This already was a tough year for Reid before the Eagles even started playing games that count. Reid endured a devastating loss just weeks before the season opener when his oldest son, Garrett Reid, died during training camp after a long battle with drug addiction.
Lurie said that wouldn’t factor into his decision.
‘‘You are there to win and win big and you have to separate the two. All of the analysis will be on Andy Reid the coach,’’ Lurie said.
Still, it’s difficult to imagine a personal tragedy of that magnitude didn’t even affect Reid’s coaching. Lurie and Reid have had a close working relationship throughout their 14 seasons together.
Maybe Lurie lets Reid finish out his contract. It may cause a riot among the fans, but the city loves its Eagles and the stadium is always full.
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