid’s team looks like it’s only losing ground.
Let’s be clear. Regardless of the length or seriousness of the talks between Spags and the Eagles front office, Spagnuolo knew what he’d be getting into in Philadelphia. He knows Reid, the front office and the situation on defense, probably better than he did with the Saints or anywhere else.
The fact that he avoided returning to Philly doesn’t bode well for the Eagles organizational h...