Place Your Bets: The When Will Andy Reid Get Fired Pool

Place Your Bets: The When Will Andy Reid Get Fired Pool

The 2012 Eagles have been reduced to the NFL’s version of
enhancement talent. They’re down to two healthy starters on offense, and have
already begun chopping off limbs on defense. Honestly, what more is there left
to say? At this point, we’re just counting down the days until it’s over – in
my case, quite literally.

Once it became clear Jeffrey Lurie wasn’t going to give in to
pressure from fans or members of the local media who started calling for Andy
Reid’s mid-season firing purely for the sake of firing him, I became
increasingly curious about when. What is the right timing? I’m talking down to
the day.

In fairness, this is inevitable, right? My intention here is
not to be callous, but even Andy couldn’t possibly survive this, not in light
of the owner’s ultimatum – could he?

I’m just a guy who writes about the Eagles, wondering when we
can all move on. So awhile back, I broke out the calendar and attempted to
pinpoint the time and day the announcement would come. I took into account the
possibility Reid might get canned early, but amid increasing reports he is expected
to finish the season, I am finalizing my prediction today.

December 31 at 12:00 p.m.

Barring an inconceivable playoff run, the Eagles play their
last game at the Meadowlands on December 30. Reid delivers his usual day-after
(and presumptive year-end) press conference at noon, joined by none other than
Lurie. The two of them discuss the split, Reid rides off into the sunset, and
the Eagles start 2013 with a clean slate.

It all seems so perfect – minus the part about the possible
3-13 finish, of course.

I suppose Reid could still get canned before the season is
out, perhaps after their current stretch of four games in 18 days ends against
Cincinnati in two weeks, or the news could be handed down as the clock ticks zero on
their season in New York, wasting no time in ushering out the current regime.

That's my prediction, and I'm sticking to it. What's yours?

Who knows, maybe Reid will be welcomed back for a 15th season after all.

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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Eagles Injury Update: Hicks, Kendricks should be OK; Darby questionable

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Eagles Injury Update: Hicks, Kendricks should be OK; Darby questionable

It's still unclear whether or not the Eagles will have Ronald Darby for Monday night's game, but at least they'll have their linebackers. 

Both Jordan Hicks (calf) and Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) will be OK to play against Washington on Monday night, head coach Doug Pederson said. 

"Both of them will practice today," Pederson said on Saturday morning. "They're both doing well. Just to get a couple extra days of rest. And Mychal has actually practiced all week. Jordan's been the one we've kept out. Both of them will go today and we'll get a better understanding of where they're at but they'll be fine for the game."

Hicks, Kendricks and Darby were the only three Eagles who were limited in Friday's practice. 

Darby (ankle) will be listed as questionable for the game, but earlier in the week Pederson said "stars have to align" for the cornerback to play this week. The 49ers game on Oct. 29 is probably more likely. 

Darby, who dislocated his right ankle in Week 1, returned to practice for the first time this week. 

"[Darby has] looked well. It's just day by day with him," Pederson said. "We'll get through today's practice with him. Obviously, have limited his reps during practice. He is doing well and we'll get through today and tomorrow to make a decision for [the game]."

The Eagles will practice on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. and the injury report will come out later in the afternoon.