• October 5, 2022

Brian Dawkins Feels Andy Reid Should Be On The Hot Seat

Former Eagles Pro Bowl safety Brian Dawkins, who recently retired, was asked whether Eagles head coach Andy Reid should be on the hot seat.

“Yes, here’s the thing,” Dawkins said. “When you go out and you get some of the pieces that they got. That’s telling the fan base something. Even coming into this year … some of the things they’re doing this offseason, that’s telling the fan base something. You then have to show … what are you as a coach.”

“This is the year to me that says . . . If there was a chance for this team to go far, it should be this year. You should know your team, you should know who can do what,” Dawkins said.
Number 20 is telling it like it is.  Reid has a very good roster.  He had a big role in putting this roster together and therefore he should be held accountable.  Dawkins is simply stating what everybody knows.  Reid must win the Super Bowl or at least get deep in the playoffs to keep his job.

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DMAN
DMAN
June 4, 2012 12:27 pm

Very well put BDawk. The time is now to win. No more excuses

EaglesSuck
EaglesSuck
June 4, 2012 5:49 pm

This Website or blog site really needs to get it together. There was already an article about this same subject and now there is two. What about some more reports on the rookies? I’m surprised you haven’t lost all your fan base by now with these brutal article.

schiller
schiller
June 4, 2012 6:05 pm

Eaglesdontsuck – you’re really surprised? That’s what you get around these parts….G barely cares about this site…

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 4, 2012 6:12 pm

Bdawk right now is better than every safety on our team…..and he’s retired.

jakedog
jakedog
June 4, 2012 6:20 pm

Why do you care schiller you have not paid anything to post your admonishments so stifle it

pdiddy
pdiddy
June 4, 2012 6:24 pm

Off topic sense we already discussed this topic. Anyone know why cox has not signed yet.

schiller
schiller
June 4, 2012 6:36 pm

Songs, that’s incorrect. Bdawk can’t run with wide receivers anymore. Seriously. That’s true.

Get your head out of 5 years ago. It’s 2012

schiller
schiller
June 4, 2012 6:38 pm

jake, why do you take comments about this site so sensitively? Do you disagree with me that Garry (less than) half asses this site? Really? If so, I ask you – grammar? Spelling? Complete sentences? Consistency? Responsible reporting? Primary reporting? Lack of viruses/spyware? Quality of ads?

schiller
schiller
June 4, 2012 6:39 pm

Pdiddy – that’s a good question. I was wondering too. But honestly, I don’t care if he’s unsigned until the night before training camp. As long as he’s signed on day one of training camp, there’s no harm to him or his development. That’s the bottom line for me. It’s a long way to training camp.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 4, 2012 6:58 pm

schill….which one of our safeties can run with receivers?

EaglesSuck
EaglesSuck
June 4, 2012 7:57 pm

Its hideous Schiller. Haven’t been on here for awhile and I come back to see 2 of the same articles. I dont want to get blocked so I’ll keep my mouth shut. But back to sports.

I find is a bit awkward that these comments are coming right after his number being retire in Philly. I dont think his comments were offensive but as a veteran you have to know that this type of stuff is gonna get blown up. No one truly knows if Andy is on the hot seat or not. No one said Andy must win this year for him to keep his job. I recall them saying the best chance they have at winning is with Andy as head coach. Not bringing in Gruden or Cower but Andy. I would not be shocked if Andy was the head coach here until 2015.

greenfan
greenfan
June 4, 2012 8:30 pm

This site has always been more about the comments than the articles, so no real suprise.

Dawk is now doing more and more national media shows, so when he is asked a question it is tougher to “dodge” an answer. He really didn’t say anything objectionable, and nothing that would be news to Andy. This is an important year, and everyone on the team knows it.

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
June 4, 2012 8:40 pm

Songs- I know you are a stupid fuck – so I willprint the quote from GCOBB from the article he posted on the first:

Again – from GCOBB –

I love the way Nate Allen is moving. He’s got tremendous potential for picking passes off with his speed, quickness, and ball skills.

Now I know you just LOVE to MAKE SHIT UP – but Allen never had a spped/quicknees problme before his injury and towards the end of last year
after he got comfortable with his knee – so again – Allen can run with WRs.. is that simple enough for you? Again – Allen’s issue in the bad game he had his rookie year was Hakken Nicks OUTJUMPED him – similar to what Buress did to Sheldon Brown and Cruz did to Asmo last year.. he came back from his injury to soon and did not play well until probably the last 4 to 5 games of the year – I know that is way to hard for that tiny brain that still does not understand Dawkins hasn’t been able to run with a WR since 2007 or 8 – when did JJ start using him in the box all the time?

Now – Coleman – again from GCOBB –

Coleman has a nice command of coverages and does a nice job of anticipating routes.

but you were discussing WRs – lets hope we don;t end up with our safeties in man against WRs – you know – we will let Asmo and DRC and Boykin/Hansen and if they go spread with 4 – Marsh or Lindley..

sorry – that was football talk and I lose you –

so little bitch – I answered you question….. Allen can run with WRs… let’s see you start bitch shuffling your way into changing the question!

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
June 4, 2012 8:41 pm

Greenfan – agreed – did you happen to catch his very honest answer about the TO McNabb situation and the comments he made about TO?

EaglesSuck
EaglesSuck
June 4, 2012 9:02 pm

Navy I apologize for butting in your conversation but anything a reporter says off this site is complete garbage. I think Song can be over the top but he thinks the Safeties on this team is the weak spot and he’s right. The Safeties have a lot to prove this year. I do understand your points but some fans never recovered from the Dawkinsleavingsyndrome. Songs is one of them.

greenfan
greenfan
June 4, 2012 9:27 pm

@navy…I didn’t hear the interview but I have read some of his comments. From what I read, it is no suprise that Owens and McNabb couldn’t get it together. There were too many self-interests involved and each probably had the feeling that they would be back in the SuperBowl again without the other.
Bottom line from that whole episode is that it takes an entire team to be able to go that far, no one individual can “will” a team there, it takes efforts and contributions from the 1st to the 53rd guy on the roster.

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
June 4, 2012 11:32 pm

ESucks – fair enough bro – there have been several interviews with Bowles and Zordich that have been complimentary of how Allenis doing this year. I look at how well he played AFTER the New England game and how well he was playing before he got hurt as a rookie..

but I feel you on the ‘reporters’ on this site.. Allen if you look at his reports comingout of college was actaully considered to have CB like cover skills, but Songs can;t get over the one bad game rookie year – I even posted where he was actually in the running for NFL D rookie of the year for a while before he got hurt..

just for you: second-round pick who earned Defensive Rookie of the Month in the September (did you remember Allen earned this his first month as a pro?)

and lets be honest – we have 2 pro bowl CBs, we have the probably best DLine in the NFL – we just added a couple studs to the LB corp (Ryans and KEndricks) – saying Safety is the weak spot is like calling Megan Fox the ugly girl because she is standing next to Brooklyn Decker and Kate Upton!

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
June 4, 2012 11:35 pm

GReen – solid article about how he tried to get both parties together.. he pretty much seems to blame both parties for the issues and says he just tried to help.. then he kind of slides into TO and his issues. I like Dawkins articles. I think people try to read shit into them. He is just giving his opinion and being realistic – the eagles have assembled a solid roster (guess that kind of flies in the face of how they can;t draft, the personel department sucks, and Roseman has no football pedigree) and the expectations of all are very high.. nothing wrong with some solid optimism in June

DCar
DCar
June 5, 2012 12:13 am

This site does a piss poor job with the articles, worse than Amaro did putting together the Phillies. First Jerry Brennans garbage, meaningless articles, now double articles. Come on GCobb. You’re slacking!

paulman
paulman
June 5, 2012 12:47 am

I guess we can talk about more Mets Fans who run onto the Field of Play.. Good Grief..

paulman
paulman
June 5, 2012 12:55 am

One thing that does bother me and it really shouldn’t any longer because I know how fickle,frustrated and yes, sometimes stupid Eagles and Local Media can be .. Does it really make a damn bit of difference of the issues that were between McNabb and TO from 2004 … I mean really… Both players are gone as is 90% of the Roster from then.. Who the Hell cares and what relevance does it have to the 2012 Edition of the Eagles.. How is Curtis Marsh playing, Cedric Thornton, LB Simmons, the young RB’s and FB..Are S Draft pick McNutt and Boykin players are not.. Instead we have this same type of regurtigated BS which absolutelly means squat in 2012 .. Enough already .. time to move on and move forward to the here and now..

DCar
DCar
June 5, 2012 1:33 am

I agree Paul. Shoddy reporting, at best.

schiller
schiller
June 5, 2012 8:03 am

Uh, what color was the moon last night? I agree wholeheartedly with Paulman and Dcar. This can’t be good

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 5, 2012 8:10 am

Navy…..

look dude.

coleman is by far the best safety on the roster and have the most heart…..but he struggle in multiple receiver sets….

Allen is not even in the discussion….he sucks

peace112
peace112
June 5, 2012 10:43 am

To be perfectly honest I’m sick of Dawkins, not taking away from anything that he did on the field, we all know he’s one of a kind, however the fact still remains Dawkins didn’t win a championship game either. Just like Mike he’s only one man can’t do it by himself. Just like GCobb, they both complain about what players/coaches should and shouldn’t do, or tell players what to do in order to win the trophy, but when they were on the field they didn’t win one either. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. I could see it if either had won, fact is they didn’t.

schiller
schiller
June 5, 2012 12:14 pm

peace, I agree. I LOVED Dawk as a player, but frankly, I wished he’d stayed away from microphones.

bsmvideos
June 5, 2012 12:42 pm

Dawk can get in line behind 100,000 eagle fans…

bsmvideos
June 5, 2012 12:52 pm

If A reporter asks Dawkins a question, he has a right to an opinion like every other eagle fan or non fan.

He says somethng you don’t like so now he should stay away from microphones?

Some of you crack me up when you think you have the right to tell others how they should think. Even one of the greatest Eagles of all time.

As far as I am concerned Dawkins is wrong.

FAT Andy should not be on the hot seat…

There should be no seat. His fat rear should have been gone years ago.

And whatever seat Andy is sitting on, is bend out of shape due to 400 lbs of pressure times 9.2 meters per seconds squared. (the force of gravity)

bsmvideos
June 5, 2012 12:57 pm

Last year Gcobb gave his bloggers a chance to write articles for the sight. Some of you have that talent to do so..

So do so, and stop complaining.

schiller
schiller
June 5, 2012 1:20 pm

bsm – I never said Dawk “can’t do” anything at all. I said that I – ME – I – WISH (that he didn’t speak to the media so much) —- I voiced an opinion. That’s all I said. Period. I did not tell others how they should think.

Bsm – True of False – you – bsm – believe that Gcobb does a good job and invests time and energy and professionalism on this site?

Man up and answer the question.

I love this site for the forum it provides. I am glad Garry created it and I appreciate it. But I do think it’s a side project for him in which he invests little effort and really puts out a gives a C- product at best save for the discussion boards which are automatically built into his website via a wordpress application.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
June 5, 2012 1:55 pm

If the Eagles were smart they would have gave Dawk a one year deal and have him retire after the season……His passion alone would help get this defense together and he was making plays for years after he left and went to Denver.

Our safeties are ass and lack intimidation.

schiller
schiller
June 5, 2012 2:28 pm

Songs, love your childish idealism. But your lack of looking out in the world and seeing facts again causes you problems. Dakwins chose to retire. So in your scenario if the Eagles had “gave Dawk a one year deal” – he wouldn’t have taken it you knucklehead. Teams don’t “GIVE” players deals. Deals are negotiated. Two parties have to agree to them.

Songs, the Dawkins ride was an amazing one. We all loved it and we all wish it could have gone on longer. But you sir are letting that passion we all have for Brian Dawkins the football player make you delusional.

peace112
peace112
June 5, 2012 8:00 pm

@bmsvideos, fact is Dawkins is not like any other fan, he’s an ex-Eagles player who didn’t win the championship, but yet complains about this team/coaches. I’m not trying to minimize what he did on the field but, simply saying he didn’t win either, but yet can tell the player who are playing now what they should and shouldn’t do. I’m just curious as to what his excuse is. Whether you know it or not, this is not the first time he has done that. The same thing applies to GCobb.