Eagles vs. Chiefs: Top 5 Twitter Reactions to Andy Reid’s Philadelphia Return
Top 5 Twitter Reactions to Andy Reid's Return
Two of the top 10 names trending on social media Thursday were Andy Reid and DeSean Jackson, and the former coach of the Eagles takes his new team to face Jackson and Chip Kelly's uptempo offense for the first time tonight. As regular-season games go, there is none more intriguing on the national TV slate this year.
So it’s not surprising to see that the anticipation meter on social media has been off the charts, and Twitter and Facebook should be humming with reaction to every play during the three hours of the game itself.
The game itself should be competitive. The Eagles enter it as a three-point favorite, and that’s largely the result of a home field that hasn't been much of a home advantage over the last two seasons. There is a lot of speculation out there about whether or not Reid can get Kansas City ready for Kelly’s uptempo offense with essentially two days of practices.
Brad Childress, a former Eagles’ offensive coordinator, has been designated by Reid as the uptempo specialist, and he’s had to teach a crash course to the Chiefs’ defense. Whether or not it’s enough time to stop Kelly will be one of the fascinating storylines to come out of the game.
Here are five of the top pre-game Twitter reactions to Andy Reid coming back to Philadelphia:
5. Childress in Charge
So Andy Reid hired Brad Childress as "spread game analyst." Job description: "Make sure Chip doesn't embarrass us?" http://t.co/3l2KgUG9Mw— David Murphy (@ByDavidMurphy) September 18, 2013
Reid enlisted the help of old friend Childress as his "spread game" analyst and can now lay the blame at Childress' feet if the Chiefs' defense doesn't rise to the challenge, according to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News.
4. The Half-Hearted Lurie Handshake
I didn't see it on the #Eagles pre-game itinerary - what time is the awkward on-field Jeff Lurie/Andy Reid dead-fish handshake?— 975ShowSheet (@975ShowSheet) September 19, 2013
The only thing more awkward than the firing of Reid by owner Jeff Lurie might be the pre-game handshake.
3. Time Management Complaint Department
In honor of Andy Reid's return, today I will be standoffish and obnoxious to my coworkers, and screw up my lunch hour... #Eagles— Joe (@corrado_19) September 19, 2013
Looks like this Eagles' fan has a complaint about the way Reid treated co-workers and frequently used up his timeouts early in games.
2. The Dramatic Entrance
@SSJWHB Andy Reid should walk on the field wearing eagles gear. Then rip it all off to show chiefs colors and stomp on the eagles jersey— Steve Wilson (@BuelWilson) September 19, 2013
Nobody ever accused Reid of having a flare for the dramatic but, if he did, I've got to admit that this would be a pretty cool way to take the field.
1. The Post-Game Press Conference
Tonight may be the first time I watch an Andy Reid interview and not be annoyed when he says he needs to do a better job and that's on him.— Jon (@iladelphia) September 19, 2013
Eagles' fans can only pray that Reid pulls out the "I've got to do a better job" quote post-game conference because that will mean their team won.