The end of the Andy Reid era


    This past Monday, after 14 years, Andy Reid was fired as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.  This season was particularly difficult for Reid and the team beginning with the death of Reid’s son during training camp and continuing with a series of painful losses resulting in a 4-12 record.   But during his tenure, Reid racked up some impressive records.  Under his leadership the Eagles went to the Superbowl in 2004, and won an impressive five NFC Championships and six NFC East championships.  He was named NFL Coach of the Year three times.  Yet despite being the team’s most winning coach, over the years Reid managed to frustrate both Eagles fans and the media with his questionable clock-management and play-calling as well as the controversial signings of players including Michael Vick and Terrell Owens.  So, as Philadelphia says good-bye to Andy Reid, we’ll talk about his legacy — on the field and in the locker room — with Comcast SportsNet’s RAY DIDINGER and Daily News sports columnist SAM DONNELLON.

    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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