PHILADELPHIA - Andy Reid hangs onto that red challenge flag more than any coach in the NFL, so it's no surprise he didn't throw it following a questionable interception during the Eagles' 35-31 loss at Atlanta last Sunday night.
Turns out the problem wasn't Reid's reluctance to lose a precious timeout early in the third quarter. His staff simply didn't see a conclusive replay in time to tell him to challenge the call because NBC's cameras didn't show quickly enough.
This wasn't the first time this has happened to Philadelphia, either.
On the Eagles' first possession of the second half against the Falcons, Michael Vick's pass intended for Jason Avant was intercepted by Kelvin Hayden near midfield. Hayden made a diving grab, got up and ran two yards before he was tackled.
NBC showed three replays before the Falcons ran their next play, but none made it clear the ball bounced before Hayden caught it.
Reid relies mostly on his assistants watching replays in the booth to tell him to challenge if it's not obvious. His staff didn't have reason to dispute Hayden's grab based on the first three replays.