Andy Reid: Is He Still the Big Man for the Philadelphia Eagles?

Jim ReedContributor IApril 12, 2017

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In light of the recent news of the Eagles announcing that Mike Vick is now deemed as the starting quarterback for the franchise, I had to stop and think for a moment.

This does not seem like Andy Reid.  As a matter of fact, in the past year or so, he hadn’t seemed like himself when it came to football operations.

Maybe after 10 seasons the stress is finally getting to him... Nah, that can’t be it.

However, why would a man that put so much faith in his QB (and his decision making) year after year sit down and tell the world that Kevin Kolb is healthy and will be the starter against the Jaguars this week, only to turn around two days later and say that he changed his mind?

Could he have really changed his mind that quickly?

Of Course!

Could someone have told him that starting Kolb was not a good idea?


Was Andy Reid told to keep Michael Vick in the game as the Starter?

Now, there is a possibility

When you sit and think about it for awhile, think about this: Over the course of his career in Philly, Reid had build a reputation of being an honest, "true to his word" type of man. He even made an oath with the media to never lie, and he would answer all questions as long as they respected the team's privacy.

During the offseason, Reid announced that McNabb was going to play with Philly in 2010. A few weeks late,r the tune changed to: “Teams are inquiring about all three quarterbacks.”

This is what to expect from Andy. The situation changed, and he kept the media abreast.

He then announced the trade of Donovan McNabb to the Redskins.  

I sort of expected this to happen. We had a promising young quarterback in Kolb. A certifiable back up in Vick and a quarterback with a few years left in the tank that was very attractive to almost every team.

However, this was Andy’s Boy. "The leader of our team," the best quarterback the Philadelphia Eagles have ever had.

Why would Andy have decided to turn his back on the best and first big decision that he had made as a head coach?

Perhaps it wasn’t his decision. Perhaps Andy has lost power amongst the Eagles brass. Or, perhaps he is desperate for that Super Bowl win.

There are a lot of “what ifs,” but I feel that there is a change of wind in Philly. Andy Reid is not acting like himself. Is he just desperate for the win, or is someone other then Andy making the personnel decisions for the team? And, If so, Who?