The end looks like it is coming soon for Andy Reid in Philadelphia.
But not so soon that he will not make it to next Monday when the Eagles will host the Carolina Panthers in a game with both head coaches facing enormous pressure.
The Eagles lost for the sixth straight time on Sunday, getting pummeled 31-6 by the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field. There are no plans to fire Reid this week and end his 14-year run with the team prematurely, according to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News.
A high-ranking club source told Bowen that Reid will be in place a week from today for the Week 12 game. It makes sense because change during Thanksgiving week would not be ideal.
“We need to get ready for the Monday night game,” Reid said after the game when asked if he believed he would keep his job. “That's what we're going to do.”
Already without quarterback Michael Vick, who suffered a concussion last week, the Eagles lost running back LeSean McCoy in the final two minutes with a concussion. He had to be carted off the field.
This is unlikely to end in pretty fashion for the Eagles, who are now 3-7. Reid’s team won the final four games in 2011 to climb to .500 at 8-8 and seemingly secure his future for this season. The Eagles would have to mount some kind of turnaround at this point for Reid to see 2013.
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