Think about it. Do you want to see Andy Reid fired?
Or, would you rather see the Eagles’ Head Coach rebound from consecutive losses that were the result of poor play-calling and clock management and lead his team to a Super Bowl victory?
My guess is you’d rather see the latter.
However, that’s a perfect-world scenario, and the reality is that Andy Reid has mismanaged his team and out-thought himself for fourteen years.
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie has publicly stated that the Eagles’ performance under Andy Reid over the last few years has been unacceptable, which has lead many to speculate that Andy Reid’s job may be in jeopardy if the Birds don’t make a deep post-season run this year.
With the way things are for the team right now, it’s too early to wave a white flag and give up on the 2012 season. Nonetheless, the Philadelphia Eagles are currently 3-3 heading into their next game against an undefeated Atlanta Falcons team.
If they lose to the Falcons, the team could take a nosedive. If they win, the sky could be the limit. It’s safe to say this very well could be a make-or-break game that has an enormous impact on whether or not Andy Reid will return as the Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles next season.
What if they lose, though? What if the team ends up finishing 8-8 or worse?
Who could possibly come in and take Andy Reid’s place? Moreover, if that was to happen, would that coach be under orders to try to win with what he has or rebuild for the future?
There is no doubting that Andy Reid has what it takes to build and sustain a successful football team. The doubt is in regards to his ability to coach a team on game day, which is what will cost him his job if he is fired.
The following slideshow contains candidates who could replace Andy Reid if he loses his job after the 2012 season.
A little note: Tony Dungy and Bill Cowher are not on this list because they are not coming out of retirement.