The term "outplayed and outcoached" are such generic terms in the NFL. We've heard this phrase for years.
Belichick 8/22: We got outplayed and outcoached
Do you think Patriots players got their underwear bunched up because their head coach said they got outplayed?
C'mon, these dudes get paid millions to compete. If some generic phrase muttered after a 7 GAME LOSING STREAK is going to reveal the soft underbelly of this franchise, they might not have the mental fortitude in the long run to compete against the Bill Belichicks of the world.
If they cut Reed because he sucks, so be it.
But if they cut him because he was a little critical by using a very generic phrase, then this FO is soft as puppy poop.