Eagles head coach Reid signs extension through 2013

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"I'm a piece of the puzzle here," a reserved Reid told a news conference. "By my waist size, I'm a big piece. But in reality I'm just a piece of the puzzle."

The 51-year-old Reid has a 115-73-1 record with the Eagles, who are 8-4 this season and tied for the lead in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys.

"Our number one priority by far is to win a Super Bowl," said Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. "That really goes without saying. One of the reasons for this contract extension is the obsession and the prioritization of that.

"That's what this organization is obsessed with."

Despite following that Super Bowl season with a 6-10 record, Lurie said there was never "one seed of doubt" that Reid was the right person for the job.

"When you find the right people, you want to achieve great stability," he said. "The players seek stability when they have the right coach.

"And this is a great message to Andy Reid, everyone in the organization and particularly the players."

(Writing by Steve Ginsburg in Washington; editing by Justin Palmer)