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Troy Aikman Again Tells How Andy Reid Once Asked him to Quarterback the Eagles

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Photo Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

In week 11 of the 2002 NFL season, Donovan McNabb went 20-for-25 for 255 yards and four touchdowns on a broken ankle in a game that will forever live in Five lore. Following that, the Eagles finished the season with Koy Detmer and A.J. Feeley under center (who went a combined 5-1) and eventually went to the NFC Championship game (with a healthy McNabb in the playoffs). But that all could have gone very differently if Troy Aikman wasn’t on vacation.

According to Aikman — retelling a story he’s told before, but making it no less insane — Andy Reid called and asked him to come out of retirement and quarterback the Eagles after McNabb went down:

“[Reid] said, ‘Hey, did you hear what happened.’ I said, ‘Yeah, we did a game break.’ He said, ‘Well I want to talk to you about coming to Philadelphia.’ I said, ‘Andy, we’re in the middle of a broadcast. It’s halftime right now.’ He said, ‘I know, I’m watching the game.’ So I said, ‘OK, I’ll call you after the game.’”

Ultimately, Aikman decided it was best to enjoy the California whether and avoid flying across the country to prepare for a game.

“I got back to Santa Barbara and this was around November or whenever it was, and I woke up and I’m thinking, ‘I can either enjoy the next couple of days in Santa Barbara, California, it’s about 65, 70 degrees, or I’m going to be on a plane flying to Philadelphia and probably going to be playing on Monday night against the 49ers,’” Aikman said.

Turning down the offer allowed many Eagles and Cowboys fans to never have to face the strange emotions that would have come with Aikman wearing Eagles green (especially in Week 13 at the Vet). So really, he saved us all, and we were fine with Koy… and then A.J.

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Another Chiefs Win Means Another Awkward Andy Reid Celebration

Where were all the cameras in the locker room when Andy’s teams won in Philly? Is this grand entrance thing just for him in KC? Is there any better song to play along to that gif than “Mr. Roboto”? The answers to those above questions, in order, are: There had to be, I guess so, and maybe “C is for Cookie.”

h/t Deadspin, via Arrowhead Pride

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Andy Reid Is Determined to Sign Every Shitty Player He’s Ever Drafted

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Fresh on the heels of signing failed Eagles draft picks Kurt Coleman and Mike McGlynn, the Chiefs worked out Winston Justice yesterday:

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Reid’s second round pick in 2006, Justice was sort of on the Broncos last year, where he got in to a whopping four games.

With the Chiefs showing interest in all these former Eagles, somewhere, Shawn Andrews prepares to get his Michael Phelps on.

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Andy Reid Forgot Running Backs Exist Again

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Every once in a while, it’s nice to check in on your ex on Facebook. You’re not interested in them anymore and you definitely don’t want to get back together, but you just want to see how they’re doing, what they’re up to, if they changed. Every time you check, you expect to see… something (a new sign of maturity, that they’ve gotten past their destructive habits, etc.). But they never change, and even though you want them to be happy, that makes you smile inside. Andy Reid is that ex, and holy shit he still cannot figure out that you’re supposed to put the ball in the hands of your elite running back.

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You’ll Never Guess Which Team Signed Kurt Coleman

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via LSUFreek

Three months after admitting that he’s better off staying out of the way on personnel decisions, and just a month after reaffirming his belief in 1960s old ball coach tactics, Andy Reid and his Chiefs have signed former Eagles (failed) draft picks Mike McGlynn and, now, Kurt Coleman.

From the National Football Post:

Veteran safety Kurt Coleman has joined the Kansas City Chiefs, according to his agent, Blake Baratz.

Coleman was cut by the Minnesota Vikings.

Coleman, 25, is a former Ohio State standout drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL draft.

Said Reid in June:

“About a year ago, I found out what I wasn’t good at because [I was] out the door,” said Reid, now the Kansas City Chiefs coach. “I went back, and I looked at it, and . . . I drifted away from the thing I love doing most, and that was coaching.”

“I took [myself] completely out, dealt more with personnel . . . stopped calling the plays, all those things,” Reid said.

And in the past week the Chiefs have signed McGlynn and Coleman. I’m telling you, the firefighter is next.

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Andy Reid Reaffirms His Belief in Unnecessarily Vicious Training Camps

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Andy Reid, oh ye ol’ football meathead, is just fine with Jamaal Charles getting popped by teammate Derrick Johnson during training camp. It’s good for the soul, good for the team. Injuries and concussions, however, are not, and yet Reid’s battle zone training camps rage on, even in 2014, when 29 concussions have been reported through the first three weeks of NFL camps.

Here’s Reid on Charles getting drilled [via Pro Football Talk, USA Today]:

“He’s one of our leaders on our team,” Reid said of the 31-year-old Johnson. “We’re in the dog days. He’s not the youngest guy. For him to strut around – I’m loving that now. I’m OK with that. He’s trying to get everybody going, both sides. A little tattoo like that right there – that gets everybody going. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s going to happen.”

“They’ve got this Texas thing,” Reid said. “You’ve got to look at the positive: Jamaal got up and his head was good and everything else so I’m good with it. That is going to happen out here. That is going to happen, I got it. You saw one with the offensive line, one of the offensive lineman hit a linebacker and then hit him again. You’ve got to be smart. It’s part of the game and things are going to happen.

“Well, I mean, you see a lot of those in football. You just keep going. They’re competing. It’s a Texas thing.”

“The last 10 days, we were tackling to the ground. We did it every day,” Reid said. “This week, now we’re working long-drive periods where it’s more ‘thud.’ But those backs are still getting banged around when they come through there. They’ve got to expect to get a shoulder on them. That’s how it rolls.”

All the more reason to appreciate Chip Kelly and his aversion to his multi-millionaires intentionally doing their Texas thing to each other during meaningless scrimmages.

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Andy Reid Admits That His Personnel Decisions Were Terrible

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Andy Reid was part of an NFL Career Development Symposium at the Wharton School on Saturday. He was asked a question about his shortcomings. Zach Berman brings you the response:

“About a year ago, I found out what I wasn’t good at because [I was] out the door,” said Reid, now the Kansas City Chiefs coach. “I went back, and I looked at it, and . . . I drifted away from the thing I love doing most, and that was coaching.”

“I took [myself] completely out, dealt more with personnel . . . stopped calling the plays, all those things,” Reid said.

“[Focusing on coaching in KC has] also allowed me to . . . try to keep my personality in the room and do what I like doing,” Reid said. “I learned a lesson. I thought I stepped out [in Philly] for the right reasons. It probably wasn’t the right thing to do.”

“I’m not saying [it was] the wrong way to go; we had a lot of success in Philadelphia,” Reid said. “But where I was in my career, this is what I want to do. And it worked out where I could actually do that.”

Translation: When I got fired last year, I realized that I wasn’t good at, maybe, 50% of my job. Really, I just handed all the coaching duties over to Marty, owner of a 5-27 career head coaching record. That was dumb. And so, too, was drafting Danny Watkins. I kept telling people that I had to do a better job when, in fact, I wasn’t capable of doing it. I didn’t know what I was doing in the front office! In KC, I’m just focusing on the bbq coaching. That’s what I’m good at. I think. Also: I shouldn’t have let Tammy make the decorating decisions.

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Andy Reid’s Villanova House is For Sale and It Has Some of the Ugliest Interior Decorating I Have Ever Seen

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Everyone has been talking about Andy Reid’s $2.3 million house in Villanova going up for sale. But overlooked is the fact that the interior decorating is hideous at best, and seizure-inducing at worst. Count the shapes:

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YO, TAMSTER! Chill with the patterns. Even Tim Burton would’ve thought they were just a little too geometrically diverse for Beetlejuice or any character Johnny Depp has ever played.* How about you mix in some solid accent walls to complement a motif that I can only assume is called Rubix Cube explosion?

*For real, at what point is Burton going to stop casting Depp in white makeup? I’m sure this has been talked about ad nauseam in movie circles, but just look at this list. THESE ARE ALL BASICALLY THE SAME MOVIE!

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Real estate listing.

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