Eagles falling apart in spite of Reidís ďAll on the same pageĒ motto
Reid is already facing severe criticism from fans and the board for Eagles woeful form, despite this more is being piled upon his already full plate when players started arguing among themselves. The players are disturbed by Eagles poor form too, and in act of frustration decided to lambast against each other causing the injury-stricken Eagles squad to divide further apart.
This week media slated the incident between Reid and cornerback Asante Samuel. However, before the critics and media could uncap their pens to dig and bring some dirt Reid managed to diffuse the situation with timely statements.
According to reports, Reid and Samuel had a private meeting after Samuel made some remarks about the front office. Later, Samuel met up with the reporters before departing from the NovaCare Complex. Samuel told media that he now had a much better understanding of the business of the NFL. Samuel also stated that right now all his concentration was focused upon defeating the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
On the other hand, Reid issued a statement after his meeting with Samuel. In the statement, Reid stated that he and Samuel ended their conversation satisfied. Reid concluded that they both “left with a positive feeling going forward.”
Reid said, “I am aware of how Asante felt and we have since talked. We both left with a positive feeling going forward. As I have said previously, when we acquired Dominique Rodgers-Cromatie and Nnamdi Asomugha, we had received numerous calls on the availability of our cornerbacks. After discussing significant trade offers with other teams, we decided to keep all three cornerbacks on our team," Reid said in the statement.”
Reid continued, “Asante is a valuable member of our team and we appreciate all that he brings to this organization. As far as my relationship with Howie and Joe, I have a great deal of respect for both of them and I know we are all on the same page.”