NFL Team Needs | Eagles Training Camp – Philly & Andy Reid At a “Crossroads”
By Ted Sundquist, TheFootballEducator.com
The Philadelphia Eagles are entering a “crossroads” season whether they want to believe it or not. Looking at the NFL for successful and stable organizations, your mind shifts to Jeffrey Lurie’s club as one of a handful that has remained steadfast in their results over the past decade. Andy Reid road the accomplishments of the Green Bay Packers in the mid to late ‘90’s to a head coaching stint that enters its 14th Eagles Training Camp and subsequent season. Reid’s Eagles have gone to the playoffs nine times the past thirteen years, including five NFC Championship games and a trip to Super Bowl XXXIX in 2004.
Coming up empty
For all of their consistent success, the Eagles have no hardware in their trophy case other than one George H. Halas prize as consolation for losing to the Patriots in Jacksonville, FL. One of the more underappreciated QB’s of his generation, Donovan McNabb, helped carry Philadelphia all those years they were knocking on the door. McNabb is gone, replaced by Michael Vick, and the Eagles haven’t won a playoff game since 2008.