Today's Inquirer points out that Andy hasn't completely dismissed the idea of removing Lewis from the starting job:
Eagles coach Andy Reid did not rule out making some defensive changes, including replacing starting safety Michael Lewis, for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay.
"We haven't gotten into that all that yet," Reid said today, when asked about Lewis.
Lewis was taken out of the loss to the Saints after his blown coverage on Joe Horn led to a 48-yard Saints touchdown that tied the game, 24-24, in the fourth quarter. Sean Considine replaced Lewis on the next series; Lewis remained on the sideline except for a few more plays.
It's not often you get much out of Andy, but his answer leads me to believe they are considering giving Sean Considine a more prominent role.
I'm not ready to crucify Lewis just yet. But the decline in his play has been pretty obvious. Regardless of his status as a starter, Lewis certainly needs to step his play up.
The Eagles secondary will go up against a pair of solid receivers in Tampa's Michael Clayton and Joey Galloway. The Eagles had some interest in Clayton in 2004 when they selected Reggie Brown in the second round.