Reid would certainly have been on the hot seat if the Eagles had blown their shot at the playoffs last year, but I don't buy this:
We saw what happened to veteran coaches, especially Super Bowl-winning coaches Jon Gruden and Mike Shanahan, after their teams swooned at the end of last season, unable to win a difference-making game down the stretch to reach the playoffs. And in Shanahan's case that 52-21 disaster at San Diego with a division title on the line was a defining, insurmountable blow.
Imagine if that had happened to Eagles coach Andy Reid in his team's regular-season finale at home vs. Dallas?
Imagine if Philadelphia had lost to Dallas 52-21? I think Steve Spagnuolo would be the Eagles' coach right now instead of residing in St. Louis. I think Reid would have been moved out after 10 seasons and that he would have regrettably moved on.
Always good to keep tabs on what those outside the bubble are saying, however.
The whole piece is worth checking out. Reid has some new quotes lower down.