The Andy Reid era had its moments, but has clearly overstayed its welcome. Reid has been a fine coach for most of his career, but even the best coaches can have expiration dates. Philadelphia is in desperate need of a change in leadership and it's sad to see the most successful era in Eagles history end like this.
However, with Reid and his coaching staff's firing seemingly inevitable at this point, the Eagles have a great deal of opportunity going forward. For 14 long years, Reid has established his culture and vision in Philly. But now that he is finally exiting, Jeffrey Lurie can install a new coach and build a new culture for his football team.
The Eagles roster, for all its disappointments, still has a great deal of talent—most importantly, young talent. Defensive players like Mychal Kendricks and Vinny Curry have bright futures, given the right coaching. And the offense still has explosive speed from top to bottom.
If the Eagles play their cards right and put together the right coaching staff, Philly can return to the playoffs within two seasons. These are the coaches they need to make that happen.