Chiefs coach returns to Philadelphia
Andy Reid prepares to face his former team on Thursday night
After coaching the Philadelphia Eagles for nearly 14 years, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid prepares to return to his former team at the Lincoln Financial Field.
Reid was hired from the Green Bay Packers in 1999 with limited experience as a head coach. After taking the Eagles to the Super Bowl, won the NFC East title and compiled the best win total, win percentage and playoff win total in the team's history.
Reid was fired at the end of the 2012 season, and hired as coach of the Kansas City Chiefs in January 2013.
Speaking to the Chiefs' website, he said he was entirely focused on pre-game preparations:
"In this business you're focused in on getting your team ready to play. That's where my energy is going to go. I haven't really thought about that other part at all.
"I don't necessarily plan on thinking about that. I want to make sure I concentrate on the game at hand and anything else becomes a distraction and I'm not going to let that happen.
"Every coach tells you these Thursday nights, it's a quick turnaround, and you just have to go. It's something you have to do. You buckle down and make sure you get it done."
The Kansas City Chiefs are 2-0 this season, defeating the Cowboys and the Jaguars in their opening two games. The Eagles are 1-1 under new coach Chip Kelly this season, and their fast-paced offence has averaged the NFL's second-highest yards per game.