Vick Playing Tired

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick a...

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

THE EAGLES retired No. 5 last night. They won’t be retiring No. 7 any time soon.

Maybe Michael Vick tried too hard on the night of his mentor’s immortalization.

Maybe he wanted to impress Andy Reid, the best coach he ever had, the man who afforded Vick redemption.

Maybe he was just tired, playing his third game in 11 days at the most frenetic offensive pace in NFL history.

Maybe he was just due for a vintage Vick implosion.

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Chiefs Fire Andy Reid After 0-2 Preseason Start

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Kansas City Chiefs parted ways with Andy Reid today.  The firing comes just more than seven months after he was hired to be the team’s head coach and after just two exhibition games.

“Andy was hired to make us a winner,” said Chiefs president Mark Donovan.  “We weren’t looking to rebuild here for a few years.  We feel we have the talent to win now.  We made that very clear to Andy and he understood that an 0-2 record simply wasn’t in line with our goals.”

Read more:  http://www.sportspickle.com/2013/08/chiefs-fire-andy-reid-after-0-2-preseason-start

Andy Reid Takes Over In Kansas City

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

KANSAS CITY, Mo.Andy Reid pulled up to Arrowhead Stadium in a black SUV on Friday, stepped out of it wearing a dark suit and red tie, and walked briskly toward the doors of the Kansas City Chiefs‘ home.

His new home, as it turned out.

Just a few hours later, Reid officially became the coach of the Chiefs.

Reid was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs just four days after being fired by the Eagles.

The longtime Philadelphia Eagles coach signed a five-year deal, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the terms of the contract.

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/sports/football/mc-andy-reid-chiefs-contract-20130104,0,6936586.story

Reports: Reid To Be Named Cardinals Coach

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Andy Reid is reportedly on his way to becoming the Arizona Cardinals next coach.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday that “it is a done deal” and KTVK-TV in Arizona reported that Reid is “very close” to being named the Cardinals’ coach.  ESPN also reported that there is a “95 percent” chance that Reid will be hired by Arizona.

Read more:  http://www.mcall.com/sports/football/eagles/mc-andy-reid-cardinals-20130101,0,681906.story

Philadelphia Eagles Fire Andy Reid

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PHILADELPHIA — Andy Reid‘s worst coaching season with the Philadelphia Eagles ended today after 14 years when he was fired by owner Jeffrey Lurie, who said it was time “to move in a new direction.”

The dismissal came one day after Reid and the Eagles were humiliated 42-7 by the New York Giants and ended their season at 4-12.

“Andy leaves us with a winning tradition that we can build upon.  And we are very excited about the future,” Lurie said in a statement released by the team.

The team pushed back a scheduled noon EST news conference to 1 p.m.

Read more:  http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=439812

Report: Eagles Coach Andy Reid Will Be Fired

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Andy Reid is out after 14 years coaching the Philadelphia Eagles, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press following today’s 42-7 season-ending loss to the New York Giants.

Reid is scheduled to meet with owner Jeffrey Lurie on Monday to discuss his future and an official announcement will come afterward, according to one person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because a final agreement hasn’t been reached.  That person says there’s a chance Reid might remain with the team in some capacity.

Reid is due to make $6 million in 2013 in the final year of his contract.  He said he wants to coach next year, but it’s possible Lurie could persuade him to take a season off and perhaps help out in the front office in an “advisory” role.

Eagles spokesman Derek Boyko denied several reports that Lurie has already fired Reid, saying it’s “absolutely, 100 percent” untrue.

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Turnovers Plague Eagles In Loss To Cincinnati

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PHILADELPHIA – Following a one-game flirtation with competence, the Philadelphia Eagles got back to doing what they do best Thursday night.

That is, they couldn’t get out of their own way in another embarrassing defeat, this one a 34-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Lincoln Financial Field.

Making this one even more disgraceful was that the Eagles (4-10) were ahead late in the third quarter before the wheels came off in a dumbfounding series of turnovers that led to 24 Cincinnati points in 31/2 minutes.

Leading by three and in position to extend the advantage and win their second in a row after losing eight straight games, the bumbling Birds instead turned the ball over four times in the next six minutes to match their season high with five giveaways.

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Eagles Stun Bucs In Thrilling Finish

Editor’s note:  It’s about time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TAMPA, Fla.— The most puzzling Philadelphia Eagles game of the season was a tale of two comebacks, with some old-fashioned, fourth-quarter desperation providing the fuel for a 23-21 victory over the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Rookie quarterback Nick Foles hit Jeremy Maclin with a 1-yard scoring pass on the game’s final play from scrimmage as the Eagles (4-9) broke an eight-game losing streak and came away with perhaps their most improbable win in decades, considering what happened immediately after Damaris Johnson fumbled away a punt return early in the third quarter.

Leading 10-0 and dominating on defense, the Eagles temporarily lost their fighting spirit after that play, and the Bucs (6-7) responded with three touchdowns for a 21-10 lead.

But Foles and an offense that was stifled on the ground all day pulled it back together and pulled one out with two late touchdowns sandwiched around a crucial defensive stop.

Read more:  http://www.mcall.com/sports/football/eagles/mc-eagles-bucs-1209-20121209,0,1262341.story

Chaos Now Defines Reid’s Final Days – Eagles Lose To Cowboys

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Eagles are gripped now by chaos.  There is no other way to look at it.  With four games remaining in a down-spiraling season, just hours after a late-night loss in Cowboys Stadium, they abruptly fired defensive line coach Jim Washburn, apparently telling him not to let the door hit him in the wide-9 on the way out.

In the midst of an eight-game losing streak, they now have fired a defensive coordinator (Juan Castillo), a defensive end (Jason Babin), a defensive line coach (Washburn) and, just for fun, a couple of front office executives.

As it turns out, even Nixon’s final days were more orderly than Andy Reid’s.

Read more:  http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/hofmann/Chaos-now-defines-Reids-final-days.html

Andy Reid names Nick Foles the starting quarterback for remainder of season

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Report: Andy Reid could become next Dallas Cowboys head coach

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Eagles Deny Report Of Conflict With Vick

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick a...

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PHILADELPHIA – Michael Vick still hasn’t passed his concussion recovery test and remains out, but the Philadelphia Eagles strongly refuted reports of a rift between the quarterback and the team over the issue.

An ESPN report Friday said Vick believes “politics are entering the equation” in his bid to get back on the field as the team plays rookie quarterback Nick Foles, who will start a third straight game Sunday night against Dallas.

“There’s nothing to that,” said head coach Andy Reid, who said he has talked to Vick about the matter.

Head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder confirmed that Vick on Friday failed the ImPACT test that measures cognitive brain function for a third time this week, but said the team believes it has figured out why Vick reached a “plateau” in phase four of the five-phase recovery protocol.

Read more:  http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=432499

Eagles Lose Seventh Straight Game

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Philadelphia Eagles have now fallen to 3-8 after being dominated by the Carolina Panthers at home.  You could hear booing when the clock ran out.  The final score was 30-22.

The Panthers outscored the Eagles in the first and fourth quarters.  The Eagles only outscored the Panthers in the second quarter.  Both teams scored 7 points in the 3rd quarter.

I am sure Andy Reid will take “full responsibility” for another loss.

 

Craptastic Eagles Host Carolina Pathers On Monday Night Football

Eagles Brace For Hostile Home Crowd (be afraid, be very afraid)…

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MONDAY NIGHT Football.” A six-game losing streak. The Andy Reid era sputtering to a ragged close, with Jon Gruden right there in the broadcast booth, analyzing the proceedings.  In the 2-8 Carolina Panthers, an opponent that provides the potential for what would have to be the worst Eagles loss in a season defined by them.

People around the team are worried about an ugly scene at Lincoln Financial Field.

“It might be a little hostile,” said tight end Brent Celek, who is as much a part of the community as anyone on the team.  “The fans, they could be rowdy, which we’re all fine with.  We’ve got to be ready for it . . . Most important, we’ve just got to worry about our own job, what we’re doing, and everything else should take care of itself.”

Read more:   http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/playbook/20121126_Eagles_brace_for_hostile_home_crowd.html

Cheap Seats For Eagles Games As Birds Swoop Low

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

WILL WORK FOR TWINKIES———>

Get your hot dogs, get your cold beer, get your bargain-basement Black Friday ticket prices for Philadelphia Eagles games.

That’s what former Bethlehem resident and Navy diver Nolan Tombler found when he returned to the Lehigh Valley recently for his first Thanksgiving visit in years: The low-flying Birds are delivering low ticket prices for their remaining home games.

Stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Tombler admitted he’s taking a vacation in reverse of the usual kind for Lehigh Valley residents, who might fly to Hawaii in the winter (or wish they could). But when you live in the tropics and haven’t been home for Thanksgiving in a long time, the trip makes sense, the Freedom High grad said.

Tombler discovered Eagles tickets are available for $30 a pop or less, and he couldn’t resist rounding up relatives and old friends for a trip south to Lincoln Financial Field.

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http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-eagles-cheap-seats-20121123,0,2257017.story

Andy Reid’s Exit Is Now Imminent

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LANDOVER, MD - Never in anyone’s wildest imagination could the end of the Andy Reid era as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles have gone down like this.

Anyone who says they saw it unfolding this way is lying or insane or both. Probably both.

What we’re seeing with this team is not to be believed. The Eagles have become the NFL’s version of Monty Python‘s dead parrot, bereft of life, an EXXXXX!!!!!-football team.

They have gone from not being able to pull a couple close ones out at the end to not even being competitive.

Read more:  http://www.mcall.com/sports/columnists/fierro/mc-eagles-fierro-column-1118-20121118,0,5637049.column

Eagles Reach A New Low Under Andy Reid

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To be an Eagles fan is to be an expert in disappointment, a connoisseur of dashed hopes.

The team has suffered almost every flavor of defeat in Andy Reid‘s final season.  There was the shocking blowout in Arizona, the near-miss in Pittsburgh, the collapse against Detroit, the whipping administered by Atlanta, the failed gut-check in New Orleans.

But this one? This cruel beatdown at the hands of the hated Dallas Cowboys was a rare blend, indeed.  In an absolute must-win situation, the Eagles reached out for the faint sweet glimmer of hope, only to have it cruelly snatched away and replaced by the most bitter of defeats.

There was hope in the form of rookie quarterback Nick Foles, who led the team on two third-quarter scoring drives to take a 17-10 lead.  There was hope in the sudden competence of a defense that had been AWOL for the previous three-and-a-half games.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20121111_Eagles_reach_a_new_low_under_Andy_Reid.html?mr=1&submit=Vote&oid=1&178713011=Y&pid=178713011&cid=8500281

Les Bowen: Eagles’ Lurie Can Blame Himself For This Wasted Season

Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles owner, afte...

Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles owner, after the Eagles’ training camp, Aug. 3. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

NEW ORLEANS - If this Eagles season continues to go south, straight past the point of no return – which could happen tonight – I say it’s Jeffrey Lurie‘s fault.

The team chairman has been trying to have it both ways with head coach Andy Reid, and in the process he has all but ensured this will be Reid’s last season.

We all wondered last January what the effect would be of Lurie publicly putting Reid on the clock.  We wondered again in August, when Lurie underlined it in red: “substantial improvement,” or new coach.

We don’t have to wonder about that effect anymore.  We’re seeing it on the field.  Lurie has diminished Reid as a leader and forced the coach to fly by the seat of his pants, instead of being able to address the long-term best interests of the franchise.  A coach who felt he had job security might have pulled the Nick Foles lever by now. A coach who felt he had job security might have bitten the bullet and jettisoned Juan Castillo at the end of the 2011 season, instead of trying to jerry rig a Castillo-Todd Bowles marriage, then annulling it the moment he caught a whiff of last season’s problems, leading to defensive chaos against Atlanta last week.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20121105_Les_Bowen_.html

Coroner: Garrett Reid, Son Of Eagles Coach Andy Reid, Died From Accidental Heroin Overdose

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Northampton C...

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Northampton County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Easton, PA – An accidental heroin overdose killed Garrett Reid, the son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, a coroner said Thursday.

Northampton CountyCoroner Zachary Lysek said a toxicology test confirmed the presence of heroin in Garrett Reid’s body.

Investigators revealed they found a used syringe and spoon in his room, along with a gym bag filled with dozens of syringes and needles, many of them unopened.

“We are confident today that Mr. Reid’s death was the result of a self-injected lethal dose of heroin,” District Attorney John Morganelli said at a news conference in Easton.

Reid was found dead in his dorm room early on Aug. 5 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, where he was assisting the team’s strength and conditioning coach during training camp.

Read more:  http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=421805

Philadelphia Eagles Fire Defensive Coordinator Juan Castillo

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles' coach, after t...

Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, after the Eagles’ training camp in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid fired defensive coordinator Juan Castillo today, two days after the team blew another fourth-quarter lead, and replaced him with secondary coach Todd Bowles.

The team announced the move a day after Reid said he would “look at everything” following a 26-23 overtime loss to Detroit, when Philadelphia (3-3) couldn’t hold at 10-point lead in the final five minutes of regulation.

Read more: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=421292

FIRE THIS MAN ————————————————->

Eagles Give Fans Plenty To Talk About During Bye Week

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Andy Reid 080805-F-9429S-131 crop (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Disappointing.  Bad.  Disgusting.  Sickening.  Horrible.

Take your pick.  All of those words, and some not fit for a family newspaper, were used in the Eagles’ locker room to describe what happened Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.

Don’t worry about the upcoming bye week creating a void of Eagles conversation around this city that has its emotional heartstrings wrapped firmly around this often exasperating franchise.

Every year, there is one loss that resonates with the “Fire Andy!” crowd long after the game is played and torments the team into the holiday season when it is time to sort out playoff berths, byes and home-field advantage.

Read more:  http://www.mcall.com/sports/columnists/groller/mc-groller-eagles-lions-game-1014-20121014,0,4327232.column