The Kansas City Chiefs had a scheduled day off from training camp this week on Friday, which, when I first looked at the schedule, I found to be a bit odd.
Perhaps this had something to do with it:
Andy Reid chartered ✈️ to come to see @BrianDawkins get his gold jacket tonight, ✈️ back now for @Chiefs camp at 8am. Reunited with his former Eagles— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) August 4, 2018
Big Red says “I love Brian Dawkins”
“Pound for pound he is the toughest player I ever coached”#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/kQuaLVoGS4
Reid used the free day to fly to Canton, Ohio, where a former player of his, safety Brian Dawkins, was receiving his Pro Football Hall of Fame gold jacket.
Reid was the head coach for the six-time All-Pro from 1999 to 2008 with the Eagles.
“I love Brian Dawkins,” Reid said, per NBC Sports Philadelphia, “and what he stands for. Pound for pound he is the toughest guy I’ve ever coached.”
One of the things you always hear when it comes to Reid is that players love to play for him. I’d imagine gestures like this have something to do with it.