For some reason, Andy Reid gets this reputation as a "high character man" (not to be confused with the "high motor man"). Nothing could be further from the truth. A glance at Andy's history reveals a man who is vicious and cowardly, throwing his long-time friends and associates under the bus for his own sins. And if you want to talk "violations," Garrett Reid bringing vials of anabolic steroids to camp at Lehigh certainly puts Chip Kelly's "indiscretions" to shame. At least Kelly is not a drug dealer.
In Reid, Philadelphia has been cursed with a man who is a true coward in every sense of the term. Look back at how he has scapegoated his associates throughout the years. Juan Castillo is a horrible coach, this is true. However, after backing himself into a corner by hiring assholejimwashburn and his ridiculous circus scheme, Reid had no choice but to put the unqualified Castillo at the helm of an incredibly shitty defense. Then Reid fires Castillo a few games into this horror of a season to replace him with the Bowels Movement. You can only imagine that exchange:
Lurie: You're fucking up, Andy. And you are very fat.
Andy: I've gotta do a better job.
Lurie: Fire juan of your incompetent staff. It doesn't matter which juan, I just juant someone to pay for this.
Reid: I'm a nutless coward with a wounded animal's instinct for self-preservation.
Lurie: Be that as it may--it's them or you, fatman.
Reid (to Roseman): Fetch me Castillo.
Reid's pattrn of cowardly me-first is seen in many other instances as well, but one notable example from this season is how he left Shady McCoy (arguably the only good player on this terrible roster) in to get badly injured in a meaningless game. Reid sacrificed Shady so that he could make a last minute attempt to save his fat hide.
His viciousness is seen in how he cut, savaged and devalued trusted vets because they wouldn't sign their insulting contract extensions. He and his henchman Banner did this many times throughout their reign of mediocrity.
Andy's "that one's on me" nonsense is hollow, empty bullshit. His history tells a much different story. Andy, Time's Up. Thank God.