Andy Reid Introduced As Chiefs Head Coach

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy ReidAndy Reid was formally introduced as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs Monday. He took some time to address his time in Philadelphia, and said he leaves with no regrets.

“I have nothing but good things and good experiences in Philadelphia,” said Reid. “Phenomenal people. Absolutely phenomenal people.

“I can leave Philadelphia saying that I gave it my all. I can leave Philadelphia saying we had some great years there, man. I mean some great years. We were there a long time – I was there a long time. We were blessed to be there. Sometimes change is good. I think it is going to be tremendous for the Philadelphia Eagles, and then on the other hand I think it is going to be tremendous for the Kansas City Chiefs.”

Reid donned a gray suit and a bright red tie with tiny Chiefs logos making up the spots. His wife Tammy, also in red, was in attendance as well.

“Andy  is a proven winner that built an outstanding program in Philadelphia over the last 14 years,” said Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt.

Reid confirmed that some of his staff from the Eagles will join him in Kansas City. It was explained that he and the general manager will report directly to Hunt, and that the GM will have final say over personnel with the Chiefs.

The 54-year-old Reid was asked if he ever considered taking a year off to recharge.

“I’m ready to go, man. I’m ready to go,” said Reid. “This is what I do. Never took that into consideration.”

Reid will address the Philly media later this afternoon.

 

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  • Pomo

    -_-

  • knighn

    I’m suprised he didn’t say, “I don’t want to talk about the Philadelphia Eagles. This day is not that. This day is about the Kansas City Chiefs.”

    • Septhinox

      He’s classier than that. He recognizes what got him there.

      • knighn

        I go back and forth with Reid. He certainly wasn’t classy when refusing to talk about Brian Dawkins just because the Eagles had signed Stacy Andrews. In fact, the quote I listed above is almost word for word what Reid said, except replacing the “Philadelphia Eagles” with “Brian Dawkins” and the “Kansas City Chiefs” with “Stacy Andrews”. No one cared much about Stacy Andrews then. We care even less about him now. We still love and miss Brian Dawkins.
        One of the biggest issues that Eagles fans had with Reid was his arrogance. Bill Belichick deserves to be arrogant: he’s earned it. Reid is NOT on the same level.

        • JofreyRice

          Watching the Ravens game, when they let Ray Lewis come out for the final kneeldown, it was hard not to compare that to how the Eagles treated Dawkins. Lewis has not been the same player he was for Baltimore, but the Ravens org appreciated him for his leadership and dedication, and what he meant to the team’s cohesiveness.

          I was looking at it wrong at the time, because I thought letting Dawkins walk was the right move. Dawkins was basically playing LB for the Birds at the end, but there has been a huge void in leadership since he left, and the FO has really never appreciated what he meant to the team’s success, and what he meant to the fans. The Ravens somehow manage the cold bottom-line numbers crunching aspect with identity & emotional considerations in a way that the Eagles just have not been able to.

  • LostInChiTown

    I might have to start frequenting Kansas City blogs just to see how they react to Reid’s press conferences. Times yours.

  • J smith

    Good luck Andy you did us proud Glad your in the AFC hopefully we’ll see you in the Super Bowl SOON

  • djack10

    One comment stood out from the PC. When Reid took over, the Eagles had the worst record in the NFL except the for expansion Browns. You put it in that context, and he really did take the Eagles to an entirely new level. It’s hard not to root for him just for that reason.