Andy Reid met the media this afternoon in the wake of his teams' 4th straight loss and amid growing anger from the fanbase.The questions were pretty familiar and so were the answers.
"Right now, there are a few things we need to take care of," Reid said. "We need to keep getting better at those things. Somewhere here, it's going to come together. In this league, you get a win and you hit on a couple of these things and you get yourself a win and we go from there."
Sorry, but "somehere here, it's going to come together" really isn't going to inspire confidence in a turnaround. I feel like I say this every week, but I'm not sure what I want to hear from Andy Reid in these press conferences... but it's something different than what he's doing now.
Prior to the season, Eagles owner Jeff Lurie said that another 8-8 season and no playoffs would be "unacceptable." To even get to 8-8 the Eagles would have to go 5-3 from here on out. To get a playoff spot, they could likely only one, maybe two more games. Does anyone have the impression that this is possible?
When asked about Lurie's warning directly, Reid says he's not concerned right now.
"You focus in on the job at hand. You don't get past that," he said. "You don't start going past and thinking about records, futures, and all those things."
Andy, you had better start worrying about things like your team's record and the future. Because if the record doesn't improve, there won't be a future.