We missed something on Monday, but it still merits a quick mention.
Eagles coach Andy Reid wasn’t happy that the media found out that linebacker Stewart Bradley tore his ACL during a Sunday night scrimmage by communicating with someone other than Eagles coach Andy Reid.
So Eagles coach Andy Reid decided to project a little condescending pissiness during his Monday press conference.
“We won’t talk about injuries today,” Reid said. “Some of your colleagues here decided that they would go to the players and/or other personnel here and ask about injuries. I made a pact with you guys when I first got here that I would disclose to you the injuries that you just stay away from the players, stay away from other personnel in the organization and I would take care of you with that. That part was breached.”
Yikes. A guy loses 75 pounds, and all of a sudden he’s a diva.
In all fairness, teams are required to disclose no information in the preseason regarding player injuries. And maybe Reid was upset that the report of a torn ACL became public before they could snooker another team for a trade or a free agent for a minimum-salary contract.
Still, Reid shouldn’t be pissed at the reporters for doing their jobs. He should be pissed at the in-house people who blabbed about Bradley’s injury.