Vahe Gregorian: How John Madden befriended Andy Reid and helped guide him to the Chiefs job

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The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As they stood somewhere between a crossroads and crisis after the 2012 season, the Chiefs fixated on Andy Reid — who had just been fired in Philadelphia and stood at a moment of truth of his own. Reid was in demand, sought also by the Cardinals and Chargers, and it’s well understood that his meeting with Clark Hunt was underscored by a sense of compelling chemistry for each that led to Reid’s hiring … and all that’s changed since for the Chiefs. But what few might know about is one of the improbable forces who helped Reid enter that meeting with a certain conviction to begin…

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