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Reid Says the August Death of His Son Nothing to Do with Losing Season

Some have asked if the death of Andy Reid’s son has anything to do with the downfall that has been the Eagles season. Finally on Friday, the soon-to-be Eagles ex-coach said that’s not the case at all.

Andy Reid is amid a difficult season that includes the death of his oldest son, Garrett, in August. That tragedy is more significant than anything that has occurred during the Eagles’ 4-10 season. But Reid emphasized on Friday that the Eagles’ struggles have nothing to do with his son’s death and how it’s weighed on him.

“That’s not the reason the season is going the way the season is going,” Reid said. “You handle your personal things separate. Nobody wants to lose a son. That’s obvious. But that has nothing to do with how the season has gone.”

Reid has coached in every game this season, including the preseason four days after Garrett Reid’s death.

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