Eagles Coach Andy Reid says he may “tear things apart” during bye week


Andy Reid was pointing fingers as the Eagles headed into their bye with a loss. (Rich Schultz / AP)

No NFL team likes an early bye week, but the Philadelphia Eagles sound like a team in need of time off right now.

After his team blew a 10-point lead in the final five minutes and lost, 26-23, in overtime to the Detroit Lions, Coach Andy Reid used words like “pathetic” and “tear things apart” as his players headed out for the week off, although he said, “I still believe we have a good football team.” 

The Eagles take a 3-3 record into the bye and one target of criticism has been defensive coordinator Juan Castillo. Reid indicated (via Philly.com’s Les Bowen) that Castillo would retain his duties, “as I’m standing here right now.”

As for the word “pathetic,” Reid used that to describe the team’s two final, futile drives in regulation and overtime Sunday. As for just what he means by “tear things up,” time will tell.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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