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Terrell Owens was thrilled for Andy Reid, once tried to play for him in KC

Terrell Owens was thrilled for Andy Reid, once tried to play for him in KC

Like most of Andy Reid’s former players, Terrell Owens was thrilled to see Big Red finally get a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy a few months ago. 

“Honestly, I was ecstatic,” Owens said in an interview with NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark. “I’ve kept in touch with Andy Reid ever since I left (Philadelphia).” 

The last time the Hall of Fame receiver played for Reid was during the 2005 season before the relationship between Owens and the Eagles really soured. Despite what went down in Philly, Owens never lost his love for Reid.  

“I love Andy,” Owens said. “Andy is the best coach that I have ever had.”

And Owens tried to play for Reid again. Owens last played in an NFL game in 2010 as a member of the Bengals but after Reid went to Kansas City, Owens tried to make a comeback with his former coach. 

It seems like the Chiefs were at least somewhat interested. Here’s the story from T.O.’s mouth: 

When I was trying to get back in the league I had contacted him about obviously rejoining him. I talked to John Dorsey, who was the GM at one point in time. I don’t know how close it was to me rejoining him but I did talked to John Dorsey some years back. John was basically asking me why did I still want to play so I was sending videos of myself working out. Again, the concussion that he came up with as to why they didn’t sign me is going to be mind-blowing. He said my age. That was it. That was it. Again, it blows my mind to today. Everything that I showed him video-wise, me running routes, things of that nature. Again, my track record really kind of speaks for itself. That was his honest take back from everything I had sent him and our conversations, that he was scared of my age. This was about four or five years ago.

Dorsey was the GM in Kansas City from 2013-16, so that’s the time frame we’re talking about. The earliest this could have happened was in 2013, when Owens would have turned 40 during the season. Owens’ former teammate Jerry Rice played until he was 42 in 2004. 

It’s fun to think about Owens playing for the Chiefs and for Big Red again but it never happened. It’s fun to hear T.O. tell that story as well as the Andy Reid tights story to Clark. Give a listen above.

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How Andy Reid’s life has changed since winning the Super Bowl

How Andy Reid’s life has changed since winning the Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS — If you were expecting Andy Reid to win his first Super Bowl and turn into a different guy, you don’t know Andy Reid.

At the NFL Scouting Combine on Tuesday, Reid spoke to a huge gathering of reporters at the first big NFL event since his Chiefs beat the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

And guess what?

Not much has changed for Big Red.

“I stay in the office, so I’m isolated a little bit that way. There’s not much change there. I’m sure the players, if you talk to them, they’re out there and being recognized as world champs. 

I have gotten a couple free meals. That was nice. But I’m not out there that much to where I’m affected by it too much.”

Gotta love when Andy plays the hits.

Reid said he and his staff enjoyed the Super Bowl for a few days. They had a parade and reveled briefly but then it was back to business as usual. The focus then had to immediately switch to free agency and the draft in what was now a suddenly short offseason.

“Maybe someday when we get a little older and we’re out of the game, you can sit back and go, hey, you know what, we did pretty good there,” Reid said. “But right now, it’s buckling down and making sure we take care of business."

During the Chiefs’ run to the Super Bowl, Reid was very aware of the support he was receiving from Philadelphia, where he spent 14 seasons as head coach. Not everyone was rooting for him but it seemed like a large portion of Philadelphians were happy to see Reid hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

On Tuesday, Reid was asked if he’s heard from folks in Philly since winning the big game.

"Yeah, I’ve talked to all those guys. I’ve stayed close to the organization,” Reid said before scanning the crowd in front of him. “Guys like Les (Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Les Bowen) I’ve stayed close with.”

Les gave a wave.

“There are a couple other guys here that are Philadelphia here,” Reid continued. “I spent 14 years there. I appreciated every bit of it. Jeff Lurie, I appreciated him being at the game and supporting me there, too."

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Chiefs fan gets epic Andy Reid as Mandalorian tattoo with Pat Mahomes as Baby Yoda

Chiefs fan gets epic Andy Reid as Mandalorian tattoo with Pat Mahomes as Baby Yoda

Winning the Super Bowl can be a pretty big deal for fans of certain teams. It created memories of a lifetime for many here in Philadelphia when the Eagles finally won their first Super Bowl a few years back. Plenty of people wanted to hold those memories close to their heart forever -- or their arm, leg, thigh, or pretty much anywhere you can put a tattoo.

The diagram of the Philly Special showed up more than once in tattoo form in the Philly area. And Jason Kelce as the Mummer giving the greatest speech ever is still my personal favorite.

But I never saw anything quite like one Kansas City Chiefs fan got inked onto their body for the rest of their life.

Yes, that's Andy Reid as the Mandalorian and Patrick Mahomes as Baby Yoda and it's glorious. For the non Star Wars fans out there, the Mandalorian is a fantastic new chapter in the Star Wars world in the form of a television show available now on Disney+ in which the main character, bounty hunter Mando, takes care of an adorable lil baby alien that looks just like Yoda. It's fun for the whole family.

Ink-loving Philly fans are going to have to really step up their creativity when the Sixers bring home the Pat OB trophy this summer.