Is there anything to gain by firing Andy Reid before the season is over?
94WIP Audio Roadshow Producer / The School Philly@And_Porter
Yes---respect from your fan base.
The greater question is, is there anything to gain by NOT firing Reid? And the answer to that is no. By firing Reid now, you give the fan base what they want, and perhaps slowly begin to get the fans back on your side. Delaying the inevitable does no good for the Eagles, the fans, the players, or even Andy himself. It keeps the fans restless and angry.
After seven straight losses and a 3-8 record, change needs to occur. Put Big Red out of his misery, and let's honor him for the success he did have with this franchise over the past 14 years. Andy will not be here next season, so why keep him around for the final five games? Why torture the guy? Why torture us? For who? For what?
Let's turn the page. Time's ours.
CBS Philly Sports Editor@SpikeEskin
Not unless you think having Todd Bowles or Marty Mornhinweg as the Eagles head coach for the next five games is going to turn things around or help you build for the future.
Andy Reid has done a bad job this season and he's going to get fired because of it. But firing him now does nothing but placate the bloodlust of the fan base. Fans have a reason to be upset, and they have a reason to want a new coach. But firing Reid before the end of the season just puts someone even less qualified in the position.
Firing Reid also, to an extent, lets the players off the hook. Many of these players will be here next year, and I'm not prepared to give them the excuse that it was someone's fault other than their own.
It's more important than Jeffrey Lurie addresses the situation than simply firing Reid.
It's only give more weeks, we can make it. I'm mostly sure of it.