Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/31/12

Eagles coach Andy Reid has two years remaining on his contract and plans to run the franchise until owner Jeffrey Lurie tells him otherwise.

Lurie left no gray area about what it would take for Reid to keep his job in 2013 in a press conference with Philadelphia media on Thursday.

"I'm not worried about it," Reid said Thursday night after the Eagles' 28-10 over the Jets. "I understand the business. I have a very good relationship with Jeffrey (Lurie), so we go play. I'm not worried about all that stuff."

Lurie said he expects substantial improvement this season and another 8-8 season would not be enough for Reid to keep his job.

"No, it would not," Lurie said, leaving open the potential that unforeseen issues or injuries might force him to reconsider. "You just have to make the best decisions you can after the season. As I said, 8-8 was unacceptable.

"I'm not going to make blanket statements...I guess if two-thirds of the team is not playing, there's always exceptions," he said.

Reid is the longest-tenured coach in the NFL. He was hired by Lurie in 1999. He also serves as executive vice president, with the power to control personnel, meaning roster decisions rest with Reid and not GM Howie Roseman.

Since that 5-11 first season in 1999, the Eagles have had just one losing season -- 6-10 in 2005. Reid is 10-9 in the postseason, and 1-4 in the NFC Championship game. Philadelphia missed the playoffs for the fourth time in Reid's 13 seasons in 2011, going 8-8 and finishing second in the NFC East.

Another season that ends in the regular season would likely doom Reid.

"I don't even care about that," Reid said. "I care about this football team and winning games now and playing well and working hard. That (contract) stuff, that's not on my mind."

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