Rivera Meets His Former Mentor

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Rivera Meets His Former Mentor
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In the winter of 1999, when Andy Reid went looking for a linebackers coach to fill out his first staff in his new job as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, he found Ron Rivera. As an assistant coach at Green Bay, Reid had coached against Rivera, the player, when Rivera was a Chicago Bears linebacker, and the two men had a professional familiarity with each other...

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