Iron_Eagle_04, on 04 February 2013 - 07:33 PM, said:
I laugh at people who say stupid **** like this.
If the Eagles had fired Andy Reid after the Super Bowl loss, a coach who at that point had had five straight double digit win seasons, made the postseason five of six years as head coach including the Super Bowl and conferece title four times, they would have bee the laughingstock of the NFL and probably the entire country an Jeffery Lurie would probably have sold the team due to constant ridicule.
And by the way, Juan was garbage as a defensive coordinator, period. Firing him was irrelevant, he should never have been put there.
After the Super Bowl it was very clear to a lot of people that Andy could not get it done. Juan was not a garbage DC at all. If you believe that to be the case you are a FOOL, EMB legend or not. However, you are correct in saying that Juan should have never been put there if they were going to handicap his defense with the WIDE NINE and a **** DL coach.
I am sure Bucs fans thought they were crazy to get rid of Dungy.... But than, that turned out pretty well... Honestly, after the Super Bowl the Eagles never really performed the same again. Almost every decision he made after that point made the team worse. 2008 was a fluke. We got steam rolled so bad in the first half of the NFC championship game that an amazing second half couldn't do a thing about it.
I have wanted Andy Reid fired from the minute the Super Bowl was over So have a lot of other people here on the EMB and across the country. The two minute drill at the end of the super bowl alone was enough to get most coaches fired. He was never able to get this team to run a successful hurry up offense before or after that game. Than add in the fact that we have been screaming for a running game since the three headed monster was dismantled. Man some of you Reid lovers just love to smoke the fat mans ish.....
2000 the Giants shut us down in the div round by playing more physical football - Giants destroyed us 3 times that season.
2001 Lost to the finesse Rams in a close game NFC championship - Rams beat us 20 to 17 on opening day that season.
2002 the Bucs shut us down in the NFC Championship by playing more physical football - Eagles easily beat them during the season.
2003 Panthers just made fun of the Eagles in the NFC Championship game... Far more physical football team that week. - Eagles beat them during the season.
2004 Reached the Super Bowl - Pats beat us in the preseason and we lost the Super Bowl because of one of the worst two minute drills in the history of the game. I would argue that coaches to this day will use that game to teach kids how not to run a hurry up offense.
2005 Eagles finished 6 and 10 after starting 3 and 1 - If anything Andy should have been gone after 05 - Regardless of McNabb's Sports Hernia
2006 Eagles lost to the Saints 27 - 24 - The Saints beat us twice that season with the same score, the second loss came in the Div round...
Garcia was a great story though
2007 Finished 8 and 8 - Once again AR should have been let go at this point to say the least
2008 Finished 9 - 5 - 1 lost to the Cards in the NFC Championship game - The Eagles blew the Cards out by a score of 40 to 20 previously during the season.
At this point it is quite clear AR will not get it done his 4th NFC Championship loss should be more than enough.
2009 - 2012 has just sucked so I wont even go there.
Can you see the pattern here. Other coaches were able to react to the Eagles. If they lost in the regular season they won in the playoffs. But Andy Reid could never figure teams out. If he lost to a team in the regular season he lost in the playoffs as well. All I have to say is that good coaches make adjustments.... Andy Reid tried to adjust players to his system rather than adjust his system to the team he was playing against.
If there is one thing that is clear Andy Reid teams have always been predictable. Other teams can figure them out. How many times have you heard other teams claim that they knew what plays were coming.....
Andy Reid should have been released at several different points during his time here. I happen to feel that he should have been gone after the Super Bowl. Clearly you still had faith. Based on the Eagles record following the Super Bowl and how well the team fared in the playoffs, Andy Reid could have been fired at any time and it would have never mattered in the slightest. Heck we might have even won a Super Bowl with a different coach... I guess we will never know. But the one thing that remains clear is simply that Andy Reid teams have never really been able to beat the physical teams.... Even in 04 Pitt shut us down with a more physical team....