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.
June 11, 2014 |
The former Villanova home of ex-Eagles coach Andy Reid has seen plenty of interest from brokers, but no buyers yet at its price tag of $2.3 million, according to listing agent Kevin Murphy of Main Line Executive Realty in Bryn Mawr. Reid, a college football star at Brigham Young University, won a Super Bowl as an assistant coach at Green Bay, then became a multimillionaire head coach of the NFL's Philadelphia franchise before leaving for Kansas City in 2013. Reid's 15-year-old, five-bedroom house at 1215 Page Terrace has been on the market for about a month, according to Murphy.
July 3, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 20, 2013 |
It may not be fair to compare Chip Kelly to Andy Reid. It's just inevitable. Reid was here so long, and came so close to winning a Super Bowl so often, that we're bound to use him as a benchmark. That's why, while I was pondering Kelly's actions so far, Reid's infamous binder suddenly came to mind. You remember: Way back in the previous century, Reid impressed the Eagles' brain trust with his comprehensive plan for success in the NFL. That plan was contained in a binder Reid had spent years putting together and revising, a notebook that was said to be at least six inches thick.