Andy Reid's Future: Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach an Underdog to Return

Jeff GrantContributor IOctober 10, 2011

PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 18:  Head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles watches his team play against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the preseason game on August 18, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles are 1-4 on the season and the "Dream Team" moniker should never be used on a professional sports team again.

Example: The 2010-11 Miami Heat and 2011 Philadelphia Phillies that fell short.

Oddsmakers are starting to weigh in on the issue and actually favor Eagles head coach Andy Reid (-140) not being on the sidelines next season, which is pretty shocking for the longest tenured coach in the NFL.

It's certainly not all of his fault for the Eagles are an underachieving team, or that his team ranks tied for last in turnover margin at minus-10 with the Pittsburgh Steelers, which happens to be double of any other team.

There's still time to turn things around, considering the team has the third-best offense in the NFL—averaging 445.6 yards per game, while dropping its first four of five games by an average of less than a touchdown (6.25 points per game).

The betting odds are also in favor of the franchise not even finishing with a winning record, as bettors would have to lay $350 to win a $100 with that proposition wager.

Of course, things could turn around, but the City of Brotherly Love is reeling.

It was bad enough that its beloved Philadelphia Phillies—everyone's pick to win the World Series—happened to get knocked out of the first round of the MLB playoffs, but now this.

It's a rough gig being a high-profile NFL coach. Perhaps that's why Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden are still doing television.

If Andy Reid isn't safe, who is?