According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, a source has told him that Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie will give head coach Andy Reid every opportunity to turn things around before he ends up firing him.
This could mean that Reid will be the Eagles’ head coach for the remainder of the season.
“Don’t see it before we’re eliminated. [Probably] not ’til the season is over,” an Eagles source conveyed via text message Sunday night. While the source doesn’t talk directly to Lurie, he is aware of the relationship between the owner and the coach and said earlier this season that he’s confident that Lurie wouldn’t act capriciously.
Still, it’s pretty clear to many in the organization that Lurie is not going to back down from his declaration before the season that Reid would have to improve upon last year’s 8-8 performance to keep his job. After falling to 3-6, the Eagles would have to win six of seven for a simple improvement. In the face of a five-game losing streak, the longest of Reid’s career, that kind of run seems unlikely.
No matter what, with the Eagles sitting at a 3-6 record, Reid is all but fired.