Originally posted on Philly Sports Muse  |  Last updated 6/7/12

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 11: Andy Reid, head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles works on the sideline against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lincoln Financial Field on October 11, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Banner, Reid and Lurie. Does the ousting of Banner as team president signal a longer-term commitment to Reid? Image via Philly.com It’s been a few hours since the news broke that Joe Banner would no longer be president of the Philadelphia Eagles and former COO Don Smolenski was promoted to replaced him in running the day-to-day operations of the team. Has the news fully set in for you yet? At this stage there are more answers than questions, few of which will likely be answered by the scheduled 2:30 press conference scheduled by the team. Does the change signal confirmation of earlier rumors of a power struggle between Banner and head coach Andy Reid, who reportedly threatened to quit if he didn’t receive more control of personnel matters? Not according the Eagles front office. Team owner Jeffrey Lurie told the Inquirer’s Jeff McLane that his “buddy” Banner wasn’t forced out. “No, the opposite. It was all done, I think, for what’s best for everybody involved.” Reid also denies that ...
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