I can’t say that I wouldn’t be unhappy with Andy Reid’s play selection Sunday if I were an Eagles fan. It’s interesting to read such fallout for the coaches of the winning team. Leave it to Whitlock to resort to name-calling. At some point that probably detracts from credibility in most people’s minds.
In a tight game the Eagles led for much of the day, Reid waited until the fourth quarter, until after Vick’s fourth interception, to realize he needed to feature McCoy. Vick threw the ball 56 times on a day McCoy averaged 5.5 yards per carry.
Andy Reid is a moron. I mean that. I don’t care how many regular-season games he’s won. Or maybe Reid wants Vick carried off on a cart so the Eagles can switch to a quarterback who can actually play the game from the pocket with some savvy.
All name-calling aside, I can’t say that I disagree with his other assessment. The Cleveland Browns were leaving T.J. Ward and Eric Hagg anywhere from about 12 yards to 17 yards deep to start plays. They absolutely were going to try and take away Vick’s long ball. Still, “moron” seems so permanent, doesn’t it?