Video The Face of Eagles Fans
Only now has he given up on Andy Reid? He's a very patient man.
Their brains are clogged with maple syrup.
Okay. Now rhyme something with "Asomugha".
We all suffer when pretty things are destroyed.
He's the Pillsbury Dough Coach.
Picture The State of Philadelphia Sports
The Sixers mascot is already in the water.
"Losing your job comes with the territory in the NFL," said Reid. "But in my case, the logistics do cause some additional worries. For example, I'd want to make a dignified exit if I lose my job, but what if I get stuck in the door frame? It's happened to me before frequently, in fact, and it can be pretty embarrassing."
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie admitted that Reid's size has helped him stay employed in the past.
"There are times before that I wanted to can him," said Lurie. "After we went 6-10 in 2005 and when we went 8-8 in 2007, in particular. But this franchise invested so much money on various lifts, scooters, specially-made chairs and furniture, floor reinforcement, doorway and hallway widening and the like to accommodate Andy's girth that it made sense to stick with him. But his time may be running out."
Yet while acknowledging that his team has played below expectations this season, Reid said his long-term situation in Philadelphia is ultimately his decision.
"What if I just sit in my desk recliner in my office and refuse to leave?" said Reid. "There's nothing they could do to get me out of there."
"At the end of the day, me being awful at what I am paid to do is on me," said Reid. "It might be easy to point the finger at someone else, but I'd probably even do that wrong."
Reid has failed to win a Super Bowl in his 13 seasons at the helm in Philadelphia, and has only led his team to one Super Bowl in nine playoff appearances. His offensive scheme, staff decisions, clock mismanagement and curious late-game decisions have routinely sabotaged the Eagles.
"It's almost mathematically impossible to go to one Super Bowl in nine tries. You know, there's a known football axiom about no one person winning or losing a game for a team," said Reid. "I am the exception that proves that rule. I can think of dozens of games that we would have won had I called in sick to work that day. I am truly dreadful."
They are showing amazing restraint.
When he wasn't so mature, he did press conferences bare-ass.