Chiefs’ Andy Reid reflects on his time with the Eagles ahead of the Super Bowl game against his former team
This year’s Super Bowl features many storylines, from two young star quarterbacks meeting to the Kelce brothers both making it to the big game.
One of the more interesting topics of conversation revolves around Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. In a weird way, Reid is doing his best to defeat a team he’s been building for over a decade.
During Reid’s 14-year tenure as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, his roster-building philosophy emphasized scrimmage to design good players. Some of the players Reid helped draft continue to make important contributions to Philadelphia’s defensive line.
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Reid drafted 12 players in the first round during his time with the Eagles. Eight of those first rounds were linemen.
The only exceptions were quarterback Donovan McNabb, wide receiver Freddie Mitchell, cornerback Lito Sheppard, and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.
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On Thursday, Reid was asked about two of the former players he drafted, four-time All-Pro defense tackle Fletcher Cox and defensive end Brandon Graham.
“Yes, I’m very proud of these guys. I know them personally, so I’m proud. They’re tough guys, tough in the head, they’re good leaders, they’re fun to be around and they’re good football Players. I think in general that – everyone is an individual and has their own characteristics – but in general I would tell you this about them – great team guys,” Reid told reporters.
Howie Roseman has been with the Eagles franchise for over two decades. He began as a front office intern in 2000 and is now in his second tenure as the team’s General Manager.
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Roseman also currently serves as the Eagles’ executive vice president and has built one of the best rosters in the NFL. He seems to have learned from Reid in their 12 years together because Philly has arguably the most talented defensive and offensive lines in the league.
“I still have a great relationship with Jeff Lurie, Howie Roseman and all the people there,” Reid said during an appearance on The Herd on Tuesday. “Three of the players were kids who we drafted while we were there. I have fond memories of Philadelphia. I love the whole 14 years I was there.”
Reid also mentioned the connection Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick had with his sons.
“Reddick went to school with my son (at Temple University) – my two sons, one coached and one played,” told reporters Thursday.
One of Reid’s sons, Britt, was a graduate assistant coach at Temple before eventually joining his father’s staff in Kansas City.
In November, Britt was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to one charge of a DWI crime stemming from a 2021 vehicle accident that seriously injured a four-year-old. The incident happened on February 4, just days before the Chiefs were scheduled to play at Super Bowl LV.
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Reid led the Eagles to five NFC championship games and one Super Bowl appearance during his time at the helm. In eleven years, the team reached the playoffs nine times.
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