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Jeremiah Trotter: “Andy Reid got out-coached in a lot of games”

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Jeremiah Trotter played a total of seven seasons for Andy Reid in three different stints with the Eagles. And he thinks he lost a lot of games because Reid got out-coached.

“If it came down to both teams were even, talent-wise, I think the opponent’s team would win if it came down to coaching,” Trotter said on 97.5 The Fanatic, via Philly.com. “Andy Reid got out-coached in a lot of games, man, a lot of big games,” Trotter continued. “Time outs, running the football, you know.”

Trotter said Reid’s offensive style made things different for the defense and the late defensive coordinator Jim Johnson, who ran the defense in Philadelphia until his death in 2008.

“As a defense, we understood we passed the ball too much. You know, there’s times we’re sitting over there like, ‘Man, listen. Just get us a couple of first downs so we can get a break.’ And I’m sure it frustrated Jim Johnson also,” Trotter said

Still, Trotter acknowledges that he won a lot of games during his time with Reid, and he says he would have given Reid a 7.5 or 8 on a scale of 1-10. I shudder to think what he’d say about a coach who was a 1.

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  1. cakemixa says: Jan 4, 2013 8:20 AM

    Who the hell is Jeremiah Trotter?

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Jan 4, 2013 8:23 AM

    The Philadelphia Eagles will finish last in the NFC Washington for years to come.

  3. 480volt says: Jan 4, 2013 8:24 AM

    Why didn’t you speak up while you we’re there playing and Reid was still the coach?……hmm…how convenient for you to open your mouth now…..real stand up J. T…..nice job

  4. whatjusthapped says: Jan 4, 2013 8:26 AM

    I don’t care if it is even remotely true, its still a cheap shot. Its the guy’s opinion but really, how can you prove its true and if so, to what end?

  5. bdawk20 says: Jan 4, 2013 8:27 AM

    cakemixa- only the best LB that Eagles ever had during the Andy Reid era. Only the guy that came and saved Andy’s egregious personnel under-estimation upon his return to the Eagles to turn their league-worst run D to respectable (and then he went to the Pro Bowl). Who are you?

  6. eatitfanboy says: Jan 4, 2013 8:27 AM

    He’s not saying anything that hasn’t been said a thousand times by a thousand people.

    Reid’s inability to manage the clock was an open secret throughout his tenure. His failure to get into a hurry up offense until it was much too late in his only Super Bowl appearance is legendary, and there were many other times when they found themselves in close games with no time outs left in the fourth quarter.

    And do we really need to revisit Reid’s utter inability or refusal to find a decent run/pass balance?

  7. marshawnlynchlookslikepredator says: Jan 4, 2013 8:27 AM

    Cakeamixa

    If you don’t know Trot, you either don’t know football, or you missed terribly at an attempt at humor. Either way, you fail.

  8. seabreezes51 says: Jan 4, 2013 8:28 AM

    Trotter is dead on the money

  9. fuglyflorio says: Jan 4, 2013 8:33 AM

    Well of course it wasn’t the players losing all those games.

  10. mymorningstory says: Jan 4, 2013 8:34 AM

    Jeremiah Trotter.. The same guy that sucked when he was let go in Philly.
    Talk all you want about Andy being out coached in game, but he definitely found a way to make you look a lot better than you were.

  11. miamimike1 says: Jan 4, 2013 8:34 AM

    So Trotter pkayed for Andy Ried three differnt times?
    If he was that bad of a coach why would you continue to resign and play for him?

  12. tvguy22 says: Jan 4, 2013 8:34 AM

    Any Eagles fan who watched all the games would agree.

  13. reidstinks says: Jan 4, 2013 8:35 AM

    Trotter is right and why Reid will be a great fit in KC. He’ll know exactly how to use Jamaal Charles.

  14. pgh15212 says: Jan 4, 2013 8:38 AM

    Jeremiah Trotter is just another player on a long list to never win a superbowl.

    How embarrassing!

  15. rollerino1 says: Jan 4, 2013 8:39 AM

    Does anything stay behind closed doors anymore? Classless.

  16. pastabelly says: Jan 4, 2013 8:39 AM

    Trotter played in that Super Bowl game against the Patriots. There was no question the Eagles were outcoached that day and every Eagle had to know it.

  17. eatitfanboy says: Jan 4, 2013 8:40 AM

    It should be noted that Trotter and Reid had their issues. Reid slapped the franchise tag on Trotter after the 2001 season, then rescinded it after most other teams had filled their free agent needs.

    He still got a pretty good contract from the Redskins, but never really fit there and returned to the Eagles two years later.

  18. jjackwagon says: Jan 4, 2013 8:40 AM

    The Eagles fired Reid. There is nothing in Philly for him now. Why is Trotter yapping? He must be hoping to get a call from Bristol.

  19. kehnn13 says: Jan 4, 2013 8:41 AM

    He’s the guy who was very good with the Eagles but couldn’t make it anywhere else. Funny that he talks trash about the coach who gave him a second chance after he flopped in DC.

  20. gaeaglefan1023 says: Jan 4, 2013 8:48 AM

    Trotter is wrong….Reid got outcoached in ALL of the games

  21. eaglesfanalways says: Jan 4, 2013 8:50 AM

    Absolutely agree…admit Reid is an above average coach, but he’s not great. He tried to turn McNabb into a pocket passer, took away his legs and made him just slightly above average – his best years were before they gave him $110 million. It is all about the system, not the player with Reid…

  22. brownsclown says: Jan 4, 2013 8:56 AM

    “I shudder to think what he’d say about a coach who was a 1.” Ask him what he thinks about Pat Shurmer!

  23. huhsj says: Jan 4, 2013 8:57 AM

    He also helped give Trotter a career. Remember when he left the Eagles for big money to play with the Redskins? He kind of sucked there. Then came back to the Eagles and was a competent player again. Maybe he was outcoached in some games but his and his staff’s coaching made Trotter look like an actual football player.

  24. nygf says: Jan 4, 2013 8:58 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Jan 4, 2013 8:23 AM
    The Philadelphia Eagles will finish last in the NFC Washington for years to come.
    —————-
    Last four NFC East division winners: Redskins, Giants, Eagles, Cowboys. There hasn’t been a repeat winner in almost ten years. This is not the AFC East where the Pats are guaranteed 4+ division wins a year. It’s a competitive division.

  25. dolphinballs says: Jan 4, 2013 9:00 AM

    I think folks forget that he lost a child at the onset of the season. That is a tone-setting event for the rest of your life…let alone a season. So while Andy Reid may have poorly coached this year, give the man a break he lost something much more precious than his job.

  26. panthrobro says: Jan 4, 2013 9:08 AM

    In a way i hope the Eagles suck forever so the fans can understand just how good of a coach Andy Reid is. Like Vermiel.

    Eagle fans who complain deserve another 100 years of suffering.

  27. eaglesw00t says: Jan 4, 2013 9:08 AM

    Im not a big fan of talking about someone after they have gone…but Trott is right on the money.

    He is only voicing what the fans have been saying for years.

    And he isnt doing this for no reason. He isnt just spewing hate for no reason. Dont make it out that he is. He was specifically asked about this, and gave an honest answer.

    So you either want players to lie to you and tell you everything is great, or you want them to not comment. But if they not comment, then you rag on them for that. This is why everybody hates the media. Because if you give an honest answer to a direct question, youre the bad guy.

  28. gochargersgo says: Jan 4, 2013 9:09 AM

    Very easy to kick a guy while he’s down. I will give trotter credit for at least putting his name on it though.

  29. flowadelph says: Jan 4, 2013 9:17 AM

    So true. As a die hard Eagles fan its frustrating to know we could have won at least two Championships if Reid wasn’t so stubborn.

  30. logicalvoicesays says: Jan 4, 2013 9:17 AM

    nygf says:
    ——-
    Not in the RGIII Era bub.

  31. vicksprman says: Jan 4, 2013 9:18 AM

    Okay so instead of stopping the other team by you know making a play on defense you blame the coach yeah okay. This coming from a guy who ran after the big money DC offered and stunk up the joint and Andy still brought him back. Some guys should stay away from microphones.

  32. rackitradio says: Jan 4, 2013 9:18 AM

    480volt says:
    Jan 4, 2013 8:24 AM
    Why didn’t you speak up while you we’re there playing and Reid was still the coach?……hmm…how convenient for you to open your mouth now…..real stand up J. T…..nice job

    ===========================================

    Maybe cuz he was a team player? It actually IS stand up if you think about it.

  33. johnnyjagfan says: Jan 4, 2013 9:19 AM

    At least he put his name behind it and didn’t hide behind “anonymous”.

  34. eatitfanboy says: Jan 4, 2013 9:20 AM

    huhsj says:
    Jan 4, 2013 8:57 AM
    He also helped give Trotter a career. Remember when he left the Eagles for big money to play with the Redskins?
    ================

    He left because the Eagles refused to offer him a long term contract of any kind. They franchised him and then rescinded it, refusing to even give him that.

    Let’s not play the revisionist history game.

  35. nitro276 says: Jan 4, 2013 9:21 AM

    Best comment from Trotter during that show on 97.5 yesterday went something to the effect of “I knew if we had to score a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, we were up a creek!”

    Was hilarious when he said it.

    Trotter was one of the best leaders during the Reid era. It is a shame that father time took his speed, because he is sorely missed.

  36. bobbyhoying says: Jan 4, 2013 9:21 AM

    Another question – If Andy was so bad why did Trot come back to the team after he left in free agency?

  37. abninf says: Jan 4, 2013 9:24 AM

    rollerino1 says:
    Jan 4, 2013 8:39 AM
    Does anything stay behind closed doors anymore? Classless.
    ====================================

    Classless would have been making public statements like that while Reid was still with the team. You don’t know what he said behind closed doors before the coach got fired. Saying this to the media now does nothing to hurt the team.

  38. nygf says: Jan 4, 2013 9:25 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Jan 4, 2013 9:17 AM
    nygf says:
    ——-
    Not in the RGIII Era bub.
    ————
    One year (albeit a very, very good one) is still one year. While it’s good to have confidence and it may happen, there’s no era yet.

  39. dankil13 says: Jan 4, 2013 9:27 AM

    eaglesw00t says: Jan 4, 2013 9:08 AM

    Im not a big fan of talking about someone after they have gone…but Trott is right on the money.

    He is only voicing what the fans have been saying for years.

    And he isnt doing this for no reason. He isnt just spewing hate for no reason. Dont make it out that he is. He was specifically asked about this, and gave an honest answer.

    So you either want players to lie to you and tell you everything is great, or you want them to not comment. But if they not comment, then you rag on them for that. This is why everybody hates the media. Because if you give an honest answer to a direct question, youre the bad guy.
    ——————————–

    +1 on this. Trotter was being candid. He did say a lot of positive things about Reid too, but its not like this statement is ground breaking as evident by Reid’s record vs playoff teams (26-51) and NFC Title Games (1-4).

  40. blackstonevalleykettlebells says: Jan 4, 2013 9:28 AM

    Andy Reid is the most overrated coach in the NFL. He coached not to lose, as the Super Bowl loss, and the NFC losses indicated. He should have been launched 5 years ago. The Chiefs will stink for years to come. His idea of opening up the offense is a 2 yard out to the tight end.

  41. conormacleod says: Jan 4, 2013 9:29 AM

    What’s the point? People aske me about my former crappy boss all the time. I just say; that’s in the past. Why consume yourself with negativity and why disparage a mans reputation just to get attention?

  42. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 4, 2013 9:32 AM

    Well Trotter maybe if you and your teammates would have told your Head Coach the impact his pass heavy offense was having on the defense instead of keeping it to yourselves and waiting until he got fired it would have affected change, maybe even won a championship or two.

    Hey, but that’s what SEPERATES champions from pretenders.

  43. smushrodriguez says: Jan 4, 2013 9:34 AM

    Well, Trot, Jim Johnson was also outcoached. Barry Gardner chasing Joe Jurevicius was on JJ, not Andy. If Trot was there, he couldn’t cover him either. I think that we can agree that everyone on Ealges has shared responsibility. I rember AZ running the ball down the defenses throat after the offense had the lead in the 4th quarter.

    As far as being onthe field too long, I agree. However, I also blame the Jim Johnson bend but don’t break defense. When you have a quick strike passing offense, it is better paired with a 3 and out defense than a bend but don’t break defense.

  44. tfoz5150 says: Jan 4, 2013 9:36 AM

    If I recall correctly, Trot blew his knee out that first year in DC, which caused his struggles there. Let’s remember, though, these are the Redskins we are talking about. When he came back to the Birds, first he apologized to Reid for his behavior when he left, then all he did was plug the hole in the middle of the defense to help guide the Eagles to their first SB since 1980.

  45. eagles512 says: Jan 4, 2013 9:38 AM

    I like Trotter but he can be an idiot. Shut up

  46. ace8842 says: Jan 4, 2013 9:44 AM

    Managing the clock was partly Reid, but I think it was partly Mcnabb. You see guys like Brady and Manning who are coaches on the field and know when to call time outs. Foles is already better than Mcnabb at managing the clock. The problem with Reid has always been when he had to make any type of spur of the moment decisions, especially with play-calling. Reid tends to overthink those decisions…..sometimes you just don’t have the time to delay decisions…Reid is a poor off the top of his head type thinker. All the notes in the world can’t tell you what to do in certain situations.

  47. ctete22 says: Jan 4, 2013 9:49 AM

    RG3 had a great year, so did Newton last year but they figured him out quick. Also Washington has no First round pick the next two years so it will be harder for them to improve. Their defense is still weak and Fletcher, Hall, and Moss are almost done.

  48. phillyphan72 says: Jan 4, 2013 9:50 AM

    I totally agree

  49. vaphinfan says: Jan 4, 2013 9:53 AM

    I really can’t believe the Eagles fired this guy. He went to the playoffs 9 times out of 14 seasons in a tough division. I know this year was pretty bad but then again his son did OD in training camp so you have to give the guy some kind of slack.

  50. eaglesw00t says: Jan 4, 2013 9:57 AM

    raiderlyfe510 says:
    Jan 4, 2013 9:32 AM
    Well Trotter maybe if you and your teammates would have told your Head Coach the impact his pass heavy offense was having on the defense instead of keeping it to yourselves and waiting until he got fired it would have affected change, maybe even won a championship or two.

    Hey, but that’s what SEPERATES champions from pretenders.

    ——————————-

    If Reid doesnt realize the toll his offense had on the defense, he is a much much worse coach than Trotter is saying.

    And who exactly is to say that JJ, or Dawkins, or Trotter, or anyone didnt tell Reid he needs to back off of his pass game and actually use some clock time?

    In case you missed it…Andy Reid coached the Eagled with Donovan McNabb for 9 years. And he still refused to admit at the end that McNabb could not throw a decent slant route. Andy Reid did not learn from his mistakes. He made them repeatedly for 14 years. Same mistakes in year 14 that he made in year 1.

  51. rungame8732 says: Jan 4, 2013 9:58 AM

    How long has Andy Reid been on the “verge” of becoming the next Chiefs coach? What a joke.

  52. 5pecialk says: Jan 4, 2013 9:58 AM

    As a Skins fan, Jeremiah Trotter got out-played every game, too.

  53. rdefranc27 says: Jan 4, 2013 9:59 AM

    To be fair, JT has also said on many occasions how much he loves and respects Andy Reid. He also said in that interview that he believes Andy Reid is a good coach. 8 out of 10 if I recall was JT’s assessment.

  54. snowpea84 says: Jan 4, 2013 10:03 AM

    Because there is nothing more respected than the opinion of Trotter. I’m sure that’s the first person owners go to when they need to get a new coach.

  55. fuglyflorio says: Jan 4, 2013 10:14 AM

    Stop feeding the troll folks.

  56. insanelomein2 says: Jan 4, 2013 10:23 AM

    Look at the transformation of Reid from that picture with Trot to the way he looks now. WOW

  57. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 4, 2013 10:39 AM

    @eaglewoot

    When the season starts Head Coaches/Coordinators are too locked into gameplanning and strategy to read players’ minds.

  58. mungman69 says: Jan 4, 2013 10:51 AM

    One more hit and RG111 will become RG Done.

  59. pinion8ted says: Jan 4, 2013 10:55 AM

    vaphinfan says:Jan 4, 2013 9:53 AM

    I really can’t believe the Eagles fired this guy. He went to the playoffs 9 times out of 14 seasons in a tough division.
    ———————————————————-
    You mean the Division where 9-7 and 10-6 is regularly good enough to win it???

    THAT division?

    Please.

  60. redandgoldhitman52 says: Jan 4, 2013 11:06 AM

    stay classy jeremiah …

  61. andyreidisthegoat says: Jan 4, 2013 11:11 AM

    Trot is 100% right. Most overrated coach in the nfl. KC will be very disappointed.

  62. congratsyouareanidiot says: Jan 4, 2013 11:20 AM

    I had the opportunity to listen to this ‘Round Table’ discussion that included Sal Pal. Trotter showed a lot of love for Reid and concluded he was a great coach. Some idiots in this thread are commenting that he was showing hate because he left to play somewhere else… he ended his career in Philly. Others are saying why would he come back to play for Reid if he disliked him? Reid was never his defensive coordinator. He didn’t necessarily play ‘for him’.

    Trotter stated what a lot of us knew in Philly during the McNabb era… Reid’s clock management was atrocious, and their come from behind ability with <3min on the clock was non-existent. Why? Because they never had timeouts by the time the clock was under 3 minutes due to piss poor time management.

    Overall, Reid was a good coach with good decisions at coordinator during his first half of coaching with the Eagles. After '04, he was an average to poor coach for Philadelphia. His drafts in the past 3 seasons are proof.

  63. dkrauss93 says: Jan 4, 2013 11:23 AM

    They were also outplayed

  64. realfootballfan says: Jan 4, 2013 11:32 AM

    How’d those coaches in Washington do for Trotter? Furthermore, I don’t think either New England or the Packers had problems passing so much.

    He’s basically saying that the Eagles were much more superior to other teams in the NFC during Reid’s first 10 years there, which is absurd. Not only does the salary cap era prevent such from taking place today, but it also disregards the difficulty of winning games in the NFL.

    Philly fans are idiots. I’ve never seen a fan base blast the two bests of their franchise’s history just because they couldn’t get over the hump like they do with Reid and McNabb. You’ve never heard Bill fans be so classless about their runner up teams.

  65. briang123 says: Jan 4, 2013 11:38 AM

    Jim Johnson passed in 2009, not 2008.

  66. bolts0621 says: Jan 4, 2013 11:49 AM

    Philadelphia class…he, Sal Pal and the fans….gotta love it

  67. justafanofitall says: Jan 4, 2013 11:51 AM

    When will ball players learn to keep their opinions to themselves. Is he trying to burn his bridges. How many coaches are going to want a whinner…things aren’t going well push the coach under the bus. Couldn’t posssiiiiibbbbblllllyyyy be the players losing the games. Just saying.

  68. somekat says: Jan 4, 2013 11:52 AM

    If he should of said it or not is debatable. IMO, doesn’t matter. Trot has been gone for years, and Reid no longer works for the Eagles.

    But as far as the accuracy of the statement, there is no doubt. Like was mentioned above, he is below .500 against playoff teams. His refusal to run the ball, even though for the past 8 years at least, the best player on the team has been his RB (Westbrook and McCoy after that), is legendary. Go back over the stats, especailly when they had the bruiser line anchored by Runyan. They are always top 5 in YPC, but always bottom 5 in carries.

    Then the insistance on making players fit his system, instead of making the system fit the players (a 65% passing offense with Pinkston and Thrash as the WR? Vick is your starter, but you are still going to throw 50 times a game? Same question but with the oline going down?)

    I always thought Reid was a good coach. An amazing planner, a good motivator, but a terrible game manager (both as far as time-outs, and adjusting his gameplan on the fly)

    To me, he is a good coach, top half of the league, but his insistance on proving that he is smarter than everyone else, and that he can make things work that everybody knows won’t work, is his downfall

  69. somekat says: Jan 4, 2013 11:55 AM

    @realfootballfan

    Really? The Packers and the Pats?

    Do you need help in figuring out the difference between the Packers, the Pats, and the Eagles?

    I’ll give you a hint, they line up behind the center, and the ones that play for the Pack and the Pats can actually hit the water in the ocean, unlike Reid’s 2 long term QB’s

  70. wvphil7 says: Jan 4, 2013 11:57 AM

    No class whiner…. Hasbeen with no money and no future,

  71. congratsyouareanidiot says: Jan 4, 2013 12:03 PM

    realfootball,

    Reid enjoyed years of success due to a defensive coordinator who outclassed every other coordinator in the NFL at the time. He also had Westbrook and a prime McNabb. Reid didn’t coach Trotter… Johnson did. Look up the defensive trends of the Eagles post-Johnson…

    Philly fans aren’t idiots… they’re passionate. You’re an idiot thinking a head coach like Reid makes the difference for Philadelphia. What did he do without Jim Johnson? How’d his personnel decisions turn out?

  72. onlineinsite says: Jan 4, 2013 12:07 PM

    I’m so tired of hearing about what great coaches guys like Reid and Lovie are. They repeatedly had huge talent on their teams and totally underachieved. Yet, they get fired and are hired again within days or weeks. C’mon owners/GMs, take a chance and look for a new face – a guy that’s hungry and innovative.

  73. ejmat2 says: Jan 4, 2013 12:09 PM

    Really??? From what I’ve seen the team was just out-played. Reid isn’t the one out there throwing INTs or fumbling the ball. Nor is he the one missing tackles or blocks from the OLine. What a whining brat that wants to throw a proven HC under the bus when he was the one out there playing the games.

  74. somekat says: Jan 4, 2013 12:26 PM

    @ejmat2

    This year, you are correct, the turnoever were terrible

    However, this year and last are the only 2 years since the FO was perged and Reid was given “final say” over everything player related. So they were 100% his teams. You can’t pick the players and complain that the players aren’t good enough. The last 2 years were a direct result of horrible drafts that were run by Reid himself (Just for the most obvious, Graham over JPP or E Thomas, or a 26 year old rookie who only played football for 6 years in the 1st, and the later rounds didn’t get any better)

  75. fishmatt says: Jan 4, 2013 12:34 PM

    For those who are calling Trotter a whiner or classless or whathaveyou I feel that a little context is needed. Trotter works for said radio station and was contributing to a 4 hour football roundtable about the current state of the Eagles, the current coaching search, and at the time the topic was the Legacy of Andy Reid in Philadelphia. So its not like he went out of his way to criticize Andy. He was doing his job of discussing football and giving honest opinions. Also, after he made those comments Sal Paolantonio, who was also on the panel, agreed saying “we can end the show right now there is nothing to add to that.” (paraphrased)

    That is even without debating the merits of his statement. Andy Reid has a 10-9 record in the playoffs, so about half the time the talent was even they were outcoached. Is half of the time a lot? I’ll let you judge. I just ask that you watch all of the Eagles NFC Championship games and lone Super Bowl appearance first.

    Trot also said Andy Reid is a 7.5 to 8 out of ten. Which says that Trot thinks he’s a pretty damn good football coach, just that he isn’t a great football coach and was stating the reasons he isn’t great. It’s far from an indictment. But it does make a good headline.

  76. d3quinn says: Jan 4, 2013 12:53 PM

    dolphinballs says:Jan 4, 2013 9:00 AM

    I think folks forget that he lost a child at the onset of the season. That is a tone-setting event for the rest of your life…let alone a season. So while Andy Reid may have poorly coached this year, give the man a break he lost something much more precious than his job.
    _______________________________

    Eagles fans are well aware he lost a child at the onset of the season. Is it our duty to feel bad for him? Perhaps. Was it his duty to take a season off to mourn? Perhaps. If his contract paid him $75,000.00 instead of $5,000,000.00 to coach for the 2012 season would he have taken off to mourn? Perhaps. Do I personally feel bad he lost a child? Yes. Do I recognize he chose to work for $5,000,000.00 in a job held by only 31 other people in the world? Yes. Do that job come with pressure? Yes. Did you chose that job, and therefore choose the pressure? Yes.

    Iditos like the person who posted the above comment should be asking: Why was this great man, this man who is so deserving of our sympathy, this pillar of greatness, why was he not there for his wife and family as they mourn something so much more precious than his job, which takes an average 14 hours a day?

    Greed, not coaching, is what I think of when I hear Andy Reids name.

  77. thestatsishere says: Jan 4, 2013 1:17 PM

    A coach who was a 0-1 would be a guy like Bill Peterson for the Oilers in the 70s where they went 1-13 back to back years.

    I say Reid is a great coach. Is he the best coach? No, but Reid is a great coach. The best coaches in my opinion are locked up for the long haul. Guys like Payton, Belichick, McCarthy, Tomlin etc.

  78. phillyphanatic77 says: Jan 4, 2013 1:57 PM

    I watched every single game of the Andy Reid era and Trotter is absolutely correct. Reid seriously cost us in Super Bowl 39, especially in the final five minutes where the team showed zero urgency and basically walked down the field. In almost every NFC championship Reid made crucial mistakes- whether it was time management or just terrible playcalling. Now did the players come up short? Absolutely but Reid did things to considerably hinder our chances. People outside of Philly are getting outraged by the negative things said here but all they see is the record. They haven’t watched every snap of every game like most Eagles fans. I was a huge Reid supporter for the first ten years, and McNabb for that matter, but I know there were absolutely games where he got out-coached. Any game against Belichick for example. The Chiefs made a good hire at coach but giving Reid total control over the front office is a huge mistake.

  79. 480volt says: Jan 4, 2013 2:02 PM

    Say it to his face J.T………

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