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Monday, November 14, 2011


          It is time to move on from Andy Reid. Long past time.

          Yesterday’s de-activation of DeSean Jackson for missing a meeting, though completely justified, was a harbinger of things to come. I’ll admit I saw very little of the loss to Arizona because I’d rather watch decent football around the NFL on RedZone, but what I saw was flat out ugly.

          Mike Vick threw another terrible interception. I know he was missing Jackson and, for portions of the game, Jeremy Maclin, but that had little to do with the interception. Whatever magic he found for 10 games last season is gone along with the myth that Philadelphia is where quarterbacks come to learn under Reid. Arizona is one of the worst defenses in the league, and held Vick to 128 yards passing.

          As much as the offense isn’t getting it done, 5 of the Eagles 6 losses have come when they started the fourth quarter with the lead. If anyone thinks that doesn’t go back to hiring the offensive line coach to run the defense, they’re just not paying attention. And, of course, Arizona was playing with a rookie quarterback who may have just supplanted another guy from Reid’s so-called quarterback factory, Kevin Kolb.

          Reid lost the fans long ago. Now, the problem with Jackson strongly suggests he’s losing the team after a season of smaller signs of that possibility popping up. The only question seems to be when will he lose his job.

          The dream is now 3-6 and even more done.

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