Time to end Reid/McNabb era
I’ve seen enough of the Andy Reid/Donovan McNabb era, with Sunday’s loss to the Giants the clincher.
The coach and quarterback have accomplished a lot since joining the Eagles in 1999, as much or more than any coach and QB in Eagles history.
But Sunday was the latest example of how frustrating things have gotten in Eagleville, and it’s time to split them up.
I still think McNabb is one of the better QBs in the NFL, one who can excel in the right offense with the right team. That could even happen with the Eagles under a new offensive philosophy.
I doubt Reid’s going anywhere, though, so I think it’s time for McNabb to move on and Reid to give Kevin Kolb a shot.
I do feel bad for McNabb because he’s asked to throw the ball 60-70 percent of the time, but he has subpar players to catch the ball.
The Eagles’ mediocre receivers, sans the electrifying and talented DeSean Jackson, couldn’t get open, were beaten to their spot and dropped balls in Sunday’s loss to the Giants.
Yet, Reid continues to rely on mediocre receivers in his passing offense. Absolutely maddening.
It’s doubtful Reid will change his offensive philosophy or bring in better receivers, but it’s clear change needs to be made.
So, put in Kolb and see what he can do. Maybe he won’t do any better. Maybe McNabb will prosper somewhere else.
Then the coach will have some real questions he’ll have to answer.
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