It was a move that nearly everyone expected to happen and we didn’t need to wait until Black Monday to hear the news.
Multiple reports are indicating that Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie informed head coach Andy Reid the team will be going in a different direction shortly after finishing their season off with another embarrassing loss. Philadelphia fell to the division rival New York Giants by a score of 42-7.
During the Eagles post game press conference, Reid seemed to accept that he would be moving on.
“I take complete blame for the year,” Reid told the media. ”There’ll be better days ahead. [Lurie has] always done what’s best for the Eagles, and whatever decision he makes will be the right one.”
Philadelphia will now begin their first head coaching search since 1999.
The 54-year-old Los Angeles naive hopes to coach in 2013 and he reportedly already has his eyes set on another team — the San Diego Chargers.
As for the Eagles, they are believed to be heavily interested in Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly will be the team’s top target during he coaching search; he has already had a meeting with the Eagles after Lurie flew to the University of Oregon to speak with the coach in the middle of the season.
Wherever Reid ends up and no matter where the Eagles turn next, this franchise needs a lot of work that plugging in a new head coach won’t accomplish.