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Double Jeopardy Category: Rhetorical Quotes for $1000

“We consider ourselves the gold standard of the league”

“I’m confident in the guys we have”

“We have the best roster in the league”

“It starts with me.  I have to do a better job of putting players in position to make plays”





Gold Standard usually leads to a trophy from Tiffany’s.  The coach was confident in James Thrash, Todd Pinkston and Freddie Mitchell as the wide receivers. 


The best roster doesn’t give up 27 passing touchdowns and get spanked 58-14 in a two week span by a division rival.  I’m sorry sir, but you’ve been struggling to put players in the best position for 12 years now.


Listening to propaganda has never been one of my strong points.  Mr. G. Cobb himself has said on numerous occasions to watch what the Eagles do, not what they say.


This thought process takes me back to December 9, 2009.  This is the day the Eagles announced that Andy Reid signed a 3 year extension to remain their head coach.


The timing of this announcement couldn’t have been more perfect.  There were rumors about Reid’s extension early in the season, but after the Eagles lost to the lowly Raiders 13-9 October 13 it was quietly swept under the rug.


When Reid was extended, the Eagles had just come off a 34-7 win over the Falcons in Atlanta which was third straight win.  Michael Vick scored his first TD of the season, so it looked like Reid’s devotion to the Wildcat paid off.


The Eagles were also preparing for a game in the Meadowlands against the NY Giants (whom they defeated 40-17 earlier in the season).  Things were looking good in South Philly because the Birds were poised to win another NFC East title and possibly a bye week in the playoffs.


During the press conference for Reid’s extension, owner Jeff Lurie talked about the importance of stability in the organization.  Things haven’t looked to stable since the beginning of 2010.


We all know what happened two consecutive January weekends in Dallas.  After the Cowboys ended their rival’s season in embarrassing fashion, there has been a shift in power at the NovaCare complex.


Regardless of the recent extension and what has been said publicly, I believe Reid may be in danger of losing his job soon. Here are some reasons why Reid’s position as the Eagles’ head coach might be in jeopardy.

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