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Andy Reid's son, Garrett, found dead at Eagles camp

Originally posted by TheRambler:
Originally posted by ninermedic:
What a loss. Does it seem odd that so many coaches' kids have this sort of thing happen? Tony Dungy, Joe Philbin, Andy Reid. I wonder, does their success have something to do with this? Have they possibly dedicated so much time to their craft that their family pays a price?

I'm not trying to lay blame or point fingers, I'm just wondering why this seems to happen to NFL coaches at a seemingly-greater rate than that of the larger population.
I wrote that in the thread in the PL. I think some of it may have to do with sh*tty parenting.

i can see that happening. i mean these coaches are dedicated to so many other young men that they have less time for their own sons
really sad
RIP
Originally posted by susweel:
As a parent nothing can be worse than this. RIP

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This is really sad to hear.
seems u gotta have one hell of a wife to be able to raise boys when you are a nfl head coach. you are away almost all of the time with other young men while your own young man is coming into adulthood. tough situation for andy reid and his family. my heart goes out to them. this nfl is so damn competitive to the point where these coaches give up everything for it. btw, singletary sure seemed to take plenty of time to be with his family but he just isn't that great a head coach yet. maybe the better the coach, the more you are at the office. and to think that we as fans wonder why they get paid so much as we berate them for every failing on the football field. eagles fans have been asking for reid's head aplenty over the years almost ignorant to the fact of what he has to give up just doing his job.
Originally posted by TheRambler:
I wrote that in the thread in the PL. I think some of it may have to do with sh*tty parenting.

Umm no it doesn't have to do with s**tty parenting. Andy wasn't known to have addiction problems, and it's not his fault if his son did. The dude was 29 when he just died, not 10 years old. A 29 year old has responsibility over his own life, and Andy Reid is not responsible for babying a 29 year old with a drug problem. I've had problems with alcohol and if I ever got a DUI or died myself it would not be my father's fault. My father is a hard working man, and not a s**tty parent, just like Andy Reid doesn't appear to be a s**tty parent. People are responsible for their own lives.
Both of Reid's sons knew how to party, so there's that. I'm sure their feats of 'Rock Stardom-ness' will be mentioned in the eulogy.
[ Edited by 21SandersMoss84 on Aug 5, 2012 at 4:45 PM ]
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/05/according-to-lurie-reid-could-be-back-as-soon-as-tomorrow/

That's hardcore. I wonder if sort of knew it was coming. Or if he's just a hardcore walrus with an impenetrable layer of psychological blubber.
Very sad time for Coach Reed his family and the organization. Being a parent is the toughest job imaginable.
As a parent you do all you can to give your child the foundation to make good decisions in life. But at some point, they have to make decisions on their own and as a parent you just hope that they make the good ones. Rich, poor, educated or not, it doesn't matter they are individuals and they choose what they want to do. Many make bad choices but are very lucky and don't have to pay a harsh price. Others simply can't seem to get a break. my family's prayers go out to all the parents that have lost their children, under whatever circumstances. It is something nobody should have to experience.
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Originally posted by OregonNiner87:
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/05/according-to-lurie-reid-could-be-back-as-soon-as-tomorrow/

That's hardcore. I wonder if sort of knew it was coming. Or if he's just a hardcore walrus with an impenetrable layer of psychological blubber.


com'mon man! don't kick a man while he's down!
In alot of ways it could mirror children from a military family. You have a father that's probally very diciplined and tough but not there all of the time because of his job. Probally some untimely movement from switching teams too.

I hate to say it's because they're sh*tty parents because there's no way that I believe that a class act like Dungy or Reid was a bad dad, but their professions do put alot on the child.
Originally posted by TheRambler:
Are football coaches generally sh*tty parents, or what?


Yes it's his responsibility to take care of his 29 year old son like he's 6 This isn't Reid's fault that his son was a drug addict
Money and being head coach of an NFL franchise become trivial after losing a family member but your son? That's god awful. It might be a double edge sword in the sense that football might be his escape from this pain so I do wish him the best.