One joke popping out of Philadelphia earlier right this moment concerned former coach Andy Reid. It featured the seaside, some napkins and Michael Vick. Intrigued but?
Former Eagles working again Brian Westbrook was a visitor on the Adam Lefkoe Present — among the best NFL podcasts on the market, by the best way — and relayed a narrative about Reid designing performs for Michael Vick whereas sitting on a seaside in California. Sure, this hilariously weird offensive technique truly occurred.
Seems, Reid was nonetheless on offseason trip when information of the Eagles signing Vick reached him. The coach had lengthy been keen on the explosive quarterback and couldn’t include his pleasure, so he picked up a pen and went to work discovering methods to harness Vick’s athleticism proper from his seaside chair.
In line with Westbrook, Reid pulled him apart within the hallway on the NovaCare Advanced after Eagles apply sooner or later and flashed some crusty napkins at him.
“I’m speaking to Andy within the hallway and he’s like, ‘We’re going to get Vick’ … and he mentioned I drew up all these performs,” a laughing Westbrook advised Lefkoe. “He had these napkins full of performs for Vick.”
Westbrook made the looks on the 10-year anniversary of Vick signing with the Eagles and embarking on his NFL redemption tour. Philadelphia introduced that they had rostered him throughout a preseason recreation on August 13, 2009.
The Villanova product went on to reward Reid’s mind as a coach and offensive thoughts. He speculated that the Chiefs coach most likely has some wizardry in retailer for Kansas Metropolis rookie huge receiver Mecole Hardman.
The second-round pick of Georgia posted a blazing 4.33 time within the 40-yard sprint at his professional day and already put that monitor pace on show in his first preseason recreation. Hardman took a pitch a number of steps within the backfield and raced to pay dust. It was too straightforward.
Including much more stress, Reid has in contrast Hardman to Tyreek Hill.
“Nicely, [Hardman] performed the place greater than what Hill… Hill got here in as extra of a working again slash huge receiver, so the truth that this child was purely a large receiver [is important],” Reid mentioned, per ESPN’s Adam Teicher. “Each of them are actual good children, although. So we have been capable of speed up Tyreek and get him going quick simply because he’s so good, and it’s similar means with Mecole. He’s a wise child, and we’ve given him fairly a number of issues to do.”
The Chiefs now have 4 insanely proficient ability gamers — Mecole Hardman, Tyreek Hill, Damien Williams, Sammy Watkins — that ran a 4.45 or quicker at their professional days.
That’s unimaginable breakaway pace. And means too many offensive weapons for anyone man to deal with, even a prolific play-caller like Reid. Get your napkins prepared, Kansas Metropolis.