Munboy wrote:flotsamnjetsam wrote:A coach is only as good as his last game. I bet Eagles fans weren't complaining when he led them to the Super Bowl or 3 straight championship games. Then when they didn't win the Super Bowl in any of those years some people blame the coach instead of blaming the players or giving the other team credit. The Eagles lost to the better team. End of story.
Oh, I dont disagree with you at all. Reid is a good coach and has kept Philly competitive for a long time. I also agree that the better team won. NO overcame timely turnovers to win, and that was on the philly players who were on the field.... but you have to admit, punting the ball away with less than 2 minutes and 2 timeouts (no matter the yards to go) was a bit of a head scratcher move.
Do you possibly think that the odds of stopping them from getting a 1st down were better than the odds of converting a 4th and 15? Its not like this was 4th and inches, or 4th and short. It was either one shot to get 15 yards or 3 shots to prevent 10 yards. Neither probably had good odds, but this was no black and white bonehead move.
That said, I agree wholeheartedly with others who said the best team won. I think criticizing Reid after the way this season ended is ridiculous. With McNabb and Lito healthy the Eagle might've been the better team, but what Reid did with an injury that should've killed the team's season, I don't think its fair to nitpick a decision between the lesser of two evils he made when in hindsight it didn't work. Let's face it, Reid goes for it, and the Eagles fail to get the 1st down, and we'd all be talking about why he didn't punt with 2 timeouts and give his defense a chance to step up instead of hoping for a miracle 4th and very long.