Andy Reid Skips Trip To Arizona…For Now

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Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid reportedly skipped his trip to Arizona to visit the Cardinals last evening. This, after Reid met with representatives from the Kansas City Chiefs for close to nine hours.

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Reports indicated that Reid was supposed to fly to Arizona last evening in order to meet with the Cardinals today. Eventually, the meeting with the Chiefs ended and then last night, reports emerged that Reid was considering pushing the meeting with Arizona back.

Then later, we found out a bit more when Howard Eskin of Fox 29 in Philadelphia caught up with Reid shortly after his meeting with the Chiefs.

“Former Eagles coach Andy Reid lost his job on Monday but he may be closer to another job after today. And it could be, it could be with Kansas City. I spoke with Andy Reid after his meeting of over eight hours, nearly nine hours. It was here in Philadelphia at the private airport Atlantic Aviation.

“At the meeting was the owner of the Chiefs, Clark Hunt, along with the GM Scott Pioli, and the president Mark Donovan along with four others from the front office. Reid was accompanied with his agent, Bob LaMonte. After the meeting, I was the only media person that spoke to Reid, and although he would not talk on camera, he did tell me he had no contract done — eight hours and nothing done, or nine hours? — but he does love the ownership, was very comfortable with all their people and he was scheduled to head to Arizona today but now he told he is not sure if he will go to Arizona. He wanted to talk to his wife. He also told me he may have a visit in San Diego.”

It sure sounds like the two sides are getting close. It may be that Reid wanted to go home and speak to his wife about the possibility of moving to Kansas City.

Let’s hope she’s a BBQ fan.

(h/t Arrowhead Pride)

Topics: Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • Cha-iefs

    Reid is a great coach.-smart man.

    This situation just sounds like a smart man is doing what all smart men do……”sleep on it”. “Talk to his wife” or whatever you’d like to call the time spent pondering this big decision.

    I still feel the BEST fit for THE CHIEFS is Cowher or Gruden. [Pretty clear neither are interested in leaving their seats to come coach in KC.] What about Lovie Smith? one thing is for sure, NO MORE PIOLI FRIENDS!
    Andy is a GREAT coach but that being said, Reid will not be a good fit for KC and if he is hired, expect HUGE changes in team philosophy,identity,scheme,personnel,etc. There is no way the team can be successful without this if they hire Reid. IM NOT INTERESTED IN THIS MUCH CHANGE. Reid is a QB friendly coach but he is not a RB friendly coach. He sorely needed to use McCoy WAY more. He NEVER had a good O-line in Philly. He never made it a priority. These things are alittle concerning as a cheifs fan. Most feel JC is the best KC player. well I can assure you he won’t be rushing for 1,500 yards under Reid. Some people feel DJ is one of the best ILB in all of football now……playing in a 34 scheme,though. Will Reid’s staff be running a 34 in KC? Not likely. KC has struggled at rebuilding that once powerful O-line. Reid NEVER had a great O-line in Philly. Did he even value it?

    The HC is the guy that is responsible for making it all GEL. Did Reid make it Gel after they went out and bought up all the star power talent a team could get in one off season? No…..it was a trainwreck in Philly. You were right Vince Young it was a “dream team” …..a PIPE dream.

    Reid is by far the biggest name available on the block but I don’t feel he is the best fit for KC. I do LOVE the longevity of reid as a coach in philly. It’d be nice to not play musical chairs with coaches anymore in KC. After years of coaching in a huge market [compared to KC] Reid would be crazy not to want to come to a smaller market team with “nothing to lose”. This is the PERFECT option for Reid and I’d be shocked if he didn’t become the next coach of the Chiefs. If Pioli was at the meeting and “Reid loves the owner” and office. Does that mean Pioli could remain GM?

    • calciomoti

      Reid coached Philly to 5 straight NFC Championship games and only got to the Super Bowl once…if that happens in KC, then I say it is a good fit.

      I do like how you neglected to mention Brian Westrbrook stats on your list, and choose only to go with the last couple of seasons here as your example of how Reid will not fit well in KC…it really makes the hire (if it happens) look better from your post Cha-iefs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/travis.pinnick.5 Travis Pinnick

    I’m on board with this move!

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