Marty must goEagles coach Andy Reid promised changes heading into Sunday's game, and he certainly delivered. Aside from the demotions of tight end L.J. Smith and linebacker Omar Gaither, Reid also made a little halftime switch that's drawn some attention.
Now it's time for one more move: take the play-calling away from Marty Mornhinweg. Whatever loyalty Reid feels he owes Mornhinweg as a fellow former college and pro assistant and Mike Holmgren disciple has long been repaid. At the expense of the Eagles.
It's time to cut the cord.
Mornhinweg has proven he is incapable of helping an NFL team win. His quarterbacks and skill players may put up gaudy numbers - Donovan McNabb, Jeff Garcia and Steve Young had Pro Bowl seasons for him - but winning is what counts in the NFL. And Mornhinweg has a track record of failure.
In his last two seasons as offensive coordinator in San Francisco, the 49ers went 10-22 - before a 12-4 season after he left to become the head coach in Detroit.
The Lions then went 5-27 under Mornhinweg, giving him the worst winning percentage of any Detroit coach to last a season. He was the worst coach for perhaps the worst NFL franchise ever. And he's all ours. . . .
The offense's failures are not all on McNabb - or Kolb. Mornhinweg and his play-calling sit at the core of the Eagles' offensive woes. It's time for someone else to call the shots.
Cubs vs. SoxWell, President-elect Barack Obama continues to show the world that his sports fandom was not an act just to get on SportsCenter. At yesterday's briefing, reporters were separated into Sox and Cubs sections. In today's briefing, a reporter was singled out for an apology as he, a devoted Sox fan, was accidentally placed into the Cubs section. Good save.