Andy Reid’s Agent Shows Up At Training Camp, But For WhatBREAKING NEWS, Coaching Staff, Eagles, News Monday, August 13th, 2012
Andy Reid’s agent, Bob LaMonte, showed up at training camp this weekend and didn’t like the way his appearance had been portrayed by the local media. It was labeled as a powerplay and categorized as a way of pushing for a new contract extension for the Eagles head coach.
Lamonte denied that he had showed up to get Reid a contract extension.
The top agent for NFL coaches reiterated a Jeffrey Lurie statement, “as long as he’s the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles Andy Reid would be his coach.” Reid’s agent says he didn’t bring up that statement in order to seek a new contract, but to simply to celebrate the 14-years Lurie and Reid had been together.
“You try to present something positive,” LaMonte said, “and that’s what you get.” You really have to wonder why LaMonte came to the camp.
When Lurie was made aware of that quote, he seemed to back away from it.
“Bob is a great agent who we have an outstanding relationship with”, Lurie said. “As much respect as all of us have for Andy Reid, it is the nature of the profession that all coaches, executives and players are evaluated each year. That’s the way we have always operated. But our focus right now, and I know Andy feels the same way, is solely on the 2012 season.”
Translation, Reid will be evaluated at the end of the season and if he has a good year we may extend him, but if he has a bad year, we may say good-bye.
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