By: Derek Havens
In Sunday’s Patriots victory in Philadelphia, I noticed something noteworthy. Late in the game, Eagles fans were chanting “Fire Andy.” While I do not believe Philadelphia should fire Reid, if they were to let him go, should the Patriots be interested?
Bill Belichick and Andy Reid are good friends, but could they work together? (FILE:Icon/SMI)
Now I know what many of you might think right off the bat; why would we want to replace Bill Belichick? Although my thought is not bringing Andy Reid to be the head coach, but as an offensive coordinator.
There is a lot going into this thought. Reid does have some differences in philosophy, but many fans have not been particularly pleased with Bill O’Brien and the play calling; a role Reid could fill in the off-season. The Eagles coach has been in the league for many years and is widely considered an offensive genius.
Would the Eagles organization actually want to fire him? I believe it would be a dumb move with the shortened off-season and all of the new faces added to the roster, but it seems his shelf life is shorter by the day.
Reid is good friends with Bill Belichick and could this allow Belichick to focus even more on the defense? I have felt ever since Romeo Crennel and Charlie Weis have left, the team has lacked strong high-ranking coaches besides Belichick; can Reid help solve that problem? Can Reid help challenge Belichick and could the two coach side-by-side?
Do I believe this will actually happen? Probably not, but it does make for interesting discussion. While I do believe there are a lot of positives, I am not sold Belichick would move away from Bill O’Brien and bring in Reid; If, of course, he is actually fired.
What do you think? Would you bring in Andy Reid next season if he was made available or stick with Bill O’Brien? Share your thoughts below!
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