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Andy Reid shares origin story of one of his favorite offensive plays

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Before Andy Reid was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, he was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles — and before he was head coach of the Eagles, he was an assistant with the Green Bay Packers under Mike Holmgren from 1992 to 1998.

Reid, who is considered one of the best offensive play-callers NFL history, joined Bob Fescoe and Josh Klingler on 610 Sports Radio’s “Fescoe in the Morning” on Wednesday — and he shared an entertaining story involving a play from his Packers’ days.

“I had a janitor in Green Bay give me a play,” he said. “And he was buggin’ on me every week. He’d come in every week and tell me, ‘I’ve got this play, I’ve got this play,’ so I told him to draw it on a card. So I gave him a big card, one that we used to show the scout team players what to run for that week. So he drew the play up and the concept was actually pretty good, so we ended up putting it in ... and we dial this play up, and this stinkin’ play scores a touchdown.

“That was probably the most fun I’ve had with a play, was watching that whole thing. And then trying to explain to coach Holmgren that this play came from the janitor.”

Inspiration can come from anywhere.


Listen to the full interview in the podcast embed above or by clicking here.