Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid’s return to Philadelphia is grabbing a lot of headlines. Reid spent the last 14 years coaching the Philadelphia Eagles before he was let go last season.
Chiefs running back Jamal Charles already told reporters he wanted to win this game for Reid to get some revenge on his former team.
“It means a lot, so I hope we go out there and play for our coach,” said Charles. “You know what I’m saying? I know he has a lot of love for his Eagles, he worked there a lot of years and he probably wishes he was still coaching there.”
Charles is the only one appreciative of Reid.
“I’ll never forget the opportunities given to me by this organization and by Andy Reid,” Eagles quarterback Michael Vick told Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com Tuesday. “That will never change.”
Reid, of course, called Vick and gave him a shot with the Eagles when Vick was released from prison in 2009. Vick eventually became the starting quarterback, a position he still holds.
“Andy Reid is a man who will go down in history, in my book, as one of the greatest coaches of all time and one of the greatest men I’ve ever met,” Vick added.
The two teams will kickoff Thursday night at 8:25 pm EST. The game is on NFL network.