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September 19, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
YOU'VE NOTICED Andy Reid's mustache. It has grown since last season. It's bigger than Montana and we don't mean Joe. Sports Illustrated has gotten the story behind the mustache. Reid told the magazine that he stopped trimming the 'stache after the death of Andy Cheschelski, who was Reid's high school offensive line coach. Reid said that Cheschelski and Danny Hime, another of his high school coaches, both had large mustaches. When Cheschelski died, Reid told Hime he wanted to pay tribute to him by not trimming his mustache.
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September 14, 2007
IN AN ANONYMOUS first-person plural, the Daily News editorial writers recently chose to criticize Andy Reid, albeit "gently. " His silence, the writers argued, was not "golden," they say. I would like to comment on those parents whose children have troubles. And I would like to call them "the Parents in God's First Orchestra. " They are the blessed ones. So often I have seen 24-hour parents toiling and anguishing away about what one waitress once explained to me was "that phone call.
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January 27, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
ANDY REID hasn't said much to the press since his overhyped, underproducing Eagles ended the season at .500. But Reid broke his silence (somewhat) to Sixers.com's Matt Cord at the Sixers game Wednesday, answering some pretty unique questions - just not on anything that Eagles fans really wanted to hear. However, if you're an Andy fan, there were some interesting tidbits from Big Red. On the Sixers: "It's great to be here. This is an enjoyable product they are putting out here.
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September 26, 2011
THEY BOOED Andy Reid the first time the Eagles took a lead yesterday. The 69,144 at Lincoln Financial Field booed, I suppose, because they had seen this movie one too many times, knew what was coming next, the way fans of horror flicks do. A sure touchdown had devolved into the worst kind of compromise: A 14-play, 88-yard drive that used almost 9 minutes of the clock provided just a field goal, just a two-point advantage over the New...
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August 10, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Andy Reid heard them. He heard them loud and clear. Four days after his son died and two days after he buried him, the Eagles coach walked onto the Lincoln Financial Field grass Thursday night for what was essentially a meaningless game. In their 2012 preseason opener, the Eagles starters played as if the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers had no significance. The team won, 24-23, on Alex Henery's 51-yard field goal with 12 seconds left. The Eagles won despite the futility of the starters, and they survived a scare - and the prospect of Mike Kafka as their starting quarterback - when an X-ray on Michael Vick's left thumb came back negative.
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July 18, 2010 | By Ashley Fox, Inquirer Staff Writer
The office door would close softly behind him. The man who always worked, who never took a break, who essentially lived at the office, was leaving early. Andy Reid had to go see his sons. Every Thursday night for nearly two years, Reid would quickly eat dinner in his office and then put aside his job as the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and drive, sometimes longer than an hour, to a prison. For one son, Reid had to go to three prisons. He was a very successful coach of a very successful franchise in the National Football League.
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November 7, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE NEW YORK Jets' Rex Ryan is the NFL's most overrated coach, according to a poll of league players. Eagles coach Andy Reid was third in the voting, behind New England's Bill Belichick. The survey was conducted by the Sporting News, which polled 103 players from 27 teams. The players were not allowed to vote for their own coach. Ryan was named on 35 ballots, followed by Belichick (16), Reid (nine) and Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan (eight). The Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Tomlin was fifth with four votes, followed by the St. Louis Rams' Jeff Fishers, San Francisco 49ers' Jim Harbaugh and San Diego Chargers' Norv Turner, who were tied for sixth with three votes each.
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January 4, 2012 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donna Widmann, 37, a seventh-grade English teacher, was not thrilled by the announcement Tuesday that Andy Reid would again be the Eagles coach next season. "I know my whole family is not happy about it," Widmann said as she waited for a train at Suburban Station for a late-afternoon commute home to Chestnut Hill. However, other fans at the station were pleased with team owner Jeffrey Lurie's decision to keep Reid for a 14th season. "You just can't throw Andy under the bus," said Dwayne Green, 50, of Wilmington.
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January 3, 2012 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Donna Widmann, 37, a seventh-grade English teacher, was not thrilled by the announcement Tuesday that Andy Reid would again be the Eagles coach next season. "I know my whole family is not happy about it," said Widmann as she waited for a train at Suburban Station for a late-afternoon commute home to Chestnut Hill. However, other fans at the station were pleased with team owner Jeffrey Lurie's decision to keep Reid for a 14th season. "You just can't throw Andy under the bus," said Dwayne Green, 50, of Wilmington.
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December 31, 2012 | By Bill Lyon, For The Inquirer
He was introduced to us 14 years ago as The Man With a Plan, and sure enough there it was, The Plan, a binder the size of the Manhattan phone book, an impressive repository of detail and minutiae down to the last bit of, well, what does The Plan say is on the docket for 2:21 p.m. on the second Tuesday of training camp? And with that Andy Reid had Jeffrey Lurie at hello. Or, rather, at precisely 2:21 p.m. the second Tuesday of training camp. Never mind that Andy Reid had never been a head coach in the NFL. Or a coordinator.
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October 15, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
DONOVAN MCNABB has company. Like the former Eagles quarterback, Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin admitted on Sunday that he didn't know a game could end in a tie. That explains the quizzical look he had when players started walking onto the field to shake hands with the scoreboard reading, Panthers 37, Bengals 37. "I was like, what? I was confused," Benjamin told the Charlotte Observer. "They had to explain what was going on. In a way, it still kind of felt like a loss.
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October 10, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IT WAS in the spring of 2012 that Brandon Graham declared himself a bust. The Eagles' 2010 first-round pick was weary from sparring, on Twitter and elsewhere, with fans angry with him for not being Earl Thomas or Jason Pierre-Paul, two future Pro Bowl defensive players who were on the board when the Birds traded up to pick Graham 13th overall that year. So during OTAs that May, after 2 years in which a serious knee injury and its aftermath limited him to 16 games, Graham said he would wear the "bust" label, use it as motivation.
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October 6, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
If you want to relive the past, go to kcchiefs.com, find an Andy Reid news conference video, close your eyes, and listen. "Injuries" will be followed by "looking forward to the challenge of playing" whatever team is next on Kansas City's schedule, and eventually the time will be yours because nothing has changed about Big Red's monotonous routine with the media. Once you get through all that, you should understand this: Reid does a lot of things well as a head football coach.
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October 4, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Two years ago, as Andy Reid was desperately trying to save his job, the Eagles came from behind to win three of their first four games and make it seem that Reid might satisfy owner Jeffrey Lurie's demand for improvement over the previous season's 8-8 record. The fans were understandably split about this prospect. On one hand, winning is nice, but on the other, a sunny day on Feb. 2 feels good only to the groundhog. It turned out there wasn't much for the Andy-must-go crowd to worry about.
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September 8, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
There have been longer civic waiting periods for local sports fans than the one that stretched this year from Jan. 4 to Sunday's opening game for the Eagles. It just doesn't seem that way. The Phillies played baseball for 98 years before winning a championship in 1980. Now that's a long wait. The Flyers and Sixers are trying to end droughts that have lingered for more than a generation. Those are becoming considerable waits as well. But the Eagles - finally, the Eagles - appear headed toward breaking their own eternal streak of frustration.
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September 6, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
As fair as it is to critique the disproportionate number of former Oregon players on the Eagles roster, the greater issue isn't a question of "Why?" but "How?" How did so many ex-Ducks - five on the 53-man roster, two on the practice squad - end up in Philadelphia? The obvious answer, of course, is Chip Kelly. But the follow-up is a much trickier question to answer: How did Kelly seemingly gain so much authority over player acquisition when the division of personnel power was billed as a 50-50 split between the new coach and general manager Howie Roseman?
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September 5, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gus Bradley stayed in Philadelphia on Jan. 15, 2013, after an interview with the Eagles, one day away from potentially succeeding Andy Reid as the team's head coach. If not for Chip Kelly's change of heart, Bradley likely would have been hired in Philadelphia and not by the Jacksonville Jaguars. In fact, Reid called Bradley to talk to him about the Eagles job. "He called me and . . . just said, 'Hey, Gus, I know you're there, I just want to tell you Philadelphia is a great place, a great organization, an unbelievable opportunity,' " Bradley said Wednesday.
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August 21, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
A FEW YEARS AGO, the Eagles employed a defensive-line coach who was concerned with sacking the opposing quarterback, and not much else. Jerry Azzinaro would be the polar opposite of that. It's very unlikely that the Birds' current d-line coach and Jim Washburn ever have a drink together when NFL folk gather, at the Scouting Combine or the Senior Bowl. "I expect to win the Super Bowl," Azzinaro, who also carries the title of assistant head coach, said yesterday, when asked if he expects certain sack numbers from Fletcher Cox, now that the 12th overall pick in the 2012 draft is a two-gapping 3-4 end. "I think if the correlation of sack numbers equaled Super Bowl, I think everyone would take their guys and put 'em in the widest . " Actually, coach, we tried that here . . . "I have no comment on that," Azzinaro said, shaking his head.
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July 25, 2014 | BY BOB VETRONE JR., Daily News Staff Writer vetronb@phillynews.com
WHEN CHIP KELLY held his first full-team OTAs as Eagles coach in May 2013, one thing was apparent, even to the players. "I have noticed that there are a lot bigger guys here this year," said Dennis Kelly, then an Eagles second-year offensive lineman. The 90 players who Kelly would bring to his first full training camp 2 months later were, on average, three-quarters of an inch taller and 7 pounds heavier than the 90 who had attended Andy Reid's final preseason get-together a year earlier.
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July 18, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
IT IS just over a week now until the Eagles begin Chip Kelly's second training camp. It is the time when conversations turn more into actions, when theories become at least a little bit more real. And you wonder. A year into this thing, what do we really know about Kelly? He is the Narrative Killer, the assassin of the preconception. Of that much, we can be certain. The most frivolous exercise in Philadelphia sports journalism is to ask Kelly a question whose premise presumes that the questioner knows what the coach is thinking.
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