“You enjoy that ride right there,” Reid said. “That's a great city and they're passionate. They're going to let you know what's good and what's bad. It's not going to be any different than you think.”
OK, so that's not really that useful. Reid spent 14 years building the Eagles -- he was the NFL's longest-tenured coach before his firing -- so he certainly knows that thin skin won't fly in Philadelphia.
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“You can't be sensitive. You gotta go in and you gotta be tough,” Reid said. “You gotta have an ego that's built with shoe leather where you can keep yourself intact and go play and coach."
Reid went on to do his best sell job for the opening, letting prospective candidates know they'd be walking into a good place. Reid was largely successful as the Eagles coach, driving the team to five NFC Championship games.
“They're set up now," Reid said. "It's a nice set up and [owner] Jeffrey Lurie is a good man. I just think it would be a great situation.”
Involved in that situation is QB Michael Vick, who Reid addressed Thursday morning on ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning. Specifically, Reid was asked if he would like to bring Vick to Kansas City.
"He's still property of the Philadelphia Eagles," Reid said. "But he's a good kid."
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