Monday, February 7, 2011

Too early for Reid to fear Gruden

Andy Reid's job with the Eagles is safe - for now.

But Reid needs huge efforts from quarterback Michael Vick and defensive coordinator Juan Castillo Eagles in the coming season to keep it that way.

That's because the Eagles really do like Jon Gruden, who with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, defeated them on the way to a Super Bowl title.

The Eagles like Gruden enough to issue a statement to squash a rumor alleging he was back in town on unspecified business.

“Early this morning we have received several inquiries regarding the rumors regarding Andy Reid and Jon Gruden,” the statement read. “This was simply a rumor and there is no basis to it at all. It is simply not true.”

The Eagles rarely send out such statements.

Former Eagles fullback Kyle Eckel mentioned on Facebook that Gruden was in town and something to the effect that it wasn’t to coach the Flyers. Eckel later told WIP Radio his attempt to be humorous had gone viral.


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