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Terrell Owens marked the beginning of the end for Andy Reid

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?

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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.