Philadelphia Eagles: Defensive Consultant Snafu Sheds Bad Light on Andy Reid

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer IOctober 12, 2011

Andy Reid is NOT a happy man. (Getty images).
Andy Reid is NOT a happy man. (Getty images).Brody Wheeler/Getty Images

You know that Hollywood can't resist a good remake and there's a doozy brewing in Philadelphia.

Nothing spelled chaos and confusion like a good episode of the Three Stooges. Oh that Moe, Larry and Curly, they gave ineptness new meaning.

The new set for the remake is the headquarters of the Philadelphia Eagles.There are three great stand-ins for Moe and Larry and Curly, namely Jeffrey Lurie, Joe Banner and of course— Andy Reid.

The latest dose of Bumfoolery in Philly comes from Reid's denial of the now infamous "Defensive Consultant" report courtesy of Sal Palantonio of ESPN.

No one was able to find the search for said "consultant" in the Philadelphia Craigslist, but Palantonio started digging around and came up with Eric Mangini surfacing as the proposed Phantom Consultant.

Of course Reid huffed and puffed and blew that report down. What else would you expect? This is the same guy who took his offensive line coach and offensively made him a defensive coordinator.

If indeed Mangini was offered this inglorious gig, you can bet he said "no" faster than Reid can down a jelly donut. Mangini is in one of those dream scenarios where he's collecting his money from the Cleveland Browns and getting a good chunk of change from the worldwide leader in sports at the same time.

So how's Reid looking about now?

This one has "Three Stooges Episode" written all over it.

This entire 1-4 season has been one big Snafu.

In fact, in the terms of Richard Marcinko, the Rogue Warrior, this Eagles business has already passed SNAFU, passed TARFU and is headed rapidly for FUBAR (see Marcinko glossary).

If you test the Philly waters, you might get the feeling that Philly fans are gathering their pitchforks and preparing to set out for Andy.

All of this wasn't supposed to happen, by the way. This assemblage of talent was supposed to be sitting around 4-1 about now as opposed to the stark reality that is 1-4.

This is a mess manufactured by Banner and Reid and owned by Lurie.

Each passing day just keeps getting more ridiculous and Andy Reid just keeps looking worse.

It's all beginning to look like a classic Three Stooges Pie Fight, featuring Andy Reid.

Or should we simply call him "Curly?"

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