Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Andy Reid received a contract extension from the Eagles this afternoon that will keep him coaching in Philly through 2013. Talks of this extension have been circulating for a while now, but now that it’s official I’m wondering how Eagles fans and DW readers will react.
Personally, I’m torn. On one hand, Andy has brought unprecedented success to the franchise during his time here, with playoff appearances having become a regular occurrence. The team has been near or at the top of the division nearly every year, and at times I feel like we are taking the coach for granted. On the other hand, however, he has consistently made the same mistakes and has never been able to bring the elusive Super Bowl title home. His inability to see the error in his ways (clock management, not running the ball, etc) can drive a fan crazy, but do his positive attributes outweigh these shortcomings? I want to say yes, but I don’t know if that would be the truth. I want the team to win, obviously, but I just don’t see Andy getting it done if he can’t change his ways. Hopefully I’m wrong - only time will tell.