“We lost some of the exact nature of the method that created the success: discipline, strategic thinking, and doing what’s right.”

To me, that pretty much sums it up. While he doesn’t give you a whole lot of specifics, some of the phrasings Lurie used framed his view of Reid entirely. Andy got desperate. McNabb’s decline coupled with only having 1 1/2 years of quality Vick led to Big Red making short-term decisions that ended up hurting the team. It was said by multiple players today:

Nnamdi, Cullen Jenkins, Vince Young, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and others were either mistakes or didn’t play with enough effort and focus to coincide with the large numbers on their checks.

Lurie also spoke about the next coach, not rushing into his decision, and what characteristics (innovation, comfortable in his own skin, ability to adapt) he’ll be looking for in Reid’s successor.  That’s you, Chip Kelly and/or Mike McCoy.

Other notes:

“Best talent evaluation in the building was Howie Roseman.” Lurie also went on to say that the 2012 draft was the first one where he really felt Howie had the keys. Just to review:

5 hits, 2 late-round misses, and 2 don’t-know-yet’s ain’t bad. Like I’ve been saying, if and when the Eagles make a comeback, Howie Roseman will be the dude responsible.

PS – Lovie for DC.
PPS – “I feel the pain. I feel the pain SO much.” – Jeffrey Lurie