Reid flip-flops on Kolb comment

 Posted by at 11:11 am
Sep 252010
Eagles head coach Andy Reid

Eagles head coach Andy Reid

September 25 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“For at least the second time this week, Andy Reid said one thing only to say the opposite a little later.

First it was the Kevin-Kolb-is-my-quarterback-no-now-he-isn’t switch the Eagles‘ coach pulled out of his hat earlier this week.

Reid contradicted himself again an hour after his Friday news conference at the NovaCare Complex – in which he denied a comment he made to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King – when he had a team spokesman tell reporters that he did in fact make it.

Here’s the quote, which King wrote was one of Reid’s explanations for benching Kolb in favor of Michael Vick, as it appeared on

“A young quarterback needs time to mature as he grows in the game. I don’t think Kolb has lost one thing. He’s a franchise quarterback. He will win games, and championships, for the Eagles. But I think it’s a different deal when you go out there and can’t make a mistake or you’re going to get crucified, which is the way this thing might have gone if he went back in there now.””

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