Eagles Notes: Eagles' Andy Reid: 'I want to coach' next year

Posted: December 30, 2012

Andy Reid reiterated Friday that he wants to coach next season. Reid is expected to coach his final game with the Eagles Sunday against the New York Giants.

"I want to coach," Reid said. "That's what I want to do."

Reid said he has not spoken to owner Jeffrey Lurie this week about the future. Reid still plans to self-scout during the offseason, as he has always done, and players say they still support him.

"I think he loves coaching too much, loves the game too much to get out of it," tight end Brent Celek said. "So I think he'll keep coaching. Hopefully, it's here, but you never know."

McNabb on winning

The Eagles' struggles in recent years have made Donovan McNabb's career in Philadelphia look better. The Eagles haven't won a playoff game since the 2008 season. McNabb won playoff games in six of seven postseasons and reached the NFC championship game five times.

"Making it to the NFC championship is not easy, and I think [Eagles fans are] starting to see that right now," McNabb told Comcast SportsNet.

He added: "There are teams right now who have winning records, like the Atlanta Falcons, they've done it for so many years, and they get to the playoffs and all of a sudden they're one-and-done."

Injuries

The Eagles said defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and linebacker Mychal Kendricks have been ruled out of Sunday's game because of concussions. Tight end Evan Moore is doubtful with back spasms. Running back Chris Polk is questionable with a toe injury. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is probable; he practiced after sitting out Thursday with a knee injury. . . . Akeem Jordan will start at linebacker in Kendricks' place and Derek Landri will start at defensive tackle in Cox's place. Emil Igwenagu will be the No. 2 tight end if Moore cannot play.


Contact Zach Berman at zberman@phillynews.com. Follow on Twitter @ZBerm.

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