The Philadelphia Eagles entered the 2012 campaign full of hope, which was bolstered by an unbeaten preseason and a 2-0 start to the regular season.
But that was all fool's gold.
Why you ask? Because for the most part, this is the same cast of clowns that completely underachieved last year, and they are still led by the same guy who should have been given his walking papers following that debacle.
One, Andy Reid.
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And really, we all should have seen it coming
After all, Reid is still the guy with the mindset that he should pass on 1st down, 2nd down, and really, 3rd down as well, all while having one of the best running backs in the NFL on his roster in LeSean McCoy, yet refusing to give him the rock any more than 15 or so times a game.
It almost seems as if Reid is trying to get fired. And if that's the case, who can blame him? He lost the fan base last season, and the locker room not long after that, so when all signs point to the door, it's probably time to make your way towards it.
At least Philly had somewhat of an excuse last year. Next to no training camp and little time for all the new players to develop any real team chemistry.
However, there's no justifying the disaster that is the 2012 season.
They even had a cause to rally around when Reid's son, Garrett, passed away in early August from an accidental drug overdose. Several players, including Michael Vick, said they were dedicating the season to Garrett, and that they were playing in his honor.
Yet another epic team fail.
Simply put, some things just aren't meant to be, and the marriage of Reid and this group of players is one of them.
At this point, you can throw all the coordinators you want under the bus, or even hand the reigns over to Nick Foles at quarterback, who by the way, is nowhere near ready to take them. In the end, sometimes it's just best for both parties to go their separate ways, and that has officially become the reality in Philadelphia.
No "Dream Team," no dynasty, just bad football. For that reason, Andy Reid's time in the City of Brotherly Love needs to finally be up.