By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Eagles have officially fired head coach Andy Reid this morning. The Eagles will begin their search to replace their longtime head coach.
Reid was informed of Jeffrey Lurie’s decision on a Friday meeting with the owner. But it wasn’t until the Eagles 42-7 loss to the New York Giants that the word first started to come out about Reid’s imminent firing.
The long-time coach, who was hired by the Eagles in 1999, is expected to be one of six head coaches, possibly more, that will be fired today. It is being regarded as Black Monday around the league.
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The Eagles finished with a 4-12 record. This was their worse record under Reid.
In 1998 under Ray Rhodes, the team went 3-13. With the losing record, the Eagles received the No. 2 overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft.
The Eagles drafted Donovan McNabb. After Rhodes was fired, the Eagles hired Reid away from the Green Bay Packers.
Reid has already put a possible coaching staff together for his next destination, at least according to reports. He is not expected to become the next San Diego Chargers head coach.
He is expected to be the top choice with the Arizona Cardinals and the Jacksonville Jaguars should he want to coach next season. He may get additional interviews, as well.
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As the Eagles’ head coach, he went 130-93-1. During his tenure, he guided the Eagles to five NFC Championship Games.
The team also advanced to Super Bowl XXXIX during the 2004 season before losing to the New England Patriots.
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