Remember the comments made by agent Bob LaMonte, implying that Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie was planning to keep Andy Reid as the team’s head coach for as long as he was still the owner?
Reid did his best to downplay those comments as much as possible, stating that he did not want to discuss his current contract situation.
Lurie didn’t seem too pleased with LaMonte’s remarks either. In fact, he released the following press statement:
“Bob is a great agent who we have an outstanding relationship with,” the statement read. “As much respect as all of us have for Andy Reid, it is the nature of the profession that all coaches, executives and players are evaluated each year. That’s the way we have always operated. But our focus right now, and I know Andy feels the same way, is solely on the upcoming 2012 season.”
Reid didn’t release a statement but sources close to the situation said that he was very uncomfortable with his agent’s remarks.
“He doesn’t feel that way,” the source said. “He believes he should be accountable, just like everybody else. He feels like he has to earn it every year, every day, every practice.”
Regardless of LaMonte’s remarks, I think that Reid needs to continue to win football games in order to keep his job. If he suffered through a couple of losing seasons, he would probably be fired, as he should be. But if he continues to flirt with a Super Bowl title, yeah, I think his job is safe.
It should be.
This article was written by Bryn Swartz, the top writer for the Philadelphia Eagles and a featured NFL columnist on Rant Sports. Bryn has written more than 1000 articles in less than two years as a member of Rant Sports. His blog, Eagles Central, was named the 2010 Ballhyped Sports Blog of the Year. To read a portfolio of Bryn’s best work, click here.