Who is Andy Reid? Andeeey Reeeeid. Andy. Reeeeid. Hmmm. Didn't he manage Roy Hobbs to the World Series, in the Natural? I think he did. I think I even remember Andy wishing he was a farmer:
Andy Reid: You know my mama wanted me to be a farmer.
Roy Hobbs: My dad wanted me to be a baseball player.
Andy Reid: Well you're better than any player I ever had. And you're the best God damn hitter I ever saw.
via Pic Source
Why the heck would you get a baseball guy, who secretly wants to be a farmer, to coach the Kansas City Chiefs?
No? That's not him?
Okay, Andy Reid, Andy Reid....is he the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2012. During that tenure, led the Eagles to 5 NFC Championship games and 1 Super Bowl. But they had a lot of talent, didn't they? Anybody could have coached those guys. At least that is what my buddy from Philly said.
You can't just come in here, with a floundering team, and make this team look like it belongs in the NFL....and have the players like coming to work, to boot. Can you?
Andy Reid Appears To Like A Good Defense
From 1999-2012, Andy Reid's Eagles ranked in the top ten in points allowed, 8 times. That is music to this fan's ears. Oh, take me back to Neil Smith and the boys...please!
We have to give some kudos to prior coaches and general managers, however. Even Andy Reid would probably tell you that part of his success is his unique position,standing on the pile of coaching bodies that have been drown by this franchise's floundering. Atop all those bodies, he might have a clearer view of the road ahead.
You Know Why I Really Like Andy Reid?
The guy has done a pretty good job, to this point, of putting a well coached, well dressed, well disciplined team on the field....and the players like coming to work. At least that is what I understand the locker room is like.
via Pic Source
Do you know how hard it is to demand discipline, the kind it takes to overcome obstacles in the NFL? And at the same time instill a sense of enjoyment for what you do? That is pretty hard to pull off.
Sure, the Chiefs are 5-0. Its fun when you are 5-0. But it seems like part of the reason the Chiefs are 5-0 is due to Andy and the enjoyment he tries to bring to the game.
Chief Nation Watches
There are many eyes upon you Mr. Reid, eyes that watch you every day. They watch and wait, with a hope of many years, listening to every word you say. There is a stirring in this stadium, hoping you're vision is wise. Hoping that your football mind will cause our ship to rise. Our fans are wide-eyed, taking notice, and they are starting to set upright; thinking and dreaming of that day that the Chief can show it's might. So if you can, lift this burden, a burden that has brought us many tears. And we would embrace you as our coach for many many years.
-btw- I loved you on the Conan Show.
via Pic Source