At a time when hundreds of NFL players are losing their jobs, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie stood at a podium Thursday and put his head coach on blast.
Perhaps Lurie, who produced Hollywood films such as "I Love You To Death" and "V.I. Warshawski" and made cameos in "Jerry Maguire" and "Arli$$," was auditioning for a starring role in "The Turk."
Lurie's sharp remarks, especially his characterization of last season's 8-8 record as "unacceptable," and declaration that "substantial improvement" would be needed in 2012 for Andy Reid to receive a contract extension, were significant.
First, Reid is the NFL's longest-tenured coach, having taken over in Philly before the 1999 season, five years after Lurie bought the team. A lot of younger fans probably don't even remember who the Eagles' coach was before the big guy took over (it was Ray Rhodes), and the thought of seeing someone other thanRead More »from Eagles boss Jeffrey Lurie matches Andy Reid's power play with justifiable ultimatum