Philadelphia Eagles Wild-Card Reaction: How Andy Reid Denied Them of a Dynasty

January 12, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Philadelphia Eagles were looking for answers cleaning up the mess Ray Rhodes left behind in the decaying remains of Veterans Stadium in 1999. By hiring head coach Andy Reid, drafting Donovan McNabb, and avoiding the Ricky Williams dilemma dealt by the New Orleans Saints, the Eagles had a foundation set for a prosperous future. Twelve years later, the Saints have won one Super Bowl banner hanging high. The Eagles still have none.
 Fans reveling in the Sunday spirit from September to December know quite well that the Andy Reid era generated much excitement week after week. The efforts put out by McNabb and other perennial All-Pro players like Brian Dawkins, Troy Vincent, Jeremiah Trotter, Hugh Douglas, Duce Staley, Brian Westbrook, Jon Runyan, and David Akers were collective stalwarts leading the trenches in the dream of a Super Bowl title.
 Now that dream has passed a generation into a new decade. It feels more so like a nightmare and, Eagle fans cann...

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