Atlanta Falcons: Falcons send prayers to Reid’s family

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter and Eagles coach Andy Reid started their coaching careers together at San Francisco State in 1985.

Koetter was clearly shaken by news about the death of Reid’s son Garrett on Sunday.

“Andy, Tammy and their whole family my heart goes out to them, they are in my thoughts and prayers,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “We are supporting them through our thoughts and our prayers.”


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SeenThis B4

August 6th, 2012
8:36 am


August 6th, 2012
9:16 am

Hopes and Prayers to Coach Reid and the family. Losing a family member is always a terrible experience.

Big Crimson 75

August 6th, 2012
10:06 am

No Parent should ever bury a child.
Good luck to the Reid Family.
Coach Reid has been a class act through the years, not to mention a very good Coach in a tough Town to last as a coach.

Slim Junction Pedalmaster

August 6th, 2012
10:22 am

Does it work? Sending prayers?

Why haven’t more seen religion as the scam that it is? The most obvious example is when a church catches fire and burns……You’d think if there was a god and this god appreciated those who worshiped him/her, wouldn’t this all powerful entity find a way to stop the fire?

The Big Fat Blogger

August 6th, 2012
10:40 am

Our hearts are with you and the entire Reid Family, Coach Reid is a great Coach and we wish you well during this time of grievance. GOD BLESS.


August 6th, 2012
11:37 am

Stuff like this transcends football. Sounds like a story of a road to redemption….cut short. I wish Reid the best. He’s gone through so much with his sons and stood by their side through it all. Thats a man and a good father right there. I respect Reid b/c he never gave up on his sons. May the Most High ease their pain at this time…