Add Andy Reid’s name to the list of coaches who are getting in better shape.
Reid is slimming down (the picture you see on the right was taken on Monday; here’s a heavier Reid in 2010), and he’s also pushing himself while he pushes his players. No, Reid wouldn’t be able to beat even the slowest of linemen in a conditioning test, but he did pass a conditioning test of his own on Monday.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that after the Eagles got off the practice field on Monday, Reid took a two-mile uphill walk back to the Lehigh University dorms where the Eagles are staying. That was a walk Reid took at his first training camp at Lehigh, but in recent years he began getting a ride between the practice fields and the dorms.
There’s no word on exactly how much weight Reid has lost, and he doesn’t appear to have caught Rex Ryan as the league leader in NFL coaching weight loss, but it’s a good sign for Reid’s future that he’s focusing on his health. He may just be around long enough to coach an Eagles dynasty.