Eagles coach Andy Reid was miffed earlier this week because reporters broke their supposed “pact” with the suddenly svelte (relatively speaking) head coach regarding the pursuit of injury info from team officials not named “Reid, Andy.”
Though his anger was, in our view, misplaced, the bottom line is that Reid wasn’t able to keep under wraps the fact that linebacker Stewart Bradley’s ACL had popped like a Thanksgiving wishbone.
In contrast, Browns coach Eric Mangini has been able to keep things quiet regarding the injury suffered Thursday by guard Red Hadnot.
Said Mangini in Friday comments to the media: “We’re going to keep doing tests on Rex. There is really no update
at this point.”
As observed by the Orange & Brown Report, it appeared that Hadnot had blown out his knee. And there’s a good chance that he did, and that Mangini is merely opting for secrecy.
In the preseason, secrecy is permitted. Once the regular season comes, if Hadnot isn’t otherwise placed on injured reserve, Mangini is required only to point out on the Wednesday before the Week One game at home against Minnesota that Hadnot did not practice, due to a “leg” injury.