Is Coach Leaving Home Drama at Home?

Reid's family issues perhaps to blame for uninspired play-calling
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Oct 4, 2007 10:30 PM CDT
Philadelphia Eagles Sean Considine is attended to by trainers after sustaining a knee injury in the first half of a football game with the Washington Redskins, Sept. 17, 2007, in Philadelphia. Head...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The legal problems of his sons can't help but have distracted Philadelphia coach Andy Reid, opines the Philadelphia Inquirer, and his lack of focus is evident from the results on the field. One son is under house arrest and the other is in prison for sundry drug-, gun-, and DUI-related transgressions.

Poor coaching by Reid was manifest in two Eagles losses thus far: inexperienced punt returning cost the team dearly against the Packers, and misconceivedly pass-heavy play-calling got quarterback Donovan McNabb sacked a league-record twelve times. Team president Joe Banner hedged on Reid's focus: " "It would be foolish to try to say it isn't on his mind."