August 7, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - On Monday, one day after Garrett Reid was found dead in a Lehigh University dormitory room, Eagles coach Andy Reid released a statement on behalf of the Reid family that said his son "lost the battle that has been ongoing for the last eight years. " Garrett Reid suffered from a drug addiction for much of the last decade. The official police investigation of Reid's death was not finalized by Monday afternoon, and the autopsy results had not been released. In a joint statement by the Lehigh University chief of police, Northampton County district attorney, and Northampton County coroner, the officials said "there is no additional information regarding the death investigation of Garrett Reid.
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.
January 6, 2013
During the slow death march that concluded Andy Reid's long career in Philadelphia this fall and winter, something interesting happened: Despite my sports fanaticism, I found myself not caring about the actual games - how many times did I have to watch an overpaid cornerback amble after a fleeing receiver? - but eagerly awaiting the coach's postgame news conferences. After each debacle, the stoic, tight-lipped coach would trudge to the podium and mouth the same platitudes, for which he would be pilloried in the media.
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 24, 2013 |
MOBILE, Ala. - Same familiar black short-sleeve shirt, different surroundings. Andy Reid was sitting with some of his new Kansas City Chiefs cohorts Tuesday afternoon at the South team's Senior Bowl practice, Reid getting a faceful of sun in the East stands at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Like Chip Kelly, his replacement with the Eagles, Reid said he has spent much of his time since being hired by his new team "mainly just hiring coaches. " Then, with new Chiefs general manager John Dorsey sitting next to him, Reid said: "We went through the process of hiring a general manager.
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.
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.