Andy Reid: Regrets, I Have a Few

CBS Philly reports that former Eagles coach Andy Reid spent the weekend at Wharton Business School, taking questions about his management approach.

Reid, the former Eagles head coach, was a panelist at the NFL’s Career Development Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. The audience included 70 NFL assistant coaches and player-personnel executives seeking advice, as well as Zach Berman of the Inquirer.

“I was inside the auditorium when Andy [Reid] was speaking and he was candid because he was literally answering a question from a perspective head coach, from an assistant coach who is looking to become a head,” Berman told Michael Barkann and Ike Reese on 94 WIP on Monday. “And what the question was, was about self-evaluation. The way the question was posed to Andy was that, ‘When you become a head coach or GM [general manager] clearly you’re talented at the field, so how did you evaluate yourself?’”

“And what Andy said was that, a year ago he had to do it because he got fired and what he realized is that he strayed from what he does best, what he loves to do, and that’s coaching,” Berman explained. “And he was more on the personnel side, so he determined that for his next job he was really going to get back to coaching on the field, calling plays.”

Must’ve worked. The Chiefs, Reid’s new team, went to the playoffs in his first year.

Andy Reid’s Main Line House Is for Sale

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Detail photo of Andy Reid’s Villanova house via Main Line Executive Realty, Inc.

Andy Reid must be settling in as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, as he’s finally decided to sell his private Main Line home at the end of a cul-de-sac in Villanova. Built in 1999, the home has several standout details: two fireplaces, an office with built-in shelving, finished basement and third floor, and closets with storage systems. From a practical standpoint, the house has a generator and a heated driveway and front walkway, making snow removal a breeze.

A secluded back deck leads to lovely grounds — more than spacious enough for a game of touch football. Gallery below.

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Anyone Missing Andy Reid and Joe Banner Right About Now?

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Two things kept me from wanting to hurl after the Eagles lost an ugly game to the Minnesota Vikings: the Cowboys’ epic fail and my fantasy football teams.

Just as important as Tony Romo’s latest choke-job (at least in my mind) is that I pulled off a first in my roughly 15 years of pretend-sports management — both of my teams advanced to the championship. In one league, that wasn’t a surprise, as I had Jamaal Charles. The Kansas City running back scored five touchdowns on Sunday; the 51 points he spotted me was virtually impossible to overcome. By comparison, Shady McCoy’s team-record-setting Snow Bowl game the week earlier netted 34 points.

But Charles’ gonzo performance got me thinking about someone else who’s in Kansas City these days — Andy Reid, who clinched a playoff berth with Sunday’s win.

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Kansas City Keeps Finding Atrocious Ways to Remind Andy Reid of the 14 Years He Spent in Philadelphia

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Poor Andy Reid. He leaves Philadelphia after 14 years, gets a great fresh start in Kansas City—4-0!—but finds out that the people there will probably always know him best for … the 14 years he spent in Philadelphia. Once again, the man can’t win. This time, though, at least it’s not because of poor clock management.

Anyway, Exhbit A for our argument here is … the Kansas City Chiefsteak. Pitch Weekly’s Jonathan Bender describes this new offering (from the concessions crew at Arrowhead Stadium, natch) as a “footlong bun loaded down with smoked brisket, primary-colored swatches of cheese and bell peppers, and a burping river of barbecue sauce.”

Bender adds: “The stadium has introduced its newest sandwich in homage to Andy Reid, the mustachioed head coach whose most recent previous job was in the city of angioplasty. (Philadelphia has not officially adopted this slogan. Yet.)”

Mostly, the sandwich is a mess. “Add the Chiefsteak to the list of Philly-hopeful sandwiches that fall short. But some things – like football fans who use Cheez Whiz to dull their battery-throwing, expletive-spewing pain in the wake of the great Chip Kelly experiment – are best left to that city anyway.” Just like we can leave the lazy clichés to Kansas City alt-weekly writers!

 

All-22: One Play Kelly Will Steal From Reid

Chip Kelly has used some version of the same line several times since he was hired as the Eagles’ head coach back in January.

“If you weren’t in the room with Amos Alonzo Stagg and Knute Rockne, then you stole it from somebody,” Kelly says. “We didn’t invent this.”

It’s Kelly’s way of denying that he’s some kind of innovator or revolutionary, labels that make him uncomfortable.

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Andy Reid Eviscerates Sal Paolantonio, Reveals Actual Personality

Two things happened after last night’s loss to Andy Reid. (Because that’s what it was. Andy vs. the Eagles. And Andy won.) One, Andy Reid completely shredded Sal Paolantonio during a post-game interview. He spent a fair amount of time ignoring Sal to embrace other people, and actually accused Sal of “blocking” his path. And then delivered these two zingers.

About Sal: “This guy’s not that important right here.”

About a big 3rd down conversion, sardonically: “That was as big as Sal Paolantonio, baby.”

Two, in doing so, he revealed a striking amount of actual personality. New team, new man.

Why might Andy be pissed at longtime Philly scribe Sal Pal? Maybe it was this extended takedown of Andy he gave in January, during which he suggested no NFL team in its right mind would want to hire Reid.

So I don’t know why [Arizona's] Bidwills would want to hire a guy who they just, you know, they killed the team when they were out there.  It was one of the most embarrassing performances by the Eagles all year long.  So, frankly, I was shocked that there was that much interest.

Well, Andy got the last word. Several times.

Video here, via ESPN.

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