Via the Czabe:
Reid is a strange–really, really strange–case. He is, hands down, the most successful coach in Eagles history. You could make a case that he’s one of the three or four best coaches in the NFL over the last 15 years. And yet not only is he going to leave town utterly despised–he was never really liked in the first place. Part of this might be that the closer you get to Reid, the less attractive he is as a person. For instance, in an industry full of a-hole managers, he wasn’t just the worst boss in the NFL–he might have been the worst boss in America. He had lots of real strengths as a coach, but he was never able to improve on any of his professional weaknesses. All of the things that drove Eagles’ fans nuts in the first season he is still doing today. (Clock management, in-game adjustments, draft player evaluation.)
All of which is why Eagles fans are going to be thrilled to see Reid go, even as they understand that (1) they’ve never had it so good and (2) they’re probably about to head into a nuclear winter of bad Eagle football. It’s strange.