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.
January 12, 2013 |
"You gotta have an ego that's built with shoe leather" to coach in Philadelphia, according to ex-Eagles head coach Andy Reid. He also defended quarterback Michael Vick as "a very kind person" who lost his starting job in Philadelphia only because of injury. Reid's remarks about Philly, Vick and plans as the new Kansas City coach came during interviews on a couple of national radio shows. Reid has long seemed more comfortable and forthcoming on such interviews than during postgame Q-and-A's with local media.
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.
August 1, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Mike Thomas met Andy Reid for the first time before Monday's practice, when the Eagles coach told the former Army sergeant that he looked like a movie star and could be on the field. Thomas, wearing a green Eagles muscle shirt that revealed his Eagles tattoos, told Reid to go win a Super Bowl. It was their first face-to-face encounter, but not the first time they had connected. In 2010, Thomas was badly wounded while serving in Iraq, outside Baghdad. He was in a coma for 20 days in a North Carolina hospital when his family shared his story with the Eagles.
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.
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.
January 7, 2013 |
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Given the opportunity to say goodbye, Andy Reid ducked out the back and four days later resurfaced here of all places. The divorce was a long time coming and it got nasty at the end, with the chants and the papers bags and the banners. But when Reid chose not to have one final news conference it was as if he wanted to deny Eagles fans their chance at closure. Fourteen years is a long time in one place for any NFL coach, but perhaps nowhere as long as in Philadelphia.
January 3, 2009 |
Stop the speculation now. Andy Reid isn't going anywhere other than Tony Luke's for a chicken cutlet sandwich. A week ago at this time, it was fair to wonder if the Eagles' Reid-Donovan McNabb era was about to end. The fans wanted change, and it seemed as though the tide had turned more against the coach than the quarterback. That was before the planet spun off its axis, setting into motion the chain of events that allowed Oakland's Michael Bush to run the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of the playoff picture before the Eagles' ferocious defense set loose the Dallas attack dogs - Tony and T.O. - on offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.