Andy Reid said Friday it was "hindsight" to suggest he could have fixed his defense earlier, and maybe saved the Eagles' season, by firing defensive-line coach Jim Washburn and scuttling the wide-nine before he eventually did so, on Dec. 3.
Reid didn't say it was "wrong." He just said it was "hindsight."
Then Reid talked about how, with the defensive line in a normal formation, and the linemen not blindly making a beeline for the quarterback, life is much easier for the safeties and even the corners.
"It does look different," Reid said of the Eagles' defense, which has eight sacks in two games under new defensive-line coach Tommy Brasher, and has held opposing quarterbacks under an 80 passer rating in both games, after allowing at least a 120 rating 6 weeks in a row. "Tommy has done a nice job there."