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Andy Reid has been one of the most successful regular-season head coaches in the modern history of the National Football League. Over the course of 13-plus seasons, Reid has won over 61 percent of his regular-season games and had led the Philadelphia Eagles to eight double-digit-win seasons.
It has been a different story for Reid and the Eagles recently.
Despite being one of the most talented teams in the league last season, Philadelphia struggled with turnovers and untimely penalties on both sides of the ball en route to a 8-8 record.
The Eagles have won each of their first two games this season by one point. In the process they have committed a whopping 19 penalties and turned the ball over nine times. Those numbers are not indicative of a well-coached football team.
More importantly, success when making mistakes like that is not sustainable.
After taking on the Arizona Cardinals next week, Philadelphia has a treacherous five-game stretch in which it plays the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys.
We will most assuredly have a better idea where this team stands after those games have been concluded.
If Philadelphia fails to make the postseason for a second consecutive season, Reid could find himself out as the longest-tenured head coach in the league.
Possible Replacement: Dom Capers, Defensive Coordinator, Green Bay Packers
Philadelphia could easily go with a veteran replacement on the defensive side of the ball, should it make the decision to let Reid go following the season. If the Eagles were to do that, Capers would probably be the best choice.
While the longtime defensive coordinator in multiple NFL stops hasn't had success as a head coach, he would bring stability in terms of both experience and leadership. Capers has led nine top-10 defenses in his extensive coaching career, including with the Packers in both 2009 and 2010.
The one thing stopping many people from talking about Capers as a viable head-coaching candidate is his 48-80 career record in that position with both the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans.
Winston Moss, Assistant Head Coach, Green Bay Packers
Perry Fewell, Defensive Coordinator, New York Giants