Mar 24, 2010 5
Without elaborating on my background, let’s just say that I’ve been to a good share of Andy Reid press conferences in my day. And as a trained journalist, I soon found out that one Andy Reid press conference is more than enough to whet my appetite for clichés, catch phrases and non-answers.
That’s why it was so striking, to me, that Big Red admitted this week at the NFL Owners Meetings in Orlando that the Eagles have listened to offers for their three QBs.
It was a careful choice of words, of course. Reid’s exact quote said other teams “are entertaining [the Eagles] with offers,” and that the Eagles “are evaluating all of them.” But he reiterated that all “three quarterbacks are Philadelphia Eagles” at the present time. Reid did not mention Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb or Michael Vick by name, and did not suggest there was any likelihood a deal would get done. But Reid is such a cork on the information within the Eagles’ bottle, it’s worth discussing that he said anything at all, as opposed to his signature “I’m not going to get into all that.”
Higher-ups in the Eagle organization, [...]