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After 12 seasons, nine postseason appearances, six division titles, five conference championship game appearances and one loss in Super Bowl XXXIX to the New England Patriots, Andy Reid is still the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Last year, the Eagles recorded the third-best rushing attack of any single-season team from 1993–2010, but Reid opted to get away from the running game in the playoffs.
And season after season, the Eagles have seen Reid make costly in-game decisions, none more evident than last year’s decision to only run LeSean McCoy 12 times during a loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Wild Card round after McCoy averaged 5.2 yards per carry during the season.
During Reid’s tenure in Philadelphia, he’s seen one franchise quarterback, Donovan McNabb, get traded to Washington, and another franchise quarterback, Kevin Kolb, was supposed to be the next face of the Eagles, but is now in Arizona.
And a man no one expected to become an elite quarterback again—Michael Vick—has become the man under center.
Year after year, Reid gets out-coached and his teams get outplayed during the most important games of the season. Many thought the Eagles were Super Bowl contenders last season. Many believe they definitely are this year.
Although 2011 is a different year, the Eagles' season is going to end the same way—with a loss in the postseason. As long as Reid is on the sidelines coaching the Eagles, don’t expect a championship in Philadelphia any time soon.