It’s been talked about at length this week, but the big Thursday Night football game is almost here. The NFL knew what it was doing when the Kansas City Chiefs were penciled in to face the Philadelphia Eagles in week three. Andy Reid will of course return to the place where he just coached for the last 14 years.
Reid’s tenure didn’t end the way he would have liked it to, as he was not brought back for the 2013 season. But in 14 years as the Eagles head coach, Reid had a ton of success. Overall, he went 130-93 and led the Eagles to five NFC championship games. Coincidentally, Donovan McNabb is also returning to Philly on Thursday night to have his number five jersey retired.
So with two Eagles’ legends returning on the same night, it’s fair to wonder how they’ll be received. We all know that Philadelphia fans have a reputation of being tough on opposing players and on that one occasion, Santa Claus. If there was ever going to be a fan base to boo two former cornerstones, it would be Philadelphia. But even with their reputation, I don’t think there’s any way Reid or McNabb get booed.
At the same time, I’m not saying everyone in attendance will stand up and clap, but the vast majority will pay the proper respect.
As far as the game itself is concerned, I’m taking Reid’s new team in close one.