Tuesday, January 1, 2008

the QB or the COORDINATOR has got to go

In one breath Monday, Andy Reid talked about thoroughly evaluating the Eagles during the offseason, about looking at everything from “A to Z.”

A few minutes later Reid completely avoided questions about his coaching staff and the changes he might make there.

That was notable for Reid is perplexed by the Eagles’ inability to turn big yardage resulting in lofty offensive records into points.

It’s the responsibility of Reid and coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who for all of their X’ng and O’ng, put the Eagles in position to score more than 17 points in just five of 16 games.

For Reid, there’s a fundamental issue that must be resolved here; change the type of plays called or change the quarterback.

That the Eagles stuck with a script the still unhealthy Donovan McNabb clearly was uncomfortable with is an indictment of the coaching fraternity.

Trying to teach a 31-year-old quarterback with a knee that never will be the same new tricks is one thing.

Trying to run an ineffective red zone offense over and over and over is exactly what got head coach Brian Billick canned by the Baltimore Ravens, and rightfully so.


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