Eagles coach Andy Reid predicted that the Phillies will win the World Series at home tonight against the Tampa Bay Rays during his news conference at the NovaCare Complex.

"You know what, they're going to win," Reid said. "I'll take the if out of that and the city will love every minute of it."

Reid said he was at Sunday night's game when the Phillies moved within a victory of their second World Series title with a 10-2 rout of the Rays.

"I'm going to be pulling hard for the Phillies and Charlie (Manuel)," Reid said. "I happened to be at that game and that place was electric over there. I'll have the red on the today."

Reid also said he could just open the curtains in his office if there is a parade down Broad Street celebrating Philadelphia's first major sports championship since 1983.


Eagles coach Andy Reid said he thinks tight end L.J. Smith will be able to play Sunday when the Eagles play the Seahawks in Seattle.

Smith left the Eagles' 27-14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons yesterday after taking a violent hit from safety Lawyer Milloy in the fourth quarter.

"I'm speculating here," Reid said. "I think he'll be able to answer the bell. We have to see as the week goes on here and how much practice time he gets."

 Reid said he expects wide receiver Reggie Brown to return Sunday from a groin injury that has kept him out of the Eagles' last two games, but an arm injury has made receiver Jason Avant questionable for the game against the Seahawks.

"He was having trouble lifting his arm over his head," Reid said.

FAREWELL TO HOLMGREN. Reid's mentor Mike Holmgren has said he will retire as the Seahawks' head coach after this season, so this could be the last time the two men coach against each other.

"I really hadn't thought about that, but I know he's had a great career," Reid said. "I said before when I worked for him that I have a hard time belieiving anybody does it any better than him. I don't think he's changed.  I know it won't be easy walking away on his terms, but hopefully he gets back in. Hopefully he takes a little time off and gets back in."

Reid has beaten Holmgren's Seahawks twice in Seattle (2001 and 2002) and lost twice to his mentor at Lincoln Financial Field (2005 and 2007).