Name: Andy Reid
Current Job: Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach 1999-present
Other NFL Experience: Green Bay Packers Offensive Assistant 1992-1994; Green Bay Packers Offensive Line Coach 1995-1996; Green Bay Packers Quarterbacks Coach/Assistant Head Coach 1997-1998
Other Head Coaching Experience: None
- 130-92-1 record as NFL head coach with 7 division titles and 9 trips to the Playoffs in 14 seasons.
- Offenses on average under Reid have been better than two-thirds of the league.
- Experience working in a big market with a demanding fan base.
- Influential in the development of Donovan McNabb into a franchise quarterback and is getting good things out of a third round rookie in Nick Foles.
- Team has continued to play hard and is competing every week despite season being long lost and players knowing Reid's firing is imminent.
- Knows how to make adjustments in season. Has only lost twice after a bye in 14 years. His teams are about .500 before bye weeks and have won around two-thirds of games after bye.
- Known as an excellent game planner.
- Can't win the big one. His teams are 1-4 in NFC Championship Games despite having the better team in 3 of 4 losses. Followed single victory with sloppy Super Bowl loss, 1 of his 2 losses after a bye.
- After McNabb, failed to make Kevin Kolb or Michael Vick genuinely better despite both having physical ability to be good NFL quarterbacks.
- Terrible game manager.
- Stuck in his ways as a play caller. Gets into spells where he does nothing but throw it no matter what matchups or game situations dictate.
- Has made terrible hires on the defensive side of the ball since longtime defensive coordinator Jim Johnson passed away.
- Second half of his tenure in Philadelphia was much less successful than first half of tenure.
- Might be better served taking time off to clear his mind after a trying year that saw the passing of his son, his team collapsing, and him losing his job of over a decade.
- His hiring would draw inevitable comparisons to the last time the Jets hired a coach the Eagles just fired, Rich Kotite, forcing a long summer of painful memories for fans.
He will likely be available as the Eagles are almost sure to fire him. I'm not a big Reid guy at all. He had a much bigger window of opportunity than most coaches will ever see and could not get it done. He was also one for three developing franchise quarterbacks.
Beyond that, I don't see why the Jets would fire Rex Ryan and hire somebody who has virtually all of the same weaknesses. Reid consistently lost Conference Championship Games. He does a terrible job running the game. He made awful hires on the side of the ball less familiar to him. He is too aggressive in his play calls at bad moments.
Would you be happy if the Jets hired Andy Reid as head coach?
Yes (80 votes)
No (133 votes)
213 total votes