Andy Reid Admits He 'Goofed'

Andy Reid Admits He 'Goofed'

For some, it's not so much that Andy Reid retains many of the same shortcomings week after week and year after year -- it's his attitude about it.
Andy's gruffness with the media on almost all fronts has gotten so bad that Jeffrey Lurie had to spend time not just discussing it, but defending it at his post-season address in January.
There's this feeling in watching postgame press conferences that if Andy was just a little more forthcoming and little less, well, arrogant is the word commonly used, that loses would maybe be easier to stomach and wins even more joyous to celebrate.
So for those of you who have waited so patiently for the Eagles -- specifically their head coach -- to admit any flaws in the gameplan beyond "needing to do a better job" in regard to "putting guys in positions" so that they might be better suited to "make plays," today is your day.
From the Inquirer's Jeff McLane:

"We had young guys there, and so I knew that going in," Reid said Wednesday at the start of an hour-long interview at the NFL owners meetings. "The plan that I had I didn't execute it very well. Right? Thaty's my responsibility. I goofed on that one, right? I expected the young guys on defense to get where they're getting by the end of the season sooner, particularly the middle of the defense -- linebackers and safeties.

"I expected the offense to carry it through. So that part didn't take place. But to tell you, yeah, your linebackers -- the more gaps you open up, the more physical they have to be. That's how it is."

Separately, The 2012 Andy Reid Checklist of Things We Needed to Hear Before We Could Emotionally Invest in This Team and This Head Coach Again:

1. I made some personnel mistakes last season2. Those mistakes were exacerbated by our style of defense3. I should have known better4. I expected us to score enough points for it not to matter5. Even our young corps of safeties contributed to the problem

Well, he hit all of the major talking points (at least on the defensive side of the ball).
But you tell us, after waiting all this time just to hear Andy say "I goofed" (in specific terms), do his quotes really make you feel any better, or has the damage already been done (perhaps too many times over)?
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Delaware avenges 36-point loss with upset of Northeastern

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Delaware avenges 36-point loss with upset of Northeastern


NEWARK, Del. -- Freshman Ryan Daly scored 27 points and Delaware avenged its worst loss of the season, upsetting Northeastern 69-62 on Thursday night for the Blue Hens' first Colonial Athletic Association win of the season.

Cazmon Hayes added 13 points and Eric Carter 11 for Delaware (8-12, 1-6), which snapped a six-game losing streak that had included a 36-point loss, 90-54, to the Huskies on Jan. 5.

T.J. Williams scored 28 points, the only Huskies player to reach double figures. Northeastern (12-7, 5-2) lost its second straight after an eight-game winning streak.

Three-pointers by Devonne Pinkard and Daly gave Delaware the lead for good at 46-41 with 11 minutes left. A 14-2 run with eight points each from Carter and Daly made it a 12-point lead with two minutes to go.

Delaware made 17 of 22 free throws to 7 of 14 for Northeastern.

Drexel drops to 1-5 in CAA with loss to Elon

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Drexel drops to 1-5 in CAA with loss to Elon


ELON, N.C. -- Tyler Seibring scored a career-high 25 points with seven rebounds and six assists, Steven Santa Ana added 22 points and Elon beat Drexel 93-73 on Thursday night.

Seibring scored 20-plus for the third time this season, hitting 4 of 6 from distance, and Elon led from start to finish. It was Santa Ana's sixth career 20-plus game in just his sophomore season.

The Phoenix hit double-digit 3-pointers (10) for the 10th time this season.

Dainan Swoope scored 16 points, Brian Dawkins 13 and Dmitri Thompson 12 for Elon (11-9, 3-4 Colonial Athletic Association), which hit 25 of 28 free-throw attempts -- including 17 of 18 in the second half.

Elon scored the first nine points of the game and had a 10-point lead at halftime.

Kurk Lee and John Moran each scored 15 points for Drexel (7-12, 1-5). Miles Overton added 13 points and Sammy Mojica 10.