Andy Reid won 130 games as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. He presided over six NFC East titles, nine playoff runs, five conference championship games and a Super Bowl appearance. It was a long and fruitful union, one the organization dissolved last season when the partnership finally crumbled and couldn’t be pieced back together.
If the separation was painful -- and how could it not be after all that time? -- Reid never let on. Not his style. Instead, he immediately gathered himself and found a new suitor and moved on as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Reid’s new life will intersect with his old one on tonight when the Chiefs play the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. It is another game, one of 16 on the schedule for both teams, but it is so much more than that for obvious reasons.