Reid Returns to Eagles Practice
We knew Andy Reid wouldn't take long to get back to work.
But the man's son died on Sunday, was buried Tuesday.
Yet Reid is expected to be back Wednesday.
(Kudos to Breer, a national guy, for sharing the scoopage first.)
Considering Reid hung around to hold a players-only meeting literally minutes after finding out that Garrett Reid had been found dead in his training camp dorm room, and only missed one full day of practice (on Monday, Tuesday was an already-scheduled off-day), yeah, this is truly remarkable.
Frame of reference:
-- Tony Dungy rejoined the Colts a week after his son's 2005 suicide.
-- Roy Oswalt took eight days to tend to his tornado-battered neighborhood in Mississippi.
-- Lamar Odom never got it together for the 2012 Mavericks after preseason heartaches.
Not judging anyone. How a person grieves is deeply personal and, frankly, totally off-limits.
But if we're to truly appreciate the resolve and bravery and professionalism Reid, very deserving of praise on all those fronts, it's important to note how his peers handled similar situations.
Best of luck to Andy and his family moving forward.