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.
January 1, 2013 |
Sometime before 9 a.m. on New Year's Eve, Jeffrey Lurie walked from his office to Andy Reid's and relieved him of his duties as Eagles coach after 14 seasons of carrying the weight of the franchise. When Reid met with his players an hour or so later he told them that he would no longer be their coach. And then he cried. "We hadn't seen him that emotional since the day that he lost his son," center Jason Kelce said. "You think about what he's gone through, not to mention a terrible season, but the loss of his son and the loss of the job that he's held for 14 years, all in a manner of three or fourth months.
March 26, 2009 |
Breakfast with Andy Reid is an annual event at the NFL owners meetings, but yesterday the coach passed on the eggs and bacon and consumed nothing more than a bottle of water while fielding questions about Donovan McNabb's happiness, Brian Dawkins' departure, what the offensive line might look like, and a variety of other team-related issues. Here are the highlights from the 60-minute media session with the Eagles' coach at the swank St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort. Question: Where do things stand with Donovan McNabb in terms of a possible contract extension?
March 21, 2013 |
PHOENIX - The Hawaiian shirt - an impenetrable jungle of blue, red, white, yellow and green - was familiar, as was the group of faces awaiting Andy Reid's arrival. But a red Kansas City Chiefs helmet adorned the sign that identified the table of the man who coached the Eagles for 14 years. Reid celebrated his 55th birthday at the NFL meetings' AFC coaches breakfast, flanked by a half dozen Philadelphia reporters. KC is a different media market, all right - nobody from Missouri was on hand to ask any questions of the Chiefs' new coach.
April 25, 2016 |
It is an interesting quirk of fate that Doug Pederson begins his tenure as Eagles head coach with the team holding the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft, exactly as was the case when Andy Reid took over 17 years ago. The histories of Pederson and Reid have been so intertwined that the obvious comparison as the Eagles prepare to select quarterback Carson Wentz on Thursday is to equate that with Reid's choice of Donovan McNabb in 1999. Re-creating Reid's tenure here, down to the opening draft pick of that era, isn't the worst thing to do. The man went to the playoffs in nine of his 14 seasons with the Eagles, won 130 regular-season and 10 postseason games, and was overseer of the longest sustained period of success in franchise history.
October 31, 2012 |
THE DATE was Sept. 21, 2010. It was the day after Andy Reid had said that Kevin Kolb was still his starting quarterback, despite how well Michael Vick had played for a game-and-a-half while Kolb nursed a concussion. At about 5:45 p.m., the blast text arrived from the team: "Andy Reid names Michael Vick as team's starting quarterback. Reid will be available on conference call with media at 6:30 . . . " And so it began, what likely was the beginning of the end. It remains the move in Reid's 14-season tenure that will be debated most because it is the move that likely will get him fired.
January 28, 2011
I'VE GIVEN UP on Andy Reid as coach of the Eagles. It's time to move on. No. 1 reason - he doesn't like to run the ball at all. And in the playoffs, he becomes one-dimensional. Same old story every year. He'd rather throw the ball 50 times a game. Maybe it wasn't all Donovan McNabb's fault. Reid has to take a lot of the blame for his play-calling. All good teams in the playoffs run the ball and play good defense. The writing is on the wall. The clock is ticking! Daniel Kelly Bensalem
January 31, 2011
Spencer Reid, the youngest of Eagles coach Andy Reid's five children, has given a verbal commitment to play football at Temple. Reid, a 5-10, 205-pound running back who also played defense, spent his senior season at Harriton High School after transferring from St. Joseph's Prep. He also was being recruited by Delaware. Temple also has received a verbal commitment from Clinton "Juice" Granger, a 6-3, 235-pound quarterback from Pierce Junior College in Los Angeles. Granger was a senior at George Washington High School in 2007, and also spent time at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas.
January 14, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs will introduce John Dorsey as their new general manager on Monday, the team said. Dorsey was the Green Bay Packers' director of football operations and has ties to new Chiefs coach Andy Reid. They worked together in Green Bay from 1992-98. The Chiefs plan to interview fired New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano for the offensive line job, according to an ESPN report Sunday. Sparano emerged as a candidate with the Chiefs after Cleveland offensive line coach George Warhop, who was targeted for the job by new Kansas City coach Andy Reid, elected to stay with the Browns and new head coach Rob Chudzinski.
January 3, 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Indications are that former Eagles coach Andy Reid will interview for the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job either Thursday or Friday. Reid spent more than 8 hours Wednesday conferring with officials from the Kansas City Chiefs, who flew to Philadelphia to speak with him. Neither Kansas City nor Arizona seems close to making a hire, despite reports Tuesday that Reid's hiring in Arizona was imminent. Chiefs president Mark Donovan, part of the group that came to Philadelphia for the interview, is a former Eagles executive who is close to Reid and to Tom Heckert, the former Eagles general manager who was fired Monday in Cleveland.