Coach Reid Blames Turnovers, Self for Eagles' 10th Loss

A second-half implosion dropped the reeling Eagles to a 4-10 record in Thursday Night Football.

By Emad Khalil
|  Friday, Dec 14, 2012  |  Updated 1:27 PM EDT
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Coach Reid Blames Turnovers, Self for Eagles' 10th Loss

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Eagles head coach Andy Reid addressed the media Friday following the team's ninth loss in 10 weeks -- a 34-13 blowout to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Reid blames the Thursday night loss on the team's turnovers, a problem that has plagued them all season.

"[The team's] young guys have to grow up quickly and the old guys that had the turnovers, they've got to make sure they detail their work," said Reid.

In defense of his 4-10 team, Coach Reid said that the loss was in no way an issue of effort, and insists the players "played their hearts out" until the end of the game.

The birds held a 13-10 lead at the half, but three quick turnovers allowed the Bengals to score 21 unanswered points and cruise to an easy victory. 

Aside from turnovers, Reid also blamed himself for Thursday's loss.

"My responsibility completely, my responsibility."

This is the Eagles' third double-digit loss season in Reid's 14 year tenure as head coach.

Reid was asked if the loss of his son, Garrett, earlier this year and said his personal tragedy has nothing to do with the team's performance or his performance.

Two games remain on the schedule -- both divisional match-ups -- against the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants.
 

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