Throughout this year’s off-season, there have been so much positive “talk” about the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles ended last season as one of the hottest teams in the league with four straight wins. This upcoming year breathes a new beginning with the Philadelphia Eagles chosen by many to be one of most dynamic teams in the NFL.
In terms of preparation and handling the hype, everything seemed to be going smoothly for coach Andy Reid and his Eagles… until this morning. Shockingly, Garrett Reid [Andy Reid’s son] had passed away in a Lehigh University dorm room. The police had found coach Andy Reid’s oldest [out of five children] 29-year-old son dead today at around 7:20 AM.
It was absolutely a major blow to not only Andy Reid and his family, but of course, also to the entire Philadelphia Eagles’ organization.
“This is a tough morning for all of us in the Eagles family,” said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman, who delivered the news to reporters Sunday morning. “Garrett grew up with this team, which makes this news even harder for us to process.”
There were reports that Garrett Reid apparently had a drug problem in the past. However, after the autopsy, the medical doctors informed that there was no “foul play” involved.
This is truly a tragic situation for the Eagles and for the NFL. Our hearts go out to Andy Reid and his family.
This year hasn’t even started, yet Philadelphia already has a “chip” on their shoulder, simply due to the team not being able to make the playoffs last season. There is without a doubt that Michael Vick and the Eagles will rally around Andy Reid and this unfortunate incident.
If you thought the team was motivated before, wait until the Eagles hit the field come the start of the 2012 season.
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