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Report: Reid not happy with LaMonte’s comments

Andy Reid

Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid watches action from the sideline during an NFL preseason football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 24-23. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)


Agent Bob LaMonte thinks that coach Andy Reid has indefinite employment with the Eagles. Coach Andy Reid thinks otherwise.

Reuben Frank of reports that Reid is “unhappy” with LaMonte’s Saturday remarks that owner Jeffrey Lurie has said Reid will be the team’s head coach for as long as Lurie owns the franchise.

[Reid] doesn’t feel that way,” an unnamed team official who is “very close” to Reid told Frank. “He believes he should be accountable, just like everybody else. He feels like he has to earn it every year, every day, every practice.”

LaMonte is paid to speak for and on behalf of Reid. In our view, then, it’s not enough for an intermediary to leak to a reporter Reid’s position on the matter. The agent said something on the record, and if Reid disagrees with what the agent said, then Reid needs to say so himself, on the record.

Or Reid needs to take the one action that would speak louder than any words he could utter.