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Garrett Reid, the 29-year-old eldest son of Eagles' coach Andy Reid, was found dead this morning. I won't get into the why and wherefores here, or the awfulness of a parent burying a child; that's what talk radio and trite cliches are for.Rather, I'd like to address what sports writers do when faced with such a mission that is so beyond their pay grade. They talk about the uncertainty that's facing the team giving the head coach's incalculable loss. Oh, The Uncertainty.And, well, I'm going to say something here that's going to sound really, really mean, and wrong, and hurtful... except that it's true for *every* head coach in the NFL, and many of the best players, and titans of industry and CEOs and celebrities alike.Their work (and, yes, Andy Reid's) is more important to them than their families.And if it wasn't, they would not have gotten the job in the first place.Garrett Reid was a convicted drug dealer and abuser. He did time for a hi...
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