Originally written on Eagles Addict  |  Last updated 12/31/12

SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 15: Andy Reid head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles points to his defensive line as he yells instructions against the San Diego Chargers late in the fourth quarter during the NFL football game at Qualcomm Stadium on November 15, 2009 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
The long wait is over, Jeff Lurie and the Philadelphia Eagles have finally handed Andy Reid his walking papers.  Some folks think this should have happened years ago, but I guess it’s better late than never. You can count me among the homers that wanted to keep Reid around through this season.  I just kept finding reasons to keep him after every season prior to this one.  This was the time to finally do it, though. I am appreciative for everything Reid has done here in Philly and I wish him only the best as he moves on to the next chapter in his life.  In fact, soon I’ll be writing much more about him and what he did for the Eagles and their fans. For now, though, I’m concentrating on the biggest offseason decision facing this franchise: Who will be the next head coach? This is Lurie’s biggest decision since 1999 and one the will shape this organization for the foreseeable future.  Does he try to go for a “win now” coach or someone who has a long term plan ala Reid in ’99? About thr...
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