Before I give my opinions or solicit yours, let's be clear on what rumors are out there and where they're from.
I first saw the talk on Pro Football Talk.
They also report that people in league circles have said that John Gruden would be interested in the Eagles job if it were to come open.
Then AJ Daulerio of Philly Mag claims in a blog on the site to have sources close to Reid and the team.
In response that report from Philly Mag Jordan Raanan of Metro Philadelphia makes a pretty logical rebuttal...
I must say that Raanan has a good point. A real credible source close to Reid that has confirmed that he is ready to step down would likely be a juicy enough story to get a front page feature headline in the Inquirer, yet it ended up as a short blog post on Philly Mag's website.
Here's my take. I don't think there's any chance Reid steps down in the middle of the season, I'd be absolutely shocked if that were to happen. But I also think there's something more going on here. Case in point, Joe Banner is now answering questions about Andy's commitment to the team. Now, he's defending Andy but the fact that he's talking about it at all is out of character for the Eagles organization. Like I said I don't think Reid steps down during the year, but I do think there will be serious meetings between Reid, Lurie, & Banner after this year about whether he wants to remain as the coach and president of football operations of this team. In the end though, I do believe that the decision will be his. He won't be fired. If he wants to come back, he will.
So what do you all think? Does the old addage "where there's smoke there's fire" apply here? Is there anything to these reports?