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There have been very few NFL head coaches who’ve openly given their two cents on the Saints’ bounty scandal and subsequent punishment from commissioner Roger Goodell. Andy Reid has chosen to break the trend. In a recent interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles’ longtime coach threw his support behind Goodell and his strict handling of BountyGate “I don’t agree with bounties,” Reid said. “I know I don’t believe in that, and I know I support what the commissioner did.” Despite the heavy amount of negative press Goodell receives on a frequent basis, Reid says the commish is doing a “great job” of improving the game and “making people accountable” for their actions. “I think the league’s done a great job, and I think if you look at the big picture of Roger Goodell, people kind of micro-analyze him, I think. You have to look at the things that he’s doing he feels are the best for the game,” Reid said. “He’s making people accountable for their work and what they

Andy Reid says talks with LeSean McCoy are “heading in the right direction”

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid made an appearance on  97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia with The Mike Missanelli Show (via and was asked about running back LeSean McCoy’s contract situation. Reid made it clear that they’ll take care of McCoy and that he believes something good will happen in the end. “I take...

Not exactly a finished portrait... but Eagles rookie minicamp paints a picture...

Rookie minicamp 2012 wrapped up dramatically with Andy Reid declaring last year's draftee Stanley Havili the #1 Fullback on the Eagles roster.  That's an important piece of the rookie puzzle solved and the second-year players group's challenge to "perk up" revealed... a substantial clue also as to what direction this Eagles offense is headed.Stanley Havili...

NFLPA to have Boutygate grievance heard

The NFL players' union will have its grievance against the league in the Saints bounties case heard Wednesday by arbitrator Shyam Das. The union claims NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn't have the authority to hand out discipline for player conduct that occurred before the current collective bargaining agreement was finalized last August. The players argue that a CBA...

Ochocinco writes letter to support 'Dad' Goodell

New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has posted a letter supporting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as the issue of football safety has increased in the wake of Junior Seau's suicide. Ochocinco begins with, ''Dear Dad,'' in the note posted Friday on his site,, and tells Goodell he wanted to reach out to him because it has been '...

Ochocinco urges Roger Goodell to ‘lead us out of this mess’

Ballertainment Chad Ochocinco (perhaps soon to be Johnson, again) has penned an open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Referring to Goodell as “dad,” which he has been doing for some time now, Ocho implores the commish to remove the layer of sugar and syrup off of the world of the NFL and give it to us straight — that being, the game of football is not for play. No...

Andy Reid names Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman as the Eagles’ starting safeties

Along with linebacker, safety was a large and publicly shamed part of the Eagles’ defensive struggles last year as they went 8-8 and missed the playoffs in a season where most projected them to win 12, 13, or even 14 games. They addressed the linebacker position both through the draft and through trade this offseason, but have not added a safety to the mix, instead opting to hope...

Andy Reid thinks Donovan McNabb can still play

Donovan McNabb has yet to go on a single visit this offseason, or at all since being released midseason by the Vikings last year, but at least he has one supporter, former Head Coach Andy Reid, who said that he thinks McNabb can still play and that he looks good physically. While that does suggest Reid has seen McNabb work out this offseason, don’t expect any reunion between the...

Mychal Kendricks An Early Star Among Eagles Rookies

The Philadelphia Eagles wrapped up their rookie minicamp on Monday and there clearly seem to be some players winning early favor from the Eagles organization and head coach Andy Reid. One of those players is 2nd-round draft pick LB Mychal Kendricks. Reid praised what he saw from Kendricks, saying he “looked good out here.” The 5’11, 239 linebacker out of California and the...

Chad Ochocinco Expresses Belief in Roger Goodell to Fix 'Dirty and Violent' NFL

Chad Ochocinco is one of the more outspoken players in the NFL. The Patriots wide receiver recently took to his very own Ochocino News Network to express his feelings on player safety in football and to back his "good friend" and league commissioner Roger Goodell. In recent years and especially since the unfortunate death of All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau, Goodell and the...

Ochocinco writes in support of Goodell

New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has posted a letter supporting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as the issue of football safety has increased in the wake of Junior Seau's suicide.
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