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SBD/December 31, 2012/Franchises
Black Monday: Eagles Make It Official, Fire Andy Reid After 14 Years As Coach
Published December 31, 2012
END OF AN ERA: In Philadelphia, Rich Hofmann writes Reid is the “best coach in the history of the franchise,” but he “did not connect on an emotional level with the fan base.” Reid “simply coached well enough and consistently enough to raise their expectations to a place where they had never been.” Still, Hofmann writes it "is time," and Reid “deserves to be fired” after 8-8 and 4-12 records in the last two seasons. But Reid's replacement “has to know that the job is harder than the one Andy Reid took over in 1999 because the expectations are so much greater" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 12/31). Hofmann in a separate piece wrote Reid “will be remembered for being the best coach the Eagles ever had at the same time he is remembered for failing to win the Super Bowl” (PHILLY.com, 12/30).