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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Fans' silence was appropriate sendoff for Reid

There were some boos ... but not too many, considering that the Eagles' 27-20 loss had just dropped them to 4-11.

There were some "Andy Reid, Andy Reid" cheers ... but they were mostly near the Eagles' locker room, and hardly resonated.

Mostly, then, there was this at the end of what almost certainly was Reid's final home game as the Eagles' coach: Nothing.

And that said plenty.

“Listen, we have great fans,” Reid said afterward. “I've always said that we're kind of on the same page. When you stink, they let you know you stink. And when you're doing good. They're going to let you know you're doing good. I got it. I understand. I understand the situation. I appreciate everything.”
He will coach the Eagles one more time, Sunday in the Meadowlands against the Giants. Then, according to Jeffrey Lurie's preseason demands if not his promise, Reid will be gone.
“Those are good stories,” Reid said. “But when you are in the process of getting ready for a game, your mind doesn't go there --- especially a game like that, where it comes down to the last second. So that's not really where I am at.”
Not yet, anyway.
Check out my column on the situation, along with a story on the continuing mystery of Nick Foles and complete Eagles coverage (videos included)  in the Daily Times Monday and, as always, on


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