The Kansas City Chiefs have one more fan than they thought they did in Philadelphia.
Csnphilly.com 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.