Eagles keep Reid due to his ‘intangibles’

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said Tuesday Andy Reid would remain the team’s head coach in 2012.

The Eagles finished 8-8 on the season and missed the playoffs, but Reid had to lead Philadelphia on a four-game winning streak to avoid a losing record.

"It’s been a very, very unusual season," Lurie said. "This season was without question the most disappointing season since I’ve owned the team.

"This is not only unacceptable, it is very disappointing."

But Lurie said "the intangibles" Reid brings to the organization and his ability to bounce back following a poor season led him to stick with Reid for a 14th season.

"The team jelled and clearly came together," Lurie said, referring to the team’s four-game win streak at season’s end.

Reid, who is currently the NFL’s longest tenured head coach, has amassed a 126-81-1 record since joining Philadelphia in 1999. The Eagles have won six NFC East titles during Reid’s time at the helm. The Eagles went to the Super Bowl once under Reid in 2004-2005, losing to the New England Patriots 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX.

He has two seasons left on his current contract at $4 million per season.