Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/19/14

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 20: Head coach Andy Reid of the of the Philadelphia Eagles watches the action on the field from the sidelines against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 20, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
Thursday night football this week has the Kansas City Chiefs with Andy Reid returning to Philadelphia. Reid coached the Eagles for 13 years and while the relationship had some good times, there were some contentious moments that the fanbase and the coach had over that period of time. But instead of booing him, which is what a lot of Philly fans take pride in, the Eagles' fanbase should and most likely give Andy Reid a standing ovation for the job he did there. Here are two reasons why:1. Resurrected A Dormant Franchise- The Eagles struggled to find consistency in the NFC East prior to the Andy Reid hiring. Rich Kotite and Ray Rhodes did not bring the team to desired heights in the 90s. In comes Andy Reid in 1999 and his career record was 130-93-1 which is more than the prior two coaches combined. Reid gave the Eagles the stability the franchise and guidance that the Eagles desperately needed.2. Nine Playoff Appearances in 13 years- Reid's tenure in Philadelphia had the Eagles in the...
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