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Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie Roots For The Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs have one more fan than they thought they did in Philadelphia. is reporting that Philadelphia Eagles owner, Jeffery Lurie, regularly cheers for the Kansas City Chiefs because he is so fond of KC head coach and former Eagles head coach, Andy Reid.

Lurie was then, and remains now, very fond of Andy Reid, who has Kansas City atop the NFL at 8-0 just a few months after he was fired by Lurie following a 4-12 season that ended Reid’s 14-year tenure in Philadelphia.

“I love it,” Lurie said. “Listen, everyone knows I love Andy. Outstanding football coach. I have an AFC team I now root heavily for every week. It’s Kansas City. I don’t deny it.

“He’s a terrific person, a terrific coach. I think it was time for him to need a new environment. It was time for us, we needed a new environment. But never did I think he wasn’t a really good football coach.”

It is great to see Lurie being classy about Reid’s departure. Despite the fact that he fired Reid, I think most would agree that it was time for a change for both Reid and the Eagles.

Unfortunately for Philly, things have worked out much better for Reid and the Chiefs than they have for the Eagles, at least so far.

The Eagles have a new coach in Chip Kelly. Philly is 3-5 so far under Kelly but that doesn’t mean the rookie head coach won’t be able to turn things around in the near future. Kelly is working with a lot of Andy Reid holdovers and it will likely take time for him to install his system and to get it running efficiently with suitable personnel.

As for Reid, well his Chiefs are 8-0 and have the best record in the NFL so it is safe to say that “Big Red” has landed on his feet.

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  • Arrowhead Magic

    We have a lot of people rooting for us this year, a lot of Niners fans root for us because of Alex and a lot of Eagles fans are the same because of Andy.

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    • berttheclock

      Did you read where Pete Prisco, who has written he believes the Chiefs are over rated, has given out his half year awards and he has given Reid the top coaching award?

  • berttheclock

    Interesting, but, any word about which team he rooted for last week? Joe Banner and the Browns or Andy Reid and the Chiefs?

  • T.Hagen

    I think Andy Reid will be a good coach for a long time with the Chiefs. A superbowl win is coming are way,whether it be this season or next. Dominance over the afc west will common and Arrowhead will be rocking.

  • steve james

    Here is someone else rooting for the Chiefs. Picked them to win it all! Hope it doesn’t jinx them:(