Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid's coaching seat is absolutely blazing right now. He has gone from one of the top head coaches in the NFL to a coach who is on the hot seat in just four short weeks. The Eagles front office went all out this summer to stockpile as much talent as they possibly can, and it has completely backfired due to poor playcalling and coaching.
Andy Reid brought in a legendary defensive line coach in Jim Washburn and his "Wide 9" technique. It's a style of defense that requires linebackers that can fight off blockers in order to make an impact against the run. The Eagles passed on a veteran and standout middle linebacker in the "Wide 9" technique in Stephen Tulloch, who signed for next to nothing in free agency.
Instead, the Eagles went with rookie fourth round pick, 235-pound Casey Matthews. Matthews lasted just two short weeks at middle linebacker before moving to the weak side and eventually to the bench.
Reid also decided this offseason to promote offensive line coach Juan Castillo to defensive coordinator. This move has proven to be the most costly of any coaching decision Reid has made, as the defense has no identity and has become incredibly soft.
The Eagles have a pivotal division matchup against the Washington Redskins in Week 6 that could either put the Eagles back into the NFC East race or destroy their season altogether. The Eagles have a bye week in Week 7. Bye weeks are a perfect time to fire a coach and promote an interim if the situation calls for it. A 1-5 start for a team that is horribly undisciplined would certainly call for it.