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ESPN: Reid, Heckert Best Coach-GM Duo In NFL

Head coach Andy Reid uses the "best in the business" quote quite often to describe his players, coaches and front office staff. Now, it's being used to describe Reid.

Esteemed columnist John Clayton ranked the top five head coach-general manager combos in the league. And at No. 1, Clayton had the Eagles' very own Reid and Tom Heckert.

"Heckert didn't get the GM title until 2006, but he and Reid have the perfect partnership," Clayton wrote. "Not only are the Eagles annual playoff contenders, but they also always win that first playoff game. As an organization, the Eagles keep trying to make sure the roster doesn't get too old. They aren't afraid to take chances on top, high-priced free agents. At some point, though, Heckert might leave. He has interviewed for several GM positions around the league in the past few years."

The rest of the Top 5 in order were the Steelers' tandem of Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert, Carolina's John Fox and Marty Hurney, Chicago's Lovie Smith and Jerry Angelo and San Diego's Norv Turner and A.J. Smith.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 10:06 a.m., July 18

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