January 3, 2013 |
THE SUPPOSITION is that a team quickly will hire Andy Reid as its head coach for next season. Arizona appears eager to be that team. Arizona, the team that handed the Eagles three of their more painful losses since December of 2008; the team that visits Lincoln Financial Field this year. Can't beat 'em, join 'em. Let this serve as the Cardinals' caution, then: Reid was fired Monday because he authored the most absurd season a head coach has produced in recent professional sports history.
December 30, 2010 |
SOME OF THE EAGLES' problems are hard to fix, such as the fact that they don't really have a top-notch, starting-quality corner to play opposite Asante Samuel, or that rookie middle linebacker Jamar Chaney remains extremely inexperienced. Other things that contributed to Tuesday's loss to the Vikings are more under the control of players and coaches, and shouldn't have happened. That was part of Andy Reid's message in his day-after news conference. "We have to get rid of the things that I don't consider very smart things, like [confusion on]
February 3, 2012
By William C. Kashatus Andy Reid, who's been with the Philadelphia Eagles for 13 seasons, enjoys the longest tenure of any head coach among the city's professional sports teams. But his inability to win a Super Bowl, an antagonistic relationship with the local media, and the growing disenchantment of Eagles fans suggest that his days are numbered. Whether he can extend his career beyond 2013, when his contract expires, remains to be seen. Still, Reid could learn a few lessons from two legendary coaches, Connie Mack and Joe Paterno.
August 4, 2009 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Andy Reid was ticked off yesterday. He dealt with his anger the way any self-respecting despot in command of a totalitarian regime would - he lashed out at the no-good media. There we were at Lehigh, waiting for the Eagles coach to voice what had already been reported by journos across the Delaware Valley a few hours earlier - that an MRI exam had revealed that middle linebacker Stewart Bradley has a torn ACL and he's likely out for the season. Reid refused to discuss Bradley's injury or reveal how long the Eagles expect him to be out of uniform.
December 25, 2012 |
"Philadelphia is a place to park and change your socks. " -Jim Murray Andy Reid loves to write and loves the written word - although not necessarily those distributed on a daily basis in this particular city. At one time, before deciding that being a football coach was his career path, Reid thought he might pursue becoming a sportswriter. Encouraged by a high school typing teacher as a means of learning the keyboard, Reid began keeping a detailed personal journal in 11th grade and it is a habit he still maintains.
July 2, 2010 |
Even in war-torn Afghanistan, 7,000 miles from Eagles-obsessed Philadelphia, Andy Reid can't avoid a familiar cheer. The Eagles coach has been traveling with three other NFL coaches, including former assistant Brad Childress, on a USO tour that has spread goodwill to soldiers stationed and fighting overseas. After a one-day delay, induced by a bird of another flock, Reid and his colleagues finally reached the Bagram Air Base in the Parwan province of Afghanistan early Friday morning.
November 15, 2011
IT'S THE QUESTION we get asked most, especially when Mondays follow Sundays like this past one. People ask why bother attending Andy Reid's day-after press conference when your why and how questions invariably invoke "just because" answers, when you invariably leave the room with less enlightenment than when you entered, that ol' Groundhog Day feeling once again. Joe Banner said it best years ago, when he issued his definition of insanity as repeating the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result.
December 31, 2012 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It was 5:02 p.m., more than an hour after the game ended. The group in the hallway beneath MetLife Stadium had thinned considerably. Tammy Reid sat on a trestle table, wearing a full-length fur coat, swinging her legs back and forth. Her daughter, Crosby, stood next to her. Her two sons, Britt and Spencer, were at the game, too, there for the last go-round. A yellow electric cart bearing a placard that read "Stadium Security" idled outside the locker-room door.
September 21, 2013 |
It was difficult to tell if it was Andy Reid or the Eagles who put the Kansas City Chiefs in a better position to win the coach's homecoming game at Lincoln Financial Field because the only thing Michael Vick and the home team did rapidly Thursday night was give the football away. All that mattered, of course, was that the night belonged to Reid and the Chiefs. The coach who won a lot of games but never the biggest one returned to the place he worked for 14 years and schooled Chip Kelly and the Eagles, leaving the Linc with a 26-16 win and a 3-0 record.
December 10, 2009 |
Until there is a Lombardi Trophy gleaming in a display case in the NovaCare Complex lobby, words won't mean a thing. The words Jeffrey Lurie says won't convince skeptical fans that it was a good idea to extend Andy Reid's contract. The words of Reid's harshest critics won't penetrate the franchise's inner sanctum and change a single mind. Even the words on Reid's contract don't mean all that much (although the numbers do). In 1999, Lurie hired Reid because he believed that the relatively unknown assistant coach from Mike Holmgren's Green Bay Packers staff had the right plan to build a championship program in Philadelphia.