Terrell Owens marked the beginning of the end for Andy Reid

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Philly.com Sports: Marcus Hayes believes that the downfall of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid began with the decision to acquire Terrell Owens. Do you agree with this assessment?

It began with the acquisition of Terrell Owens.

It continued with the drafting and re-signing of receiver DeSean Jackson, the signing of cornerback Asante Samuel, the disloyalty to safety Brian Dawkins, the hiring of Jim Washburn.

After spending his first 5 years building a foundation of players and coaches of concrete character and solid talent, Eagles coach and football operations czar Andy Reid allowed himself to hire a handful of low-character, high-output prima donnas.

Read more from Hayes on the theory at Philly.com Sports.

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