PHOENIX -- Andy Reid brought the Eagles to Lehigh University for training camp in all 14 seasons as Eagles head coach. Reid was a proponent of off-site camps, but he understands the appeal of keeping it at the team's facility, like Chip Kelly will do in Philadelphia.
"At that time, that wasn't an option," Reid said Tuesday at the owners meetings, his first as the Kansas City Chiefs head coach. "We had a contract with Lehigh and wanted to maintain that relationship there. I enjoyed going away, but I can see the plusses in staying. At that time, I enjoyed getting out and going up there. Everyone's got their own way of doing it. Chip's going to put his own mark on things. I think he'll be very good. He's a good football coach. He knows what he wants, and he knows how to go about it, and the way he wants to do it."
Reid was full of praise for Kelly, his replacement. Kelly thanked Reid during his introductory news conference, and Reid played a role in Kelly understanding the job when they spoke during the Eagles' recruiting process.
"Jeffrey asked me I'd do that when I left, and I had no problem doing that. He was very good to me," Reid said. "And really, as a coach, you want your players to be taken care of. You want them to have a good coach. Those are all kids we recruited there, drafted there. We wanted them to have something positive. I think Chip's a good football coach. I think it will work out great for him. And I think he put himself in a good organization. It's a win-win there."