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Andy gets advice from Parcells?

I figured I'd pass along this heartwarming story for the Christmas season...

Full credit to Grizz at BTB for finding this in Parcells press conference.

A reporter asks Parcells the question "Andy Reid said you called him when they were 5-5 to encourage him?"

 I think a lot of him, sometimes even though you don't know a coach, you identify with him, it happened with me and Holmgren. I don't know why it did, I don't spend a lot of time with them, but we communicate. I enjoy getting to know him [Reid] and enjoy the competition, he does a good job. When I was a young coach, several senior coaches took time for me. I'm not trying to be corny here, but I made my mind up to do that for other young coaches, and I've done that. Not many can identify with what they are going through. Like Andy, he's doing a superb job. It all started when I was coaching the Jets in preseason. It was Reid's first head coaching job, I told him "You don't know how lucky you are to have as good a defensive coach as you got, you're lucky to have someone like Jim Johnson on you're first coaching job." That began the relationship. Ron Wolf knows him and thinks well of him, and for me that goes a long way.

Andy also commented on the call.

Coach Parcells called me up and told me not to be pessimistic," Reid said. "He relayed to me the story of about when [Phil] Simms went down and they had the quarterback change and they kept on winning at a championship level. If I had any plan of keeping my head down, he took care of that.

I have to say that I admire the respect these guys  give one another. While they may be on opposite sides of the field, in the end as one a very small handful of guys that actually coach an NFL team... they're really all in it together.

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