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Week 6 Meltdowns Fire Up Hot Seats

Andy Reid, Eagles (3-3)

What has gone wrong? The Eagles haven't played like a .500 team for most of the season, with their three victories coming by a combined total of four points. Although the defense hasn't produced a sack during the past three games (which contributed to Castillo's ouster), the offense has frequently put that unit in a rough spot with an NFC-high 17 turnovers. Reid and his staff have proven unable to correct the mistakes being made by Vick, who has thrown eight interceptions and lost five fumbles.

In defense of: Reid is a proven winner during his 14 seasons with Philadelphia (129-84-1) and has adroitly handled adversity before. One such example came in 2008 when the Eagles rebounded from a 5-5-1 record to reach the NFC Championship Game.

Let’s not forget, too, that this may be the most difficult year in Reid’s life from a personal standpoint. His long-troubled son Garrett was found dead in a dorm room during training camp over the summer.

Forecast: Reid was placed under the gun in the preseason when Eagles owner Jeff Lurie said another 8-8 record would be “unacceptable.” Reid is coaching for his job, which helps explain why he fired an assistant during the season for the first time since becoming Eagles head coach in 1999. The next change could come at quarterback, with Vick in danger of being bumped by promising rookie Nick Foles. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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