Jul 29, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie addresses the media during a press conference at the Eagles NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles' Lurie: I root for Andy Ried, Chiefs every week (Video)

The Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with head coach Andy Reid and hired Chip Kelly to replace him. The Eagles have struggled to get over .500 but they sit in second place in the division. Meanwhile, Reid and his new team, the Kansas City Chiefs, are undefeated.

“I love it,” Eagles owner Jeffrey 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.”

They’re undefeated, but they have yet to face the 7-1 Denver Broncos who play in the same division. They’ll play them twice before the season is over.

“Listen, when you’re playing that well, they’ve got a chance to beat anybody,” Lurie said. “It’s not going to be easy to beat out the Broncos, with a healthy Peyton. That’ll be a challenge, but his defense is playing fabulously, really great. They can bring it. It bodes well, but can they beat a Peyton Manning in a playoff game? We’ll find out.”

The Chiefs did beat the Eagles earlier this season.

[h/t] CSN Philly

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  • Jordan

    It’s nice to see something classy come out of philly hats off to you Mr. Lurie

  • tm1946

    Many thanks from Chief’s fans. We did not realize just what it means to have a “real” HC with staff…..8-0. We needed that.