Found September 04, 2012 on
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeff Lurie talked about a lot of things in his annual state-of-the-team press conference. The biggest thing everyone got from it was his apparent stance on Andy Reid.
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Lurie used the word “unacceptable” quite a bit when talking about last season as well as talking about if the team were to finish 8-8 again this year.
Though he didn’t come right out and say it, Lurie has implied that there needs to be “substantial improvement” over last year for Andy Reid to receive a contract extension.
Here is exactly what Lurie said in response to whether Reid needs to have a certain level of success this year in order to receive a possible extension (courtesy of Eagles press releases):
“I don’t have a level or anything like that. I just want to be clear about that. You just try to make the best judgment you can after the season.”
“It goes beyond that but there’s no question [that] what I said was we need substantial improvement. We have...
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