(PHILADELPHIA) — After 14 seasons, the Philadelphia Eagles have fired head coach Andy Reid.
Reid was hired back in 1999 and is the team’s all-time leader in coaching wins. During his time with the Eagles, he won six NFC East titles, appeared in five NFC Championship games, and appeared in one Super Bowl. But since appearing in the Super Bowl back in 2004, the team had been on a slow and steady decline.
“Andy Reid won the most games of any head coach in Eagles history and he is someone I respect greatly and will remain friends with for many years to come,” Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. But, it is time for the Eagles to move in a new direction. Coach Reid leaves us with a winning tradition that we can build upon. And we are very excited about the future.”
Despite massive expectations placed on the team the past two seasons, the Eagles went just 12-20 from 2011-2012.
Aside from disappointments on-the-field, it was a tumultuous year for Reid off-the-field as well. At the start of training camp, Reid’s oldest son, Garrett, died after a long battle with drug addiction.
During his time with the Eagles, Reid went 130-93-1.
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Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com