Editor’s note: Well it’s about freakin’ time!!! The fans deserve a winning season!!!
PHILADELPHIA, PA — Jeffrey Lurie will have no problem separating the utmost respect he has for Andy Reid as a coach and the sympathy he has for him as a person from the business of football when the time comes.
That subject was one of many covered by the majority owner of the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday in a wide-ranging annual press conference that was postponed from its original date of August 5, when Andy Reid’s son Garrett was found dead at training camp.
Reid, whose contract expires at the end of next season, will not get an extension unless Lurie sees a major improvement over last season’s 8-8, non-playoff squad. The Eagles have not won a playoff game since the 2008 season.
“It goes beyond [a certain level of expected success] but there’s no question what I said was we need substantial improvement,” Lurie said. “We have a very good team I think on paper, and paper doesn’t get you that far if you don’t maximize it. I’m so excited about this season. I think everybody in the organization and the fan base is very excited but it’s a difficult league and I think you have to beat the other teams that are very good.