Head coach Andy Reid finished fifth in *The Associated Press *2009 NFL Coach of the Year voting. The award is voted on by a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the league.
Reid, who earned NFL coach of the year honors twice (2000, 2002), guided Philadelphia to an 11-5 regular-season mark in 2009 and did so with a new defensive coordinator in Sean McDermott and a number of new faces both on offense and defense. The Eagles overcame injuries and a 5-4 start and continued its late-season success under Reid, winning six of its last seven to earn a playoff spot.
The 2009 season marked the eighth time in 11 years Reid has taken the Eagles to the postseason.
Reid finished his 11th season with the Eagles as one of the most successful head coaches in the NFL during that span. Reid has recorded the highest win total and percentage in team history and also ranks 14th on the NFL's all-time win percentage list. Reid's success earned him a three-year contract extension on Dec. 9 that will keep him in Philadelphia through 2013.
And with a young roster - 20 players on the current roster have spent two seasons or less in midnight green -- the window of opportunity remains wide open for Reid and Co.
-- Posted by Bob Kent, 12:50 p.m., January 16