PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With most of the 2011 season still to play, frustrated fans are already vocally calling on the Eagles to fire their head coach. The Birds’ loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday was their fourth loss in a row, bringing the team’s record to an abysmal 1-4.
A small group of fans even set up a protest across Pattison Avenue from the entrance to the Nova Care Complex on Monday.
“It’s disgusting,” said John Rodio of Hammonton, N.J. who used two trees to hang a sign calling for Reid’s ouster. “It’s the same thing year after year.”
At his Monday press conference, Reid did not have many answers for fans when Eyewitness News asked him what he’d say to those who are frustrated.
“I completely understand. I understand that,” he said. “I think myself and the coaches and the players, we’re going to work our tail off to get it right. And that’s what we’re going to do.”
“‘Got to do better.’ Please,” said Paul Rodio, who was also protesting. “He just makes the same decisions every week.” The Rodios say they’ll be back week after week until the Eagles front office management gets the message.
Fans at nearby Chickie’s and Pete’s were not any more sympathetic.
“If guys don’t look like they’re showing up to play, it’s got to come on the coach,” said Chris Myers from Ridley Township. “Somebody’s got to go.”
“(It’s) awful. I don’t want to watch another game, honestly,” said Mike Moors from Collingdale.
“Andy Reid has to go. No doubt about it,” said Ellen Tenuto from South Philadelphia. “He’s a failure.”
Reported by Ben Simmoneau, CBS 3