But that never happened. Reid hired Doug Pederson as offensive coordinator but it wasn't before a talk with Mornhinweg. Reid tells the Philly Daily News he wanted to be the one calling plays.
"Marty, I thought did a phenomenal job calling the plays . . . I wanted to get back into doing that," Reid said. "I didn't think that was really fair [to ask Mornhinweg to come with him, without playcalling responsibilities] . . . we talked. It was a mutual thing. I didn't want to put him in a bad position. He'll help them; that's a great thing for [Jets quarterback Mark] Sanchez right there."
So I wonder why Reid wants to get back to calling plays. Is there anything to read into that?
I'll say that if the Chiefs are going to draft a quarterback in April I want Andy Reid and not others to be the one teaching him. Reid's the one who is going to be here for the longterm (we hope) so I want him to be the first contact with the quarterback.