October 28, 2012 |
Eagles head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Michael Vick are the two hot-button issues among Eagles fans, and an Inquirer poll revealed that Philadelphians believe Reid should have only 10 games remaining in his Eagles tenure and that Vick should stay as quarterback during that time. Almost half of those interviewed believe this should be Andy Reid's last season, a sentiment that comes after 13 complete seasons without a Super Bowl victory. Reid, who is in his 14th season as the Eagles coach, has final say of the football operation and made every decision from the hiring and firing of defensive coordinator Juan Castillo to the signing of Vick.
August 30, 2007
WE CERTAINLY SYMPATHIZE with the plight of Eagles coach Andy Reid. His son Britt, 22, is in jail. He failed a field sobriety test Aug. 23, after he crashed his pickup truck into some shopping carts in Plymouth Township. Thirty-three pills were found in his pants pocket. Police later found more than 200 other pills in his truck. At the time, he was out on bail awaiting sentencing for flashing a handgun at a motorist. Son Garrett, 24, awaits sentencing on drug and traffic violations.
December 27, 2012 |
BY VIRTUALLY all accounts, we are days away from the end of the Andy Reid era of Eagles football. Someday in the future, when all the angst over missed opportunities and blown drafts has subsided, people will speak of this time as an amazing run of success, and Reid as a consistent winner, albeit not of the ultimate prize. What is less certain is how history will record the man who hired him, amid the boast of a "gold standard" that now hangs over every move and public appearance Jeffrey Lurie makes, and the many he does not make, as well.
January 5, 2013 |
Andy Reid is the Chiefs' new chief. The former Eagles coach came to an agreement with Kansas City to become its next head coach. The Chiefs tweeted a photo of Reid and Chiefs owner Clark Hunt signing the contract on Friday night. "Andy Reid and Clark Hunt make it official," the tweet said. "Reid becomes the Head Coach of the Chiefs. " Reid and his wife, Tammy, boarded a private plane with Hunt and were flown to Kansas City Friday afternoon. When the Reids touched down at Kansas City airport, camera crews were already waiting for the new coach, according to local reports.
December 24, 2012 |
Andy Reid already had endured the sloppy end of the football game, watching as rookie quarterback Nick Foles managed to finish things with an intentional-grounding penalty that robbed Reid of what was probably the final one second of his coaching tenure at Lincoln Financial Field. After that, Reid had to wade across the field, accompanied by a small army of television cameras, to find Washington coach Mike Shanahan and congratulate Shanahan on the 27-20 win that pushed the Redskins one game closer to the NFC East title that the Eagles used to capture as if by habit.
September 26, 2010 |
It may be as simple as this. Michael Vick just may be Andy Reid's midlife crisis. Consider: In his 12 seasons as head coach of the Eagles, Andy Reid has made three major decisions that seemed completely out of character. Two of the three involve Vick: signing him in August 2009, then naming Vick the starting quarterback after he managed the task of beating the Detroit Lions last Sunday. (The other, for those keeping score at home, was the pursuit of Terrell Owens back in 2004.
October 29, 2012
The in-game thumping was performed by the Atlanta Falcons, an unbeaten football team with Matt Ryan, a tremendously talented Exton native, at quarterback. The postgame pounding was administered by Asante Samuel, a former Eagles cornerback best known for three things: missed tackles, trash-talking and interceptions. Samuel, as he did during his four seasons in Philadelphia, missed some tackles, including one that led to a LeSean McCoy touchdown in the second quarter. What he did not miss after the Falcons' 30-17 win over the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field was an opportunity to tear down his former head coach.
January 23, 2009 |
It took Charlie Manuel until the age of 64 to manage a team to the World Series championship, so if you look at it that way, Andy Reid has 13 more years to get the job done. Although perhaps you don't. The comparison between Manuel, who became a lot smarter when the Phillies beat Tampa Bay in the World Series, and Reid, who became dumber when the Eagles lost in the conference championship game against Arizona, is an interesting one. That Manuel, who has been parodied and pilloried for most of his term as manager, would be the one to bring a championship to the city, is amazing.
November 29, 2012
IT CERTAINLY looked like Andy Reid making his way down the sloped aisle from the back of the auditorium at the NovaCare. It was a walk he's made more than 200 times since he took over as the head coach of the Eagles in 1999. But something was different on Tuesday. Once he reached the podium for his day-after-game news conference, this was just a shell of the Andy Reid who had done this for nearly 14 seasons. The confidence, hubris, even arrogance Reid so often demonstrated wasn't there.
October 17, 2012
HE HAS COACHED the Eagles so long now that there are grown men who don't know how it used to be: How Andy Reid's players once sounded very much like the coach; how no matter how bad the loss was, or the start of the season was, the public comments by anyone involved with this team would not even hint at disharmony. You don't rip me. I don't rip you. We don't rip each other. That was the formula. So if you're over the age of, say, 25, if you've been a fan of this team for as long as you can remember, watching Reid hold up his index finger three separate times Monday as he repeatedly and tersely said "one play" was, well, significant.