Well, Philadelphia Eagles fans may finally be getting their wish. After an ugly loss last night to the Dallas Cowboys, it is assumed that Andy Reid will not be coaching the Eagles after this year. This is the first five game losing streak during Reid’s 14 season tenure in Philadelphia. “Big Red” was given an ultimatum to take this team to the playoffs or it would likely be the end of the line for him with the Eagles organization. Sitting at 3-6, it doesn’t look likely that Reid and the Eagles will be playoff bound this year.
In addition, rookie quarterback Nick Foles played over half of the game. Starter Michael Vick did not get benched, however. He was taken out of the game due to the fact that he suffered a concussion in the second quarter. Foles didn’t play poorly, but he played about as well as you would expect a rookie coming into his first real game ever in the second quarter to play.
Foles went 22 for 32 for 219 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. The interception, however, was not his fault, as it hit off of DeSean Jackson’s hands, then off of a Cowboy defender and into the hands of another Cowboy defender. With that being said, Foles did make a terrible decision on a screen pass, but that interception was negated because of a penalty.
This week in Philadelphia is going to be interesting, to say the least. The typical drama regarding whether or not Andy Reid should be the coach is always going to be there. The discussion about who should be the starting quarterback was already there, as well. Now that Foles saw some live game action, the decision has to be made whether to continue with him as the starter once Vick passes the concussion tests or to reinsert Vick into the starting lineup.
I don’t think that it’s an overstatement or a leap in logic to say that this is the beginning of the end of the Andy Reid era in Philadelphia. It’s been a roller coaster ride, but Eagles fans can only hope they bring in a coach that can lead this team to a Super Bowl victory in the near future.