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I know I'm in the minority here, but on the list of coaches I would fire, Andy Reid does not show up.
And if you're done yelling at me and calling me several awful names that would likely make me cry and have stuck around to even read this sentence, I'll continue.
Thanks, by the way.
While Reid has certainly had a bad season, I do not believe he has lost the team nor do I think there is someone available who could turn the team around more quickly than Reid. He knows how to win, he knows these players and the guys are 100 percent loyal to him.
Bringing in another coach might sound like an easy fix, but this isn't Madden. The coach must be able to communicate with the players in order to get the best out of them, and I believe Reid is the man for the job for the foreseeable future.
I'm not one to make excuses for poor performance, but just how productive would you be at the office after your son dies right before work starts? Oh, he just happened to die at your place of work, as well.
Personal tragedy on top of the incredible amount of injuries and Reid's past performance would lead me, were I Jeffrey Lurie, to bring Reid back for the next season.
So, who would I fire?
Howie Roseman, Marty Mornhinweg, Bobby April, Todd Bowles, Mike Caldwell and Howard Mudd.
Bowles just interviewed for Temple's head coaching job, so he might be gone voluntarily. Also gone voluntarily is Mudd, who has said he will retire following the season anyway.
That leaves Roseman, Mornhinweg, April and Caldwell on the chopping block.
Without getting too long-winded in explanation, I believe Roseman has taken on too much of the Danny Snyder-mentality behind building a team. And make no mistake, Roseman has been calling the shots for at least the past two years.
If you can watch Marty Mornhinweg call plays and not want him fired, you're not a person I want to know.
April doesn't strike me as a bad coach, and I believe he is in a no-win situation on a team which does not value special teams players. Still, he hasn't made the unit any better since he's gotten here and doesn't seem capable of plugging even the smallest holes anymore.
Caldwell is one that probably will cause some confusion—not just because his name hasn't been mentioned much, but because several fans likely don't even know his responsibilities on the coaching staff (he's the linebackers coach, by the way).
Caldwell was a decent linebacker in his day, but under his watch, we've seen Jamar Chaney take a step back and force a trade for a starting middle linebacker, Casey Matthews still can't play, Keenan Clayton never even saw any real time on defense, Brian Rolle couldn't make it all the way through his second season and Mychal Kendricks has regressed since the start of the season.