Eagles coach Andy Reid’s expertise falls on the offensive side of the ball. NBC’s Al Michaels pointed out during Sunday night’s Eagles-49ers game that Reid seemed to be more involved in the team’s defensive performance.
“I was just thinking,” Michaels said, via Jordan Raanan of 97.5 The Fanatic. “When is the last time you saw
Andy calling so much defense? He had the late, great Jim Johnson for
years. Sean McDermott took over when Jim died. There he is the very
young and very proficient defensive coordinator. But Andy has been
demonstrative tonight on the sidelines.”
Raanan agrees with the assessment, and he reports (citing unnamed players) that Reid was not involved “at all” with the defense when Johnson served as defensive coordinator.
As Raanan points out, Reid’s involvement in the defense could be viewed as a bad sign for McDermott, especially since the defense has struggled at times in the past two seasons.