Jeremy Maclin: You Won't See Reid "Brawl" Like Schwartz & Harbaugh

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 9: Jeremy Maclin #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates scoring a touchdown in the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brody Wheeler/Getty Images)

Jeremy Maclin did his weekly guest column for GQ and in addition to talking about the season so far, he dedicated the majority of his writing to praising his coach, Andy Reid. The line I got a kick out of was his assertion that you won't see Andy "try and brawl" with another coach like Schwartz and Harbaugh. I'm not sure if that can be called a "brawl" but I get Maclin's point nonetheless.

He's obviously a reserved kind of guy, particularly on the sidelines and with the press. He's never going to try to brawl with another coach, like you saw in the San Fran-Detroit game. He's probably never going to show up in one of those Coors commercials (though if he does, it will be hilarious). What fans don't get to see is that between games, he's one of the most hands-on, relatable coaches around. Though he's an offensive mind—maybe one of the great offensive minds—he distributes himself 50/50 between O and D during practice. Special teams, goal line, field goal and field goal block. Ball security drills. Run plays. Pass plays. New plays. Conditioning. He gets involved in all of it. A single NFL practice is a gigantic feat of engineering, of making sure that many dozens of pretty big, pretty diverse guys are working as a unit while also paying attention to every little, fundamental, individual piece of that unit. Talk about a fine balance. And Coach Reid nails it; he just nails it every day. There've been good weeks and bad weeks during his tenure here. But there haven't been any weeks in a long time when a team's shown up to play us without knowing they have to bring their best.

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