Andy Reid spent 14 highly successful seasons as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Reid guided the Eagles to five NFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl. But the Eagles were never able to win a championship and Reid was fired after the 2012 season.
Chip Kelly replaced Reid, who became the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Reid came back to Philadelphia on Saturday to take part in a panel with Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff at the NFL's Career Development Symposium at Penn's Wharton School.
Reid spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman and had some very interesting comments. Here's a sampling:
On what went wrong in his last season when the Eagles finished 4-12: “I took (myself) completely out, dealt more with personnel ... stopped calling the plays, all those things.”
On having more control over personnel decisions with the Eagles: “It's not because I didn't trust Howie Roseman; that's not what it is. It's just where things kind of went. ...I just got back into what I enjoy doing more than the personnel.”
On moving on beyond the Eagles: “I'm not saying (it was) the wrong way to go; we had a lot of success in Philadelphia. But where I was in my career, this is what I want to do. And it worked out where I could actually do that.”