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Eagles, fans rally around Andy Reid

With sting of tragedy still fresh, veteran coach receives outpouring of support

Originally Published: August 10, 2012
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- There was comfort in the familiarity, but nothing was normal. On Thursday, Andy Reid did what he has done for the past 13 years: Dressed, as usual, in all black, he paced the sideline with a play chart in his left hand and a red challenge flag in his back right pocket, coaching his Philadelphia Eagles in their first game of the preseason.

But this was merely a step, another day buffering the worst day of Reid's life, the one when he got the phone call he'd always feared. ...

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