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Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Eagles Guy Said What? Did a double take when I read these remarks by Dave Spadaro on the Eagles Web site: "Pittsburgh stayed with Cowher despite back-to-back losing seasons and three straight years out of the playoffs. The Eagles, with Andy Reid entering his eighth season as the head coach, and with five playoff appearances in his pocket, seem to [be] one of the few teams in the league following such a plan." Uh, yeah. Most teams don't plan to have "back-to-back losing seasons and three straight years out of the playoffs."
OK, that's not what the Bird's in-house columnist really means. But what he does is also a head-scratcher: Eagles plan to stick with Reid even if the team stinks for a few years. Excuse me? Reid as executive VP for football operations is responsible for bad personnel moves. Cowher's simple title: head coach. Big difference.