Andy Reid “Had to Laugh” at Rumors the Eagles Stole Matt Barkley from the Chiefs

April 30, 2013 – 5:35 am by Brad Gagnon

Andy Reid coached the Philadelphia Eagles for 14 years, and he can’t seem to escape his former team. Not only does he have to return to Philadelphia in September with the Kansas City Chiefs, but there was a hot rumor during the draft that the Eagles jumped ahead of Kansas City at the beginning of Round 4 to steal Matt Barkley from them.

Not so, says Reid. They were dead set on taking Nico Johnson all along.

Andy Reid joined Soren Petro on WHB in Kansas City to discuss some of his team’s later draft picks, particularly two guys — Travis Kelce and Sanders Commings — who come with character concerns. He also talked about the difficulties attached to coaching players with those concerns, a popular draft rumor involving his former team and Luke Joeckel, whom the Chiefs passed on with the top pick.

On third-round pick Travis Kelce, who has gotten into some trouble in the past and whose older brother Jason played for Reid in Philadelphia:

“He’s kept himself on the straight and narrow here for the last couple years and done well with that. I told him if he acts up I’m gonna just sick his brother on him.”

On fifth-round pick Sanders Commings pleading guilty to domestic violence charges after striking a woman last year:

“I’m not very good with those situations. I have kind of a no-tolerance with that, and so we made sure we did our homework on it, and his roommate was actually a kid [Brandon Boykin] that played for us last year as a rookie at Philadelphia, and I knew the character of the kid. I talked to the coaches about the situation and we looked into it from the law-enforcement standpoint, and we found out what we think really happened and we felt comfortable taking him at that position. Obviously I can’t get into all the details of that, but neither John nor I, we’re against those type of things, but again, we did our homework on it and we feel pretty comfortable with him.”

On the distractions that come with having to watch over players who are also known troublemakers:

“You don’t want to do too much babysitting because then it takes away from everybody. Everybody’s babysitting and not coaching football, so I don’t wanna do too much of that. And I don’t think this kid [Commings] falls into that category, although we’ll see. We tried to do our homework so we wouldn’t have to do too much of that. And particularly in those kinds of situations, again, we made sure we were as thorough as we possibly could be.”

On the belief out there that the Eagles jumped ahead of them at the beginning of Round 4 because they thought they were going to take Matt Barkley:

“Well, we weren’t going there. I actually was on the phone with Nick Saban from Alabama before that day ever started, so that’s just not the direction [we were going]. We had pinpointed Nico [Johnson] and that’s who we were going after. I know how rumors start and how people justify picks and all this other stuff, but I think if you look at our roster, we’ve got Akeem Jordan at middle linebacker; that’s the only player that we have there. So we needed a middle linebacker, we had a good one sitting right there and it fell that way and we were tickled pink to go get Nico and bring him on board. That rumor started and I heard it, and I had to laugh at it. That wasn’t even in the picture.”

On picking Eric Fisher over Luke Joeckel first overall:

“Those are two great players. We just felt, not that one’s gonna be better than the other — we just felt that Eric fit in better what we were doing. And Joeckel’s gonna be a great player, but that’s how it works.”

Listen to Andy Reid on WHB here

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

  1. 30 Responses to “Andy Reid “Had to Laugh” at Rumors the Eagles Stole Matt Barkley from the Chiefs”

  2. With a rough economy featuring shrinking benefits and daily job cuts, at least evil corporations like Omni Consumer Products offer job security. They have awesome health insurance and may even cover you beyond death if you have the right skillset like Officer Murphy. The Delta City project seems like one of those fat government contracts that drags on for decades. Besides, they just sponsored a real-life statue of Robocop in Detroit. They can be all bad. – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    By on Oct 12, 2014

  3. 「コーチ」といえば1941年にNYマンハッタンで創業された革製品の名門ブランド。クリエーティブ・ディレクターにスチュアート・ヴィヴァースが就任して以来、さらに注目度が増しています。イギリス生まれのヴィヴァースは、96年にカルバン・クラインでデザイナーとしてのキャリアをスタート。ルイ・ヴィトンやロエベなど数々のブランドで成功をおさめ、2013年から現職。
    バーバリー line

    By バーバリー line on Sep 18, 2015

  4. コレクションの中心は、コーチならではのグラブタンレザーにシュルツが描いた初期のピーナッツのドローイングをエンボス加工し仕立てた、美しいレザーのバッグとアクセサリー。バッグは、サッチェル、トート、ダッフルとサイズのバリエーションも豊富に展開される。これに合わせて使えるウォレットやキーチェーンなどもラインナップ。よりエッジーなアイテムとして、ブラックレザーのスヌーピードール、またスヌーピーをゴースト風にリバースプリントしたTシャツも販売される。
    リーボック 人気

    By リーボック 人気 on Sep 18, 2015

  5. また10月下旬には、コーチ初のiPhoneアプリが始動。アプリ内では、限定アイテムの最新情報やショッピングを楽しめる。コンテンツの第1弾は、COACH X Peanutsが全面的にジャック。キャラクターとのフォトボムが楽しめる「Peanuts Photobomb」、ピーナッツのキャラクター診断「Which Peanuts Are You?」、COACH X Peanutsのアイテムに描かれたキャラクター部分にiPhoneをかざすとキャラクターたちが踊りだす仕掛けなど、遊び心溢れるメニューが盛りだくさん。限定アイテムと一緒に、アプリもチェックしてみては。
    reebok 店舗

    By reebok 店舗 on Sep 21, 2015

  6. In these instances there could also be an virtually constant risk of overcoming the static water stress in the piping.

    By vvspriser on Sep 21, 2015

  7. ナイキ(NIKE)は「ナイキ スポーツウェア(NIKE SPORTSWEAR)」から”エア フォース1″の新作ウィメンズモデル「ナイキ ルナ フォース1 SKY HI」を発表した。7月中旬からナイキ公式サイト及び一部のナイキ取扱い店で取り扱う。カラーはホワイト1色、サイズは22.5cm~26.0cmを用意し、価格は1万5120円(税込み)。ナイキの”エア フォース1″は1982年、ソールの中にエアを搭載した新型のバスケットボールシューズとして登場。女性のための新しいデザインとして生まれた今回の「ナイキ ルナ フォース1 SKY HI」は、”ナイキ エア”と”ナイキ ルナロン”を使ったウエッジのアウトソールを採用し、履き心地の快適さを高めている。
    バンズ レザースニーカー

    By バンズ レザースニーカー on Sep 21, 2015

  8. 創業者ルイ・ヴィトンがパリのカプシーヌ通りに世界最初の旅行用かばんの専門店を設立したのは、1854年のこと。その後、馬車に代わって登場した鉄道や船舶の中でも積み上げられるように平らな形状にしたトランクを考え出しました。キャンバスに樹脂をコーティングした素材を使ったこのトランクは防水仕様。あのタイタニック号沈没事故から数十年後に、船室から引き揚げられた時に、中身がぬれずにそのままの姿で残っていたという話もあるそうです。こうして生まれたルイ・ヴィトンのトランクは、当時のセレブたちの間で一躍評判になりました。
    ルイヴィトン 限定 トート

    By ルイヴィトン 限定 トート on Sep 21, 2015

  9. ケース部には耐衝撃性能を備えたポリカーボネートを、アームバンド部には通気性の高いネオプレン素材を採用。また、人の目に付きやすい反射素材が使われている。サイズ/重量は、高さ約21.3cm×幅約10.8cm×厚さ約5.1cm/約220g。カラーバリエーションはブラックのみ。使用後は手洗い可能。世界中のセレブに愛される人気ブランド『Rebecca Minkoff(レベッカ ミンコフ)』のiPhoneケース『Case-Mate レベッカ ミンコフ ハイブリットハードケース iPhone 6』です。
    iphone ケース レザー カード

    By iphone ケース レザー カード on Sep 24, 2015

  10. Because your credit rating cans more weaken this is vital if you have bad credit.

    By Jaqueline on Sep 30, 2015

  11. 日常でも、旅行用としても大活躍する「イカール」。2つに分かれたコンパートメントは荷物の仕分けが簡単。ストラップを着けると、ショルダーバッグとしても使用可能です。旅の達人は“手ぶら”が基本。背面に「ペガス・レジュール55」などに装着可能な工夫がされていて、2つのバッグを一体にして持ち運びできるのも便利。ルイ・ヴィトンのモノグラムはインパクトが強すぎるのではと感じる男性陣も、旅のシーンなら少し思い切ったおしゃれも楽しみやすいし、女性から見ても、センスの良さに感心してしまうのです。実際に使用してみると適度に上品で装いも選ばない、計算しつくされた製品の良さを実感できるはずです。
    ルイヴィトン 腕時計 楽天

    By ルイヴィトン 腕時計 楽天 on Sep 30, 2015

  12. Roadway Risk Simply Cover is ideal for car valeters, roadside mechanics
    or any type of investor that does not trade from a

    By on Oct 1, 2015

  13. Granular keyword analysis – Gain extensive visibility into local SEO efficiency by keyword
    group across various cities.

    By on Oct 1, 2015

  14. It takes the Lomprayah ferry one hour and forty-five minutes to journey from Samui to Koh Tao.

    By Marcella on Oct 1, 2015

  15. The Healthcare Expense Institute which is a consortium of health and
    wellness insurance providers launched a report on the cost of diabetes treatment
    in the united state

    By car dealership reviews on Oct 1, 2015

  16. Yoga Thailand

    By on Oct 1, 2015

  17. It’s really very difficult in this active life to listen news on TV, thus I
    simply use web for that reason, and obtain the hottest news.

    By cheap seo boost on Oct 1, 2015

  18. In Apr-Sep, when most of the country has its monsoon, Samui stays fairly dry,
    but from Oct-Dec, it’s wet in Samui and drier elsewhere.

    By Brianna on Oct 1, 2015

  19. 昨今のおしゃれな人々は、ファストファッションとハイブランドを上手に組み合わせています。ただ、ファストファッションでは、どちらかと言えばどのブランドの製品かわからない、無難で着回しのできるものをチョイスし、ハイブランドでは、そのブランドの製品を持つことが自慢になる一品を選んでいるように思います。絶大なる知名度を誇る「ルイ・ヴィトン」は、”モノグラム“を全面にあしらったり、見ただけでルイ・ヴィトンだとわかるデザインを踏襲したり、ストレートにブランドを主張しています。それはブランド自身が自らに誇りを持ち、人々もそれを持つことに誇りを持てるからこそできることだと思います。
    ルイヴィトン ストール パリ

    By ルイヴィトン ストール パリ on Oct 2, 2015

  20. Hiya very cool site!! Guy .. Beautiful .. Wonderful ..
    I will bookmark your site and take the feeds also? I’m satisfied to
    search out numerous useful information right here in the put up,
    we want develop more strategies on this regard,
    thank you for sharing. . . . . .

    By winkle cream on Oct 2, 2015

  21. , and I would say yes, here is what you want to do. Be sure to check the contract
    details on any grant or loan you’re thinking about applying for, to prevent you from running into
    real financial trouble later. In particular, it looks as if new homebuyers will make up a lion’s share
    of the market as winter turns into spring. Same goes for the water bills you’ll pay to maintain a pristine landscape.
    There are often many tax write offs associated with owning
    a home, including mortgage interest, and property taxes.

    They help out of town investors keep their properties productive.

    By property management work orders on Oct 2, 2015

  22. Point here: Both are capable of hurting each other,
    if you value your relationship be aware of your actions.
    Dan Havey, you have a great website, its called and why dont you talk real quick
    about that. In some cases, they offer grants, forgive loans, reduce
    the fees that lenders are supposed to collect from you, or help you
    defer payments. – This program is only for properties in Pleasanton and other cities in California.
    This step would reduce the number of insane and wasteful program such as Cash For Clunkers and get the political class focused on fewer but more impactful economic policies and programs.

    Either one can be used for new construction, remodeling or upgrading things in your
    home like a garage, new roof, swimming pool or new bathroom and
    kitchen, among many other projects.

    By work order management on Oct 2, 2015

  23. At this time it appears like WordPress is the top blogging platform out there right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

    By short term unsecured business loans on Oct 3, 2015

  24. Copyright 2015 Scripps Media, Inc.

    By Eve on Oct 4, 2015

  25. Soleil Moon Frye just announced her crafting start-up,
    Moonfrye, which is targeted at households.

    By Marko on Oct 4, 2015

  26. Fifty percent of these companies understand they have unreliable listings, but 70 percent
    state that they just don’t have the time to update them at all!

    By Tiffany on Oct 5, 2015

  27. Not simply you can find the best price online, on the web stores commonly do not require profit taxes that you just
    need to spend at local shop.

    By Elva on Oct 12, 2015

  28. The Dodge Coronet trim name slowly shifted from
    a the surface of the line model to a gritty muscle vehicle as the 1950′s and 60′s progressed.

    But the fact that ALOT of people who show up to the track I go to
    are RICERs, where as you have serious drivers in EVOs, STis, Silvia’s, couple of porches, seen a gemballa there every now and then. As well as, like NCSoft,
    Webzen, Nexon as well as leading Southern Region Korean sport programmers tend to be lively associated with the mobile
    video game players, as basic smartphone portal workers NHN and as a consequence DAUM
    also to a new cell on the website involved video evolution, consequently branding mobile or portable card games money.

    By on Oct 17, 2015

  29. I have been married for two years and at last we try to have a child..
    I took like 10 pregnacy test all were damaging.

    By exercise during pregnancy and the postpartum period acog on Oct 21, 2015

  30. top blog I’m a big footy fan from Sweden

    By Wilhelmina on Oct 28, 2015

  1. 1 Trackback(s)

  2. Apr 30, 2013: Andy Reid: Kansas City Chiefs didn’t want Matt Barkley | Kansas News Feed

Post a Comment