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.
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:
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!
Real estate listing.
Andy Reid continued his habit of only doing interviews with people who will tongue his balls, when he sat down with DONOVAN MCNABB for FOX Sports 1 this week. It was, of course, a real hard-hitting interview what with Reid’s longtime pupil lobbing questions about his 9-0 football team, babies and Peyton Manning.
FOX didn’t post video yet, but credit to The School Philly for YouTubing this sumbitch.
Awwwwwwwwww, a little plum tomato!
Here’s some kid, somewhere, dressed up as Baby Andy Reid. Wonder which Reid – real or little – dribbles more food onto his chest?
The Chiefs are 8-0.
via CBS Sports
If you can stand to watch it, there’s video of the whole thing here.
UPDATE: Now an even better Kool-Aid GIF.
H/T to (@Banditmax)
Andy Reid won a challenge today as the Chiefs won yet another game, smoking the Giants in my early season favorite for the I Wish the Stadium Would’ve Imploded Instead Bowl, and one referee just couldn’t couldn’t comprehend that he was staring at a tomato and not a black hole, mistaking Reid’s team as, well: Philadelphia will not be charged a timeout.
More notable, however, is: ANDY REID WON A CHALLENGE?!
H/T to everyone who pointed this out and reader Rob for the video
ANDY REID JOINS THE REVOLT AGAINST SAL PAL! Welcome, Tomato.
Big Red may have kissed Derrick Gunn after the game… but he was significantly less cordial to the completely over-the-top and irritably grating Sal Paolantonio, who snaked an interview with Reid for ESPN before Alex Flanagan and her cat-scratch voice could get to Reid for AN INTERVIEW WITH THE NETWORK THAT AIRED THE GAME(!).
“You’re blocking me. Are you blocking me?”
“Keep walking, Brian. This guy’s not that important right here.”
“That was a big one… that was as big as Sal Paolantonio, baby.”
FANTASTIC! Where was this personality for the last 14 years?
Sal Pal was pretty tough on Reid the past few years during his radio hits and completely nonsensical one-hour show. Perhaps Reid took notice? Is there something else here? Anyone?
Whatever the case– I like it.
Hilarious video after the jump.