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Teleconference with Andy Reid

Post by News Tribune Staff on Nov. 28, 2007 at 11:35 am with 5 Comments »
November 28, 2007 11:35 am

On the Eagles QB situation: “I’ll tell you what I told our media. It’s very similar to last week. Donovan will not practice today, but he’ll continue to rehab and do football-related workouts. We will just take it day-by-day and see how he does as the week goes on.”

On McNabb when he is healthy: “There is no question on that. I’ve tried to make that clear, obviously here, but he’s a starting quarterback and right now it’s hurting to move laterally, we’re trying to keep the swelling and soreness out right now. When he’s back, whether it’s tomorrow or the next day or the next week, he’s the guy.”

On his relationship with Holmgren: “I wouldn’t be here talking to you if it wasn’t for him, it’s pretty simple that way. He gave me an opportunity as a young college coach to come coach in the NFL. Then he gave me a lot of responsibility as time went on, and taught me, kind of groomed me for what I’m doing now. A lot of people wouldn’t do that, or don’t do that. When I wanted to be a line coach, he wanted me to be a head coach, that’s probably the best way I could put it.”

On if Jim Johnson blitzes too much: “It’s kind of like Starbucks coffee. It just gets better and better — although I don’t drink coffee. He’s a heck of a mind and I don’t worry about him blitzing at all. That’s one reason that I hired him nine years ago and he hasn’t let me down an inch.”

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  1. Eagles (5-6) are making their playoff push. They’re trying to get their record past the Giants to take a wildcard spot. They gave Pats everything they could handle at Foxborough, and will push Hawks hard this Sunday.

  2. There is a very good chance this will be the last year of Andy Reid in Philly. His residence was searched by local drug enforcement officers in connection with his two sons arrests on drug charges. Both sons are in jail or will be in jail once their appeals are exhausted. The judge reviewing the results of the search of Reid’s house called it a virtual ‘drug emporium’ with various forms of prescription medicines available throughout the house. If I am owner Jeffery Lurie, I am not too happy about my head coach living in a drug emporium. Commissioner Goodell can’t touch him because he has done nothing wrong, it is his kids. That being said, if I was an owner I would not want that reputation to be reflected on my team.

  3. PapaHawk says:

    This will be a tough game for the Hawks to win. Kevin Curtis, a Seahawks killer of the past, is back with this team and has been a productive player for them. They have a lot of quickness at the skill positions on offense. Hopefully we’ll be quick enough to keep up.

    the big question: who will QB the Eagles? I suppose we won’t know until Sunday at 945am. But I bet McNabb is out there. Big game for the Eagles. Don’t want to fall to 5-7.

  4. cititravis says:

    Andy Reid is not going to be fired in Philly unless things get really bad from here on out. The owner has stood by him from day one. A Grandstanding Out of Control Judge (Hmmmm…not the first time that has been written) is not getting Andy Reid fired. He is a hell of a football coach. He obviously has not been as good at parenting, but even with that being said if you listen to his sons it was more about them getting caught up in the drug lifestyle than it was about lack of attention from their Dad.

  5. mibuttiznum says:

    Besides, a pair of drug riddled sons isn’t gonna get him canned.It’s not like he’s in an election.
    It’s his performance that allows him to keep his job.
    Now, if they lose out the rest of the year? They would think about it for sure.

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