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NOTE: In writing this piece, I thought about incorporating the possible mindset of head coach Andy Reid throughout the season as a possible “worst case scenario”, given the likelihood of prolonged grief over the loss of his son, Garrett. However, I decided this would be unfair and, in a number of ways, cruel of me to speculate upon.
So, other than this space here, there will no further comment on Garrett Reid, or how his passing may affect the team going forward. Instead, as an Eagles fan, I choose to just offer my condolences to both the Reid family and those who knew Garrett well.
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I really didn’t want to use the word “indeed” in the headline, because that means that I (and many other people) assumed that Garrett Reid’s death was drug related. Like many fans, I wanted to give Garrett Reid the benefit of the doubt even though with his past transgretions, that would be hard to do.
In Reid’s recently released public statement, he said “Even though...
Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead Sunday morning in his room at training camp at Lehigh University.
The Eagles held Sunday morning's practice, but Andy Reid wasn't present. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman told reporters that Reid asked the team to go forward with training camp.
Edward Schupp, Chief of Police at Lehigh...
Amidst the all the news swirling around about Eagles training camp, and injuries and what not, I couldn’t help but notice that Andy Reid is approaching Ron Jeremy status with his walrus-like mustache (if it even qualifies as a mustache), and is quickly closing in on one of the worst mustaches of all time, right up there with Geraldo Rivera.
Someone should tell Big Red that the...
Garrett Reid, the son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead early Sunday morning in his room at Lehigh University where the Eagles hold training camp.
From the Associated Press: Edward Schupp, Chief of Police at Lehigh, said a 911 call was made at 7:20 a.m. Schupp said Garrett Reid, 29, was deceased upon a policeman's arrival at the campus dormitory. Schupp...
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead Sunday morning in his room at training camp at Lehigh University. The Eagles held Sunday morning's practice, but Andy Reid wasn't present. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman told reporters that Reid asked the team to go forward with training camp. Edward Schupp, Chief of...
On behalf of Tammy and our family, I would like to thank everybody for their tremendous support, love, kind words and prayers during this time of great sadness. Words cannot express our sense of loss.
We loved Garrett so much. He was a wonderful son and brother. He made us laugh, he was a pleasure to be around, he always had a smile on his face, and we will miss him dearly. We will...
The son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, Garrett, was found dead in his Lehigh University dorm room by campus police this morning. The 29 year old was assisting Eagles strength coaches during camp. According to campus police, Reid was found “unresponsive” by officers who were called to the room this morning. There were attempts [...]
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Browns President Mike Holmgren and Patriots coach Bill Belichick were among more than 900 people who packed the church for the funeral service of Garrett Reid, son of Eagles coach Andy Reid.
Garrett Reid was found dead in his dorm room Sunday morning at Lehigh University, where he was assisting the Eagles strength and conditioning coach during training...
One day after learning the news about Andy Reid’s son Garrett, the Philadelphia Eagles had practice as usual. I attended camp yesterday and wondered whether or not the mood would be somber and the players relatively quiet in the wake of Garrett’s death.
After several players spoke out about the matter, they went on to have a pretty chippy afternoon practice, which was great...
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I was walking the dog yesterday morning and listening to ESPN radio when they announced that Andy Reid had left Eagles practice and that the team was asked to pray for their coach. I just imagined that Pat's, Geno's, and Tony Luke's must have all closed or something. It was surprising to hear a few minutes later...
On Monday night, just a day after the tragic news of the passing of Garrett Reid, the Reid family released a statement:
"On behalf of Tammy and our family, I would like to thank everybody for their tremendous support, love, kind words and prayers during this time of great sadness. Words cannot express our sense of loss. We loved Garrett so much. He was a wonderful son and...
There are many industries that exploit tragedy for professional and financial gain, but few as nakedly and brazenly as those in the public relations field. Just today we’ve received two e-mails from separate reps at the same PR firm, 5WPR, pushing for exposure for their client in case anyone needs some guy who founded a site called SUICIDE FANTASY FOOTBALL to speak about the death...
Players are feeling the heat at Lehigh–literally. It’s one of the toughest training camps in member for the Philadelphia Eagles. Head coach Andy Reid is running players ragged. Yhough they love the game of football they are tired.
How tired? The photo below of Brandon Graham, posted to Instagram on Friday, tells you a bit about that.
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