The Philadelphia Eagles are failing to meet expectations for the second-straight season, and Andy Reid's future with the team is starting to take center stage. The Eagles are out to a 3-4 start despite a slew of high-profile stars. John Gonzalez of CSN Philly thinks comments made after the team's latest loss to the Atlanta Falcons may lead some to believe that Eagles players have quit on coach Reid.
Reid and his players were embarrassed after Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan led Atlanta to a 30-17 win in Philadelphia. The coach was about his players after the game:
But back to the language so many of them, including Reid, used after the game. When you toss around words like "embarrassing," reporters tend to follow up. Reid was asked whether he was concerned that his team is no longer "responding" to him. It was a fair question given the circumstances.
"I take full responsibility for that performance right there," Reid said. "So however you write it or perceive it, it’s my responsibility to make sure they play better."
The Eagles will try to get back on track when they face the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football in Week 9. The Saints have had their own struggles, as a they fell to 2-5 after a 34-14 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday night. Despite the record, New Orleans does still pose a threat with a high-powered offense led by quarterback Drew Brees.