• September 30, 2022

Reid Denies There’s Any Rift In The Front Office

Andy Reid has been on a 24 media blitz tour since the Eagles traded their long-time quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Redskins.¬†¬†He and the Eagles are making it a point to try to dispute claims made by Yahoo Sports’ Jason Cole who, says a source told him there was a battle going on in the Birds front office with Reid taking on team president Joe Banner and general manager Howie Roseman.

Reid did an interview on 610-WIP with Howard Eskin and Ike Reese.  He totally denied that there was any division in the front office.

“There was absolutely no debate,” Reid said. “There was never a point where we weren’t on same page here.¬† This is what we all felt was right for the Philadelphia Eagles.”

He says there was no debate at all.  Here you have one of the biggest decisions in the history of the organization and there was no debate at all.

I find that hard to believe but that’s just me.¬† Wouldn’t it be reasonable to debate such an important decision?¬† In a way not debating it is just as bad as creating a rift in the front office about it.

Reid also denied that the Eagles had made the move with McNabb on Easter Sunday, so that they would push the Phillies off the front pages.

“It couldn’t wait. . . . With these deals, that have taken time coming to a head, and then there is an opportune time, you got to step on it! Or it is over. . . . You’ve got to have a feel for when that time is.¬† It just happened to come Easter Sunday,” Reid said.

“It just happened it was before the opening day for the Phillies, and Tiger Woods . . . and the NCAA Finals.¬† I’d like to tell you I’m good enough to plan it that way.”

Team spokesperson Pamela Browner Crawley echoed the same sentiment to Philly.com.

“We’d been working on this trade for quite some time,” Crawley said, pointing out that trades of this type require coordination and agreement from multiple parties.¬† “To suggest that we have that sort of control. . . .¬† It’s more than not fair. It’s simply incorrect.”

I don’t think they intentionally made this move on Easter Sunday, but I don’t think they were upset that it did happen at the same time the Phillies were starting their season.


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April 6, 2010 7:48 am

Note to Reid, you need to get youself back to Novacare 1 pronto. You got a new #1 QB to mold! Enough with the press conferences and interviews, you need to be in the film room with Kolb and Vick pouring over game film on a personal level. All the media is going to do is beat the McNabb trade to death and we all know it. You have more improtant things to do…

April 6, 2010 10:01 am

Just realize that if the Eagles win 5 or less games, the Redskins are in the NFC Championship or (God forbid the SuperBowl) and Reid gets fired it’ll be a totally different story.

April 6, 2010 10:08 am

5 or less game is not out of the realm of possability with the tough schedule we have.

April 6, 2010 10:17 am

Actually Reid and company need to be dissecting this draft 100 ways and then doing it all a 2nd and 3rd time. Kolb knows this offense and right now is lifting them weights with the “young guns”.

If we have a good draft this team will not be stepping back very far if at all!

April 6, 2010 3:31 pm

Ha, Well3, they’ve been molding Kolb for years (HELLO….!) and they have plenty of time to. They took a few days to deal with the biggest trade in franchise history! It doesn’t take away from anything with Kolb. And I’m sure this took nothing away from their draft preparation… let’s be reasonable here.

April 6, 2010 3:33 pm

Butch, you should know the FO better than that. Regardless of what happens this next season, Reid won’t be fired. The team JUST dealt McNabb and JJ died less than a year ago. Combine all that with Reid’s extension, there’s no way they fire him. And there’s no indications they’ll be worse off than this past year (Bradley and McNabb injuries/McD’s first year).

April 6, 2010 5:33 pm

Schiller, I wouldn’t be so sure about that…Reid only got a two year extension and it would take more than two to three years to virtually rebuild the team into a competitor IF they find a franchise QB. It’s clear that upper management had the idea in mind that when it came down to now that they were going to trade McNabb which is why they never discussed an extension.

What I’m saying is that they knew for the last year and half that this was going to be the beginning of a rebuilding period and didn’t give Reid a long enough contract to rebuild a team.