First FanPost. Go Easy, please.
I’ve been an Eagles
’ Fan since the Buddy Ryan days. It seems like there was always hope, back then. Then we stumbled through the Kotite and Rhodes era. I may have given up faith, but I never gave up hoping. Then, Andy Reid came into the picture, and we had another bad year, which is to be expected under a new coach, Doug Pederson and a rookie QB for the second part of the season. But then, we started winning 11, 12 even 13 times a year and made it to the Super Bowl. I thought maybe we have something here, even though I was aware of AR’s shortcomings and Mc5’s inconsistencies. But when I saw this team unprepared for the biggest game they’d ever played, I knew it was time for AR to go. He had taken them as far as he was going too and I’ve been thinking that for six long years now.
I still want AR to go. But I think he gives us our best hope next year. It may sound like a flip-flop, but I want AR and MM and even JC here next year. With the roster they’ll have, a lot of picks in the draft, a normal free agent period, OTA’s and a training camp whose new rules they’ve gone through once before, I’m willing to give the Fatman one more chance. Andy, you get a bye year from me next year. But if you leave me scratching/shaking my head, I’m all in after 2012 for you to be all out.