Wednesday, July 29, 2015

McCoy: Andy Taking the Fall for Us

The Eagles can't avoid the inevitable issue of Andy Reid's presumed last home game Sunday after 14 years of coaching the team. They'd like to avoid it -- Reid said Wednesday he hasn't "gone there," and running back LeSean McCoy, when asked Thursday, first declared that he wasn't "thinking like that."

McCoy: Andy Taking the Fall for Us

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LeSean McCoy walks through the Superdome before the Eagles<br />played the New Orleans Saints on Monday November 5, 2012. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
LeSean McCoy walks through the Superdome before the Eagles played the New Orleans Saints on Monday November 5, 2012. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

The Eagles can't avoid the inevitable issue of Andy Reid's presumed last home game Sunday after 14 years of coaching the team. They'd like to avoid it -- Reid said Wednesday he hasn't "gone there," and running back LeSean McCoy, when asked Thursday, first declared that he wasn't "thinking like that."

But it bothers Reid's players that he is taking the fall for all of the disappointments of the past few seasons. McCoy said he feels that blame is miscast.

"If you sat here and tried to name 5 to 8 coaches that's better than coach Reid, I would like to hear it," McCoy said. "Coach Reid's a good coach. He gets blamed for everything. Sometimes you break down the film, break down the plays and the mistakes, how do you fault the coach for that?"

The answer there, obviously, is entailed in the response Reid always gives at his day-after news conferences: it's the coach's job to put players in the right positions to do their jobs, in Reid's case, to hire the right players, and then to have them prepared well enough that they don't screw up egregiously.

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"I guess people have their own opinions, their minds are made up. The thing about the team is, we know how good a coach he really is," McCoy said. "Whatever happens happens, but I'm behind coach Reid 110 percent. It's the players he's brought here together to play, they weren't a good enough group ... I don't think he should get blamed for the turnovers they caused or the blown (coverages)."

Offensive coordinator Marty Morhinweg said Reid has "Hall of Fame numbers."

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Special teams coordinator Bobby April said he failed to craft a scheme that played to his charges' strengths. "Maybe I've asked the guys to do something they're not capable of," he said.

April said there is a good chance Bryce Brown will return kickoffs this week, with LeSean McCoy returning at running back

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Marty Mornhinweg said that with just a few more practice reps, Nick Foles won't display the sloppy mechanics that led to his game-changing interception last Thursday against the Bengals.

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Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles said Nate Allen, supplanted as a starter, needs to be more vocal, more decisive.

Asked about Nnamdi Asomugha saying the season might have been saved had changes been made earlier, Bowles said if he knew that "I'd be sitting here with a turban and a crystal ball."

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