Peyton Manning and The Colts: Will They Get “Bye” Andy Reid and The Eagles?

November 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It started with an onside kick.
The year was 2000. Andy Reid was in his second season as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, and he inherited a mess. 
Randall Cunningham was gone.  Chris Carter bolted to Minnesota along with Randall.  That legendary defense the Eagles had during the 90s had dissolved.  Donovan McNabb was just a rookie.  And the Eagles starting quarterback was Doug Peterson.
Commentator John Madden said during one of the Eagles games in 1999: "This is one of the worst offenses I've ever seen.  Doug Peterson isn't the problem...but he certainly isn't the answer."
After winning just five games in 1999, the Eagles opened the 2000 season with a road game at Cowboys Stadium, and the Cowboys won the coin toss and elected to receive.
Little did the Cowboys know, the Eagles were about to attempt a surprise onside kick. 
They recovered the ball and scored a touchdown on their opening drive.  The rout w...

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