There is little doubt the Philadelphia Eagles will look for a new head coach when February 2013 rolls around. But CSN Philly's Reuben Frank knows owner Jeff Lurie won't be pulling the trigger on firing coach Andy Reid before the end of the season:
Where fans see a team that seems to have fallen apart, Lurie sees a coach who's reached the playoffs nine of the last 12 years. Where fans see botched moves and failed gambles, Lurie sees a coach thinking outside the box and looking for creative solutions. Where fans see a coach who keeps muttering the same cliches at his press conferences every day, Lurie sees a man whose outlook remains consistent, no matter how well or poorly his team is playing.
Frank wrote the two have "developed a unique relationship between owner and coach. There is a bond there that a couple bad seasons in a row or a five-game losing streak can't break."
The Eagles, which were dubbed the NFL's "Dream Team" before the 2011 season, are 3-6 this season with a high-priced roster. After starting the season 3-1, Philadelphia has lost five games in a row.
Philadelphia is coming off a 38-23 loss to Dallas, which had lost two in a row before the victory. The Eagles stayed in the game but allowed 21 fourth-quarter points to help seal the game for the Cowboys.
The Eagles and Reid will try to snap their losing streak Sunday when they travel to play the Washington Redskins (3-6).