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Friday, August 24, 2007

NFL: Suspend Andy Reid

Responsibility.

The NFL is on a quest to hold its players accountable and responsible for their off field behavior. Part of an effort to rehabilitate the league's image. To send a message to the public that those associated with the NFL are good, responsible people.

All that seems fair and advisable.

Players who have failed to meet the expectations of the league's behavioral demands are being routinely suspended and fined. Again, seems fair. The league must punish those that don't conform to their expectations.

The mantra has been responsibility. Accountability.

And respect for the opportunity to represent the NFL.

Commissioner Roger Goodell has been nothing if not proactive in implementing, enforcing and publicising the responsibility program. At least as it applies to players.

We wonder, when will it apply to coaches?

Eagles coach Andy Reid has stood by and watched his two old boys (their behavior precludes us from calling them young 'men') terrorize suburban Philadelphia. Allegations ranging from reckless traffic offenses to drugs to guns to threatening private citizens.

Where is the outrage? Where is the demand that Reid take responsibility for the boys he is raising? Where is Roger Goodell's conduct policy? Why aren't NFL executives and owners decrying Reid's allowance of family members (that he is responsible for raising) dragging the Eagles name and the NFL through the mud with each and every one of their selfish acts of lawlessness?

Thus far, all have been absent. Not so much as an indication from the league office that Reid has even been so much as warned to get his household in order.

We assume (based on nothing factual, as is our want) that Reid's children rely on their father for their economic subsistence. If that is the case, Reid is responsible for them. Regardless of them being minors or not.

Some will falsely argue that Reid's hoodlums are over 21 and that absolves him of responsibility.

We would argue that if he had taught them proper behavior and held them accountable at an earlier age, the rest of us would not be in jeopardy due to their actions now.

Mr. Reid owes it to the NFL. Mr. Reid owes it to his players. Mr. Reid owes it to the honor that is being a head coach in professional football.

And most of all, Mr. Reid owes it to his children.

The time has come for Mr. Reid to either voluntarily, or through the invocation of the conduct policy, step away from the game and get his household in order.

It's time for Andy Reid to follow the example set by Michael Vick.

It's time for Andy Reid to assume responsibility for a crime spree in suburbia.

It's time to suspend Andy Reid.

15 comments:

Mr.Poindexter said...

Damn right,'master'NOIS.It's why I've been demanding Marcus and Michael's parents apologize to America for the sociopaths that resulted from their carless procreation and the rest of our village are now forced to endure.
Thank you,sir.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"It's why I've been demanding Marcus and Michael's parents apologize to America for the sociopaths that resulted from their carless procreation"

Sir, where their parents under NFL employ?

Mr.Poindexter said...

I don't know 'where'their parents WERE employed,'master'NOIS,sir.
However I respectfully endorse your notion that it be incumbent on parents to accept responsibility for the actions of their children who have reached the age of majority.Sir.

The Lawn Jockey said...

I agree with you, nois. if reid is paying the kids bills so they don't have to have real jobs or be in college and shit. then he sure as hell is responsible if they are living at home and running around like thugs.

Steve said...

what a minute...this site isn't written by surburban white kids like the Reids? huh, who would have guessed

Tripod said...

"what a minute...this site isn't written by surburban white kids like the Reids? huh, who would have guessed "


HAHAHAH...good one????

makeitstick said...

Andy Reid did leave for weeks leading up to the Draft to take care of his house. It seems these kids are a bunch of spoiled punks. Does Reid deserve some of the blame? Absolutely. Should he be suspended by the NFL? I lose alittle respect for you for even suggesting such a thing NOIS. You make so many good points thoughout the week, and then this. I guess you cant be spot on all the time.

uncommon sense said...
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uncommon sense said...

"Andy Reid did leave for weeks leading up to the Draft to take care of his house."

and one just got nailed again!!! guess taking a few weeks off in the offseason was a big help.


"It seems these kids are a bunch of spoiled punks."

wonder who spoiled them>????

Avonte Mixon said...

some of you get so wound up in nois' hyperbole. its amusing to watch you miss the points.

makeitstick said...

I realize the NFL conduct code is alittle over the top, but if bad parenting is a reason to get suspended, the league might as well fold up shop.Next it will be for children out of wed lock, missing their weekend daddy visits. I think we all agree Reid isn't father of the year, but equating that to suspension is too far. And while were over the top, I belive the mother should take more of the blame than the father. Andy Reid's job requires he spend much (probably too much) time tending to the Eagles needs. Right or wrong that is the requirement that comes with being the multimillion dollar breadwinner for the family. His wife's job I would presume was to tend to the house and eveything that comes with it in the absence of Andy. I further believe the NFL & Eagles should shoulder some fault for requiring so much time and energy from the Head Coaches and because of that he hasnt had the opportunity to properly raise his children. Reid is just a slave to his employer and couldn't do anything for fear of losing his job.

madd hatter said...

"being the multimillion dollar breadwinner for the family"


glad to see that you think money comes before raising decent kids.

people like you are why this country is falling apart.

Sebastian said...

Suspend Andy Reid for the actions of his sons? C'mon, you're not making sense. You're making interesting conversation, but not sense.

Austin Kennedy said...

The conduct code is for something the individual has done that was out of place, not their family. This is absolutely ridiculous and I can't believe that people really think this way. Andy Reid has been a great father and has done more for those kids than most dad's I know have done. What about Andy's 3 other kids who have not one spot of legal trouble or any sort of other issues. The thing here is that 2 ADULTS made some pretty stupid choices. Why should their parents be blamed for that. Did you ever disobey your parents or hide something from them, or do something you know they would not have approved? I sure know I did. Does that mean my mom should quit her job or worse, be asked to resign because of it? Absolutely not. There is no reason that Andy would need to step down unless he has the desire to do so. My father hardly paid any attention to me and left when I was still in diapers. I have turned out ok. Is it because of my dad that I did? NO!! Those boys had more of a father than I ever did and I have had not one brush in with the law. Parents cannot be blamed when their ADULT children make mistakes. Andy and Tammy Reid are great parents, I know firsthand. They are very generous and loving people who would never in their lives choose money or jobs before their family. They love their kids and if a couple of them are making bad choices, then so be it, they apparatnly aren't stopping. Now it is time for the Reid's to focus on their other children and teach them from their older siblings' mistakes, which hopefully will not continue. Is it really necessary for any of us to even be having this discussion. I think not. I am not perfect and I know that none of you are either, so why are we holding others to a higher standard. If the fans of Philidelphia truly love their team, then they should pull together and offer their support to Andy in this time of Hell and maybe show him and his kids, that they too are not perfect, but that they are human and are prone to mistakes and blemishes just like anyone else. Let us all fix the problems in our own lives before we start calling for others to live to a higher standard.
Put yourselves in their shoes for ten minutes and think about how you would feel if you had your kids in legal trouble, tv reporters camped in your front yard, and people who don't even know you judging and criticizing every decision you have ever made. Now how does that feel?

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Andy Reid has been a great father and has done more for those kids than most dad's I know have done. What about Andy's 3 other kids who have not one spot of legal trouble or any sort of other issues. "

Sir, so Andy is 3 for 5. That is a great average in baseball, but not parenting.

"Why should their parents be blamed for that."

If he had one child that was a jackass, you might be correct. But when 40% of his children turn out to be jackasses, you have to recognize the problem. Children LEARN from their parents.

" My father hardly paid any attention to me and left when I was still in diapers."

Who can blame him? You seem like a whiney little brat.

"I have turned out ok."

We request that you get a second opinion on that.

"Tammy Reid are great parents"

...who just happened to raise two criminals by accident.

"I am not perfect and I know that none of you are either"

Speak for yourself. We are perfectly righteous.

"so why are we holding others to a higher standard"

You are right, expecting a high profile parent not raise 40% of his kids to be offenders is just asking WAY too much...

" Andy in this time of Hell and maybe show him and his kids, that they too are not perfect, but that they are human and are prone to mistakes and blemishes just like anyone else."

Either that....or tell him to go straighten out his house so the streets of suburban Philly are safe...

"Let us all fix the problems in our own lives before we start calling for others to live to a higher standard."

None of us here have kids that drive drunk, do drugs or pull guns on people.

It's NOT a higher standard to expect Andy to raise decent kids...it's just THE standard.

Stop making excuses for him and his ill behaved children.

YOU are what is called an enabler. If Andy was an alcoholic, you'd be the guy buying him a shot of whiskey, wouldn't you?

"Put yourselves in their shoes for ten minutes and think about how you would feel if you had your kids in legal trouble"

I'd take a REAL leave of absence, or if I was a multimillionaire, I'd quit and straighten them out.

"Now how does that feel?"

It feels like it goes along with being an NFL head coach that has kids out wreaking havoc on the community. That's how it feels.


Quit making excuses. Andy needs to quit coaching and go raise his pack of scoundrels properly.

As citizens, we deserve protection from them