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I played for Andy for two years, he is by far the best communicator I have ever met

June 28, 2018 10:40AM
I played for Andy for two years at Northern Arizona he was our line coach, Brad Childress was our OC and he is the smartest coach I have ever met but he does not do well with young immature athletes. Andy has that "Jedi mind trick approach" Brad was straight forward tell you like it is.

We had a non conference game against Angelo St a DII, they had a guy named Pierce Holt who later went on to play for the 49 ers, This guy was the strongest guy I have ever played against, and I benched 425lbs, he rag dolled me the TE and the tackle. Childress addressed me and Bear like we were worthless, "I have no idea why you two are on scholarship, this is a D2 who is over powering two D1 players", "you two are a F-ing joke" . After Childress lit us up, the head coach came over Larry Kentera picked up where Childress left off.

Bear and I were speechless, not only did we feel like crap, we were embarrassed and felt ashamed by no means were we motivated. Andy comes over and says, " forget that crap, I believe in you, I have two kids that call me dad, that know that you two will find a way to get this done". He elaborated on my strength and technique, he said I am asking for two seconds that is it, I need the fullback to get on the outside hip of the LB, and all I need is two seconds from you. I have him his two seconds, we were still getting posterized, but Bear and I doubled teamed, the fullback was able to get to the OLB and we now had a running game.

Andy is the most sincere guy I have ever met, he taught me you never criticize the guy you critique his performance.

I so get it what Sammy is talking about, I lived it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/28/2018 10:42AM by Los Angeles Lenny.
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  Sammy Watkins: Andy Reid helping to make me a complete WR...

Rams43592June 27, 2018 08:24AM

  Just a reminder...

Rams43271June 27, 2018 08:28AM

  Re: Just a reminder...

Rampage2K-220June 27, 2018 08:59AM

  Right. Reid can but McVay couldn't.

RockRam191June 27, 2018 11:08AM

  Re: McVay has already explained why....

dzrams122June 27, 2018 04:31PM

  When a vet says he's now focusing on learning the playbook - that's a red flag

promomasterj172June 27, 2018 01:47PM

  he didn't say that though

zn150June 27, 2018 02:35PM

  Here's a direct quote that doesn't sound good to me...

promomasterj114June 28, 2018 11:51AM

  Re: Here's a direct quote that doesn't sound good to me...

zn78June 28, 2018 12:10PM

  Re: Sammy Watkins: Andy Reid helping to make me a complete WR...

no name98June 28, 2018 06:42AM

  Re: he put in the work dude...

spagsbacker98June 28, 2018 06:51AM

  Re: he put in the work dude...

Rams4388June 28, 2018 07:09AM

  Re: not what im saying...

spagsbacker84June 28, 2018 07:47AM

  Re: he put in the work dude...

dzrams77June 28, 2018 10:23AM

  And if Cooks isn't signed..

jemach57July 04, 2018 03:40PM

  Re: Speaking of leverage...

dzrams51July 04, 2018 03:45PM

  Yep...and it gets worse...

jemach57July 05, 2018 05:47AM

  do not get me started

Los Angeles Lenny81July 04, 2018 06:12PM

  Re: And if Cooks isn't signed..

no name56July 10, 2018 06:53AM

  I hope so...

jemach45July 10, 2018 11:34AM

  Re: he put in the work dude...

no name67June 28, 2018 12:09PM

  Re: he put in the work dude...

dzrams67June 28, 2018 12:16PM

  I played for Andy for two years, he is by far the best communicator I have ever met

Los Angeles Lenny242June 28, 2018 10:40AM

  Re: I played for Andy for two years, he is by far the best communicator I have ever met

RamsFanSinceLA136June 28, 2018 11:40AM

  Re: I played for Andy for two years, he is by far the best communicator I have ever met

oldschoolramfan119June 29, 2018 06:32AM

  Don’t feel bad about Holt he was 24 when you were playing him

stlramz125June 30, 2018 06:29PM

  yep

Los Angeles Lenny78July 01, 2018 09:02AM

  Re: I played for Andy for two years, he is by far the best communicator I have ever met

Steve35July 11, 2018 02:44AM

  Blame for Watkins failure with the Rams

Rams_81117July 08, 2018 09:52AM

  Re: Blame for Watkins failure--I agree!

Steve57July 11, 2018 02:50AM

  Re: Sammy Watkins: Andy Reid helping to make me a complete WR...

moklerman70July 11, 2018 09:29PM

  Regardless disagree with coaches approach on boxing in receivers

Rams_8146July 12, 2018 03:06PM