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ESPN’s Ed Werder makes a fat joke about Andy Reid

andy-reidOn Thursday, a surprise report surfaced that Andy Reid was close to becoming the next head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Considering there were reports that he had all but been hired by the Arizona Cardinals earlier this week, the news was somewhat unexpected. According to ESPN, Reid reached an agreement to become the Chiefs coach on Friday and the deal is in the process of being finalized.

In discussing the news on SportsCenter, ESPN’s Ed Werder took the opportunity to make a fat joke about the former Phildelphia Eagles head coach.

“Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and his delegation, that includes GM Scott Pioli, has actually left Philadelphia and returned to Kansas City without Andy Reid in tow,” Werder explained. “Now, I don’t know if that’s because Andy Reid might put the plane over its weight limit, but there’s no apparent breakdown in the deal. The expectation is still that Andy Reid is going to be the next head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.”

Come on, man. It’s bad enough that Reid has to hear fat jokes from Michael Vick’s younger brother, but now the World Wide Leader? In typical ESPN fashion, you can fully expect a half-hearted apology at some point over the course of the day.

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Andy Reid reportedly close to being hired by the Chiefs

andy-reidAndy Reid is reportedly close to agreeing to a deal that would make him the next head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Earlier this week, we heard an extremely similar report about Reid being on the verge of signing with the Arizona Cardinals, but according ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen things have changed.

On Thursday morning, Schefter tweeted that he and Mortensen had spoken to sources who say Reid and the Chiefs have agreed on all of the major issues regarding a contract and are now in the process of ironing out minor details. Schefter said during an appearance on SportsCenter that the “feeling and expectation” is that the two sides will be able to reach a deal.

While nothing is certain and Reid has reportedly yet to cancel scheduled meetings with the Cardinals and San Diego Chargers, the ESPN report sheds some light on the Twitter beef we showed you between NFL reporters Mike Florio and Jason La Canfora earlier in the week. Florio questioned La Canfora’s report about Reid meeting with the Cardinals on Wednesday, saying that he believed La Canfora’s information came from Reid’s agent, who simply wanted other potential Reid suitors to present their best offers sooner rather than later.

Should Reid indeed end up agreeing to terms with the Chiefs, Florio would come out of this whole thing looking pretty good. So would the Chiefs.

Eagles fan got a ‘Fire Andy’ Reid tattoo on his butt (Picture)

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Andy Reid was a good coach for many years in Philadelphia, but his final few years were difficult for fans to endure. One particular Eagles fan now has a permanent reminder of how bad things got under Reid.

On Dec. 17, three days after the Eagles lost at home 34-13 to the Cincinnati Bengals to fall to 4-10, a Twitter user who goes by @De_Bow72 sent a tweet promising to get a “Fire Andy” tattoo on his butt under one condition.

“If this gets 500 retweets I legitimately will get “Fire Andy” tattooed on my ass,” the user wrote.

You know how the rest of the story goes. In less than 24 hours, the fan’s tweet was retweeted over 500 times.

The fan actually made good on his promise, got the tattoo, and posted a picture of it on Twitter last week.

The baffling part about all this is that it was pretty much common knowledge that Reid was a dead man walking for the better part of the season. It was no secret that the Eagles weren’t going to stand for missing the playoffs again given all the money they have spent over the past few seasons, and Philly was out of the hunt from about Week 10 on. Still, the fan blamed Reid’s poor coaching for his new ink.

“Andy Reid owes me an apology. If he didn’t coach like such s— this year I’d have a tattooless ass,” the fan wrote.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time a crazy sports fan has decided to express his enthusiasm by getting a tattoo on his ass. People like this Mavericks fan and this Texas A&M fan are far too easy to come by.

H/T Crossing Broad

Andy Reid reportedly close to being hired by Cardinals

andy-reidWhy would the Arizona Cardinals have fired a good coach like Ken Whisenhunt following the team’s 5-11 season? Maybe because they knew they would have a suitable replacement in line.

Multiple reports say the Cardinals are close to hiring Andy Reid as their next head coach. Tim Ring of KTVK-TV first reported that the Cardinals were “very close” to hiring Reid. Eagles beat reporter Jeff McLane reports it’s already a done deal. ESPN’s Adam Schefter says Reid could be named as the team’s new coach by the end of the week.

Kenny Roda of WKNR adds that former Cleveland Browns GM Tom Heckert will join Reid in Arizona, though Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, who is much more in touch with the team, disputes Roda’s report.

The Cardinals already satisfied the Rooney Rule by interviewing their current defensive coordinator, Ray Horton, who is a minority. Horton could be retained as the team’s defensive coordinator, and additional reports say former Browns head coach Pat Shurmur could be brought in as the team’s new offensive coordinator.

Reid would be reunited with Kevin Kolb in Arizona. Reid drafted Kolb out of Houston in the second round of the 2007 draft. The Eagles traded Kolb to Arizona before the 2011 season for a second-round pick and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Kolb has disappointed in two injury-filled seasons with the Cardinals.

Reid, who anticipated being fired by the Eagles, reportedly has said he wanted to coach again next season. This would give him a landing spot where the expectations and pressure to win are not as high as they are in Philly. Reid went 130-93-1 in 14 years as head coach of the Eagles.

Marcus Vick seemingly takes a shot at Andy Reid on Twitter

Marcus Vick may be criticizing the Philadelphia Eagles again on Twitter, only this time he made more of an effort to mask his insult. Philadelphia’s record fell to 3-7 on Sunday at the hands of the Washington Redskins, and quarterback Michael Vick missed the game with a concussion. As a result of the embarrassing loss, Andy Reid’s seat is hotter than ever.

Reid has had to answer questions about whether or not he feels he is about to lose his job or if he would consider resigning. He’s also had to defend himself for playing LeSean McCoy in the fourth quarter of a blowout, since McCoy suffered a concussion with under two minutes to play and the Eagles trailing by 25 points. Michael Vick’s younger brother Marcus tweeted the following on Monday morning:

Marcus went off on the Eagles on Twitter a couple weeks ago, which resulted in Michael apologizing on behalf of his brother and assuring fans and reporters that it would not happen again. The “fat boy” comment didn’t mention the Reid or the Eagles specifically, but I’d be shocked if that’s not what Marcus was referring to.

In the meantime, Nick Foles did not look NFL-ready in his first start against the Redskins. Michael Vick is believed to have suffered a “significant concussion” last weekend, but the Eagles have not ruled out his return for Monday night’s game against the Panthers.

H/T Game On!

Michael Vick: Andy Reid considering quarterback change

Michael Vick said after the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Atlanta Falcons 30-17 on Sunday that the team is considering a change at quarterback.

Eagles head coach Andy Reid hardly gave Vick a vote of confidence leading up to the team’s Week 8 game against the unbeaten Falcons, saying the former MVP contender was the team’s quarterback “as of today.” Looks like that status is even more uncertain.

“Obviously he’s thinking about making a change at the quarterback position,” Vick said after the game, per Tim McManus at PhillyMag.com. “The thing I do know when I go watch the film and evaluate myself is that I’m giving us every opportunity to win. I’m trying my hardest. Some things don’t go right when I want them to; some things do. If that’s the decision the coach wants to make, then I’ll support it.”

If the Eagles make a change, they would likely turn things over to rookie Nick Foles. Foles was a third-round pick from Arizona, and he went 40/63 for 553 yards, six touchdowns, and two interceptions during the preseason.

“I’ll go back and look at everything,” said Reid. “I’m not going to sit here and make decisions. I’m going to go back, look at it and analyze it.”

Vick was 21/35 for 191 yards and a touchdown pass in the loss. He rushed seven times for 42 yards, but the team trailed the entire game and never made it close against Atlanta.

Vick’s turnovers were a huge issue the first month of the season. Though he’s curbed those problems, the team has lost three games in a row. If things continue to go poorly for Philly, the bad season may lead to Vick’s eventual release.

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Asante Samuel seemingly takes a shot at Andy Reid on Twitter

On Tuesday morning, the Eagles announced the firing of defensive coordinator Juan Castillo in a move that head coach Andy Reid described as “my decision and my decision alone.” Castillo was assigned to the position of defensive coordinator last season after spending the previous 15 as an offensive assistant in Philadelphia. The unit has not improved significantly since he took over, and its inability to hold off the Lions on Sunday was apparently the final straw.

After the news was announced, Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel took what appeared to be a shot at Reid on Twitter.

As if that message wasn’t clear enough, Samuel added the following: “I’m just saying…ain’t no decline over here. #riseup.” That is an obvious reference to Reid saying the former Eagles corner’s skills are in decline back in August.

Samuel hasn’t exactly returned to his play-making form with Atlanta, but it’s not surprising to hear that he still has negative feelings toward the Eagles. He also happens to think he is still one of the best corners in the league, so it’s no shock that we would feel the need to gloat and take a shot at his former coach.

H/T Game On!
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