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Just because Andy Reid is the NFL’s longest-tenured head coach doesn’t mean his position with the Philadelphia Eagles is secured by any means. Ever since taking over in 1999, Reid has been able to elevate the Eagles franchise from mediocrity into the upper echelon of the league, but has never been able to deliver the City of Brotherly Love what it desires most.
Despite his Super Bowl shortcomings, Reid has been so successful mostly because he has proven to be a master in judgment and has made the right calls in terms of personnel — most notably his often crazed quarterback situation.
The decisions to trade Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb carry heavy influences from Reid, and have undoubtedly favored the Eagles in terms of value. Reid also had an undeniable role in Michael Vick’s resurgent 2010 season — a season that proved Vick can still be one of the NFL’s supreme talents. However, after a disappointing 2011 season coupled with his four-interception We...