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Andy Reid On Linebackers And Safeties Last Season: "I Goofed"

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March 28,  2012; Palm Beach, FL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid (right) answers a reporters question during the NFC head coaches media breakfast at the Breakers Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
March 28, 2012; Palm Beach, FL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid (right) answers a reporters question during the NFC head coaches media breakfast at the Breakers Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Andy Reid spoke with reporters at the coaches breakfast (part of the owners meetings) this morning and Jeff McLane caught a very candid quote from Andy about the linebacker and safety situation last season.

"We had young guys there, and so I knew that going in," Reid said. "The plan that I had I didn’t execute it very well. Right? That’s my responsibility. I goofed on that one, right? I expected the young guys on defense to get where they’re getting by the end of the season sooner, particularly the middle of the defense — linebackers and safeties. I expected the offense to carry it through. So that part didn’t take place. But to tell you, yeah, your linebackers — the more gaps you open up, the more physical they have to be. That’s how it is."

"I expected the offense to carry it through. So that part didn't take place. But to tell you, yeah, your linebackers -- the more gaps you open up, the more physical they have to be. That's how it is."

We know.

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