Eagles: Gruden Not Replacing Reid

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – With rumors swirling rampantly, the Philadelphia Eagles moved quickly Monday to dismiss any talk that coach Andy Reid would be replaced by Jon Gruden.

Internet sites and social media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, were abuzz that Gruden was in Philadelphia. Some even speculated that Gruden would be replacing Reid.

However, a statement from the Eagles quickly quashed the rumors.

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

The rumors may have started with a Facebook posting by former Eagles running back Kyle Eckel.

Eckel was on Sportsradio 610 WIP Monday and told Glen Macnow and Anthony Gargano that he wrote something along the lines that Gruden was in Philly and his guess was that “he was not there to be part of the Flyers coaching staff.”

Eckel said he later removed the Facebook posting, but not before the rumor spread all over the internet.

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Gruden, currently an analyst with ESPN, coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a win in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Reid is under contract with the Eagles until 2013.

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  1. Chewbaca says:

    Great picture “JABBA”

  2. Martin says:

    Reid inherited great D from ray rhoads..peopleforget that….Reid does not believe inrunning or stopping the run….so that D went down hill…..reid wins and we go to playoffs BUT we have been in a very weak NFC despite last 2 SB winners were nfc….AFC u have to play manning,steelers,or brady twice we get bad cowboy and skins lol……remember reggie white and kotie (and buddy ryan) had to go up against lawrence taylor,aikman all the time in fact SuperBowl teams twice a year from 1986-1995 with the exception of three 49er teams. guess what the Eagles played 2 of those teams and i believe those teams were way better than the packers no body even ran against them in playoffs…..mcCoy just 12 rushes….All of andy reid playoff losses ave 12 rushes and neber over 16 ……packers did not run in SB but ran over 25+ in other 3 playoff games 25 of last 25 SB teams normally ave 26+ rushes a game reid is failure

  3. HEY YO WHATS UP JOE FROM NEAR PITTSBURG? says:

    THIS IS TRULY A SAD DAY, WHEN JOE BANNER IS SENDING MESSAGES TO KYW!!

    HH OF OXFORD CIRCLE SAYS, YO, JOE , SHOW ME THE SUPER BOWL RING !!!!

  4. Joe says:

    you guys in philly are nuts! Andy Reid is one heck of a coach–Joe from near pittsburgs

  5. DEAR EDDIE , RIGHT ON !! says:

    THAT SO CALLED SINGER, SINGS AS IF HER TAIL IS CAUGHT IN THAT MEAT GRINDER ALWAYS. SHE IS OF THE SAME MOLD AS THAT OTHER TEEN SENSATION, BRITTANY SPEARS. NO TALENT, ONLY ABILITY IS TO SHOW THEIR
    BODY.
    SPEAKING OF BODIES, HAS ANYONE TAKEN A GOOD LOOK AT COACH ?
    TOO MUCH MASHED POTATOES …. AGAIN.

  6. Fred Reed says:

    Joe Banner is the one that should be replaced along with Andy Reid. Both don’t care care about the future of the team and unless Jeffrey Lurie puts aside his friendship and fires both of these guys this team will be lucky to win 4 games next season. It’s time to put Banner and Reid on ice for good. Jeffrey Lurie listen up either fire Andy Reid and Joe Banner or face the fact that the fans will stop watching your team lose all the time.

  7. Paul says:

    Bring Gruden Back! Maybe I’m getting old but does it make anyone mad the way these stars sing our National Anthem? She didn’t even no the words!

    1. Eddie Zumwalt says:

      Paul: No, you’re not getting old. These “stars” today can’t sing; all they do is moan & shriek like cats in a meatgrinder.

  8. WISHIFUL THINKING says:

    THE EAGLES FRONT OFFICE IS NOT THAT FORWARD THINKING PLEASE !!
    THE ONLY GREEN THOSE BANNER BOYS SEE, IS IN TOTAL REVENUE !!
    OUSITNG REID WOULD COST BUCKS, BIG BUCKS. AND WE KNOW THESE BOYS
    BUILD BY THE DRAFT, NOT ACQUIRING OUTSIDE TALENT…. HMMMM DID YOU SAY OFFENSIVE COACH BECOMES DEFENSIVE COACH???

    hehehhe You go Gruden,, we fans loved you when you are an Eagle, we would love you again, if you returned. Vegas says 2million to 1 odds for that

  9. Walt Shanko says:

    It might be a good idea to have Andy do the GM job and Gruden the head coaching job. We must remember that Reid did great job with the Eagles.

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