Admittedly, it had taken us some time to get used to Andy Reid coaching the Kansas City Chiefs after 14 years with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Something about those red shirts Reid wears ... it still hasn't quite sunk in yet.
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Good to know we're not alone here with this. With just under two minutes remaining in the third quarter in Sunday's Chiefs victory over the New York Giants, Eli Manning hit Victor Cruz for what the referees marked off as a 17-yard completion and a first down on 3rd-and-17. But Reid challenged the spot, feeling it was short in what was a close game with the Chiefs leading 10-7 in Kansas City.
The challenge was smart by Reid — the play was overturned — and the ensuing punt on fourth down led to a terrific Dexter McCluster touchdown return.
But that's not what we'll remember. We'll remember referee Terry McAuley saying that "Philadelphia will not be charged with a timeout" on the play.
Hilarious. McAulay came into the NFL in 1998, the year prior to Reid taking the Eagles job. They might have worked 40-50 games together over the years — who knows? Maybe they go fishing in the offseason. But old habits die hard, apparently.
Reid and the Chiefs are 4-0 while his former Eagles team is 1-3 after being crushed by the Denver Broncos. Reid kindly asks you all to update your scorecards, please.