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Eagles Week 16 storylines: Reid's final home game?

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

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Eagles Week 16 storylines: Reid's final home game?

December 17, 2012, 11:00 am

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Three developing storylines leading up to the Eagles' Week 16 home matchup with the Washington Redskins:

Fond farewell?
The unavoidable truth is that Sunday’s game is almost certainly the last Eagles game Andy Reid will coach at the Linc. It’ll be interesting to see not only how the crowd treats the 14-year head coach but also how the events staff -- specifically, the people in charge of when and how often Reid is displayed on the video board -- handles the dicey situation.

Safety dance
Reid said Colt Anderson played well enough in the last games to keep his spot in the starting lineup, which makes sense since Anderson became the first Eagles safety in two years to have formidable back-to-back games. The question is: who sits? Will it be Kurt Coleman, who didn’t play poorly in the past two games simply because he didn’t play at all with a sternum injury, or will it be Nate Allen, who might have suffered too much wide nine long-term damage to revert to pre-wide nine form?

Three times the charm
The defense is 2-for-2 on showing up since the firing of defensive line coach Jim Washburn left coordinator Todd Bowles with complete autonomy over the gameplan. The defense in the past two games hasn’t resembled the one Robert Griffin III tore apart last month, when he completed 14 of 15 passes for 200 yards, threw four touchdowns and ran for 84 yards against the Eagles. Bowles has 10 days to conjure a more effective game plan this time around.

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