Lurie says Reid will return to Eagles
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie says coach Andy Reid will return for his 14th season in Philadelphia, though he left open the possibility for changes on the coaching staff.
Lurie called this 8-8 season the "most disappointing" of his ownership. He also used words like "dismal," ''unfathomable," ''ludicrous," and "terrible" to describe it.
Reid has led the Eagles to nine playoff appearances, six NFC East titles, five conference championship games and one Super Bowl loss in 13 seasons. Lurie says he considered Reid's track record, both long-term and short-term, and his intangibles when deciding to keep him.
Team president Joe Banner and general manager Howie Roseman also will return. Lurie says Reid has final say on all moves, and will decide whether to make changes on his staff.