Philadelphia Eagles Bring Back Andy Reid For The 2012 Season

Andy Reid's Job is Safe..

If there was any doubt, there won’t be anymore, as the Philadelphia Eagles announced earlier today that head coach Andy Reid will be returning for the 2012 season, following a playoff-missing (8-8) season.

Jeffrey Lurie made it clear to the media that Reid’s job was totally secure going into next season, but hinted at the possibility that there could be changes to other branches of the coaching staff. Lurie held nothing back and was honest with reporters, claiming that this was the most disappointing season since he has owned the Eagles, and that what happend in 2011 was totally unacceptable. After laying down strong words in regards to the Eagles performance not only at the beginning of the season, but also in regards to missing the playoffs, he lightened up and talked about the decision to bring Reid back,

“Andy Reid not only has the love of his players and their respect, but he also has the fire in his belly to be the best. You’ve got to have the anger. You’ve got to have the motivation, the dedication, and the focus and the talent. My answer to those questions is yes. That’s why I want to see our team coached by Andy Reid next year, and I can’t wait to see that team play. There’s no doubt in my mind, if our focus is on trying to win a championship next year, the best coach for that is Andy.”

Team president Joe Banner and general manager Howie Roseman will also be returning, one year after bringing the best free agency class to Philadelphia in team history. The additions of Nnamdi Asomugha and Jason Babin can directly be attributed to Roseman and Banner’s combined efforts during the off-season, and they have been great with keeping and brining talent to the Eagles.

Reid has two-years remaining on his current contract, and Lurie gave no indication of an extension or goal other than to win a Super Bowl. Philadelphia will likely have a very defense-focused draft and have a full off-season to practice and prepare, something that the Eagles didn’t have this last year.

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