Philadelphia Eagles: Andy Reid's Post-Mortem Put Aside for Jeffrey Lurie

Ron Pasceri@@RonPasceriCorrespondent IIJanuary 3, 2012

Tune in for Lurie's rare press conference on Tuesday.
Tune in for Lurie's rare press conference on Tuesday.Larry French/Getty Images

It has been customary for Andy Reid to address the media on the day following the season's final game. Reid discusses injuries, tells the press that he "has to do a better job" in several areas, and not too much else of substance.

That had been customary until 2012. Andy Reid did not address the media for his annual post-mortem press conference. It was also announced that on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 pm, owner Jeffrey Lurie will speak.

Lurie has been a largely, behind-the-scenes owner. He addresses the media in the preseason for a state-of-the-team address. He generally offers up a lot of rhetoric, and has given a couple of everlasting quotes.

This, though, is different. Lurie doesn't address the media at the conclusion of the season.

As an organization, the Philadelphia Eagles have a keen awareness of the pulse of the Philadelphia sports fan. They are notorious for their internal polling, and it is quite possible that they have their least favorable numbers in over a decade.

What will he speak about? No one knows, but it does seem a little odd.

Some are hoping for an announcement of the end of Andy Reid's tenure, but that is unlikely. Lurie doesn't seem like the type to fire someone at a press conference.

More than likely it will be solely lip-service in an attempt to cool the fires of the followers that are dissatisfied. There will likely be a share of blame and a message of faith in his decision-makers.

It will be interesting to see if he takes questions, and if so, how many. Maybe Lurie is truly upset with the disconnection between his franchise and its fan base.

Maybe he has decided to make more of an effort to engage the Delaware Valley and keep them happy.

No matter what happens at that press conference, it is something different for an organization where everything always seems the same. Eagles' fans won't want to miss it.