Andy Reid: Sean McDermott deserves to be coach of the year

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Andy Reid thinks he’ll be matching wits with the coach of the year when the Chiefs face the Bills in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

Reid said Bills coach Sean McDermott deserves to win the NFL’s coach of the year award for his work in Buffalo this season.

“Look forward to the challenge of playing the Bills. Good football team, well coached. Sean’s done a tremendous job there. He’s got really good coordinators, head-coach caliber coordinators there. They’re just a very good football team,” Reid said, via USA Today. “It’s tremendous. He deserves to be coach of the year. He’s really done a nice job with that whole program.”

Reid gave McDermott his start in the NFL; McDermott spent his first decade as an assistant coach under Reid in Philadelphia. Now they both are at the top of the profession, coaching against each other for a trip to the Super Bowl.

43 responses to “Andy Reid: Sean McDermott deserves to be coach of the year

  1. I think most are gonna say this is KC all the way, I beg you be careful what you wish for I think it will be a good solid football game both teams are coached at the highest levels in football and both teams have guts a grits and desire to stay atop of football. These are games we dream of.

  2. Kevin Stefanski (Cleveland Browns coach) did more, with less. Stefanski deserves to be coach of the year. Reid is just promoting Sean McDermott because it’s his guy and it would make Reid look good.

  3. I think Kevin Stefanski lost points on COY because he did not let Alex Van Pelt calls plays in KC. Stefanski’s play calling and planning was clearly leaking oil at the end of the season and Van Pelt was nearly perfect in Pittsburgh. The Coach of the Year would have seen this.

  4. 100% agree., Cleveland impressed but Buffalo impressed more. Didn’t the Browns need that week 17 win vs the Steelers back ups to make the post season? Maybe I’m mistaken about that but I still think the Buffalo HC earned it more.

  5. I have no issue with McDermott or Stefanski as COtY. One took a middling to low tier Bills team to the AFCCG and possibly the Super Bowl. The other took the perennial bottom feeding Browns to the divisional round. Both are good candidates.

  6. Sorry Andy. That a wrong statement. Bills had a very strong team……where they are at right now is 1 step up from where they ended last season. The guy in Cleveland took his team up about 4 steps this year. Its not even close…..

  7. No he doesn’t. He has a very good team, and they were better this year only because Josh Allen stopped making stupid mistakes. Brian Flores taking a team from 5-11 to 10-6 with much less talent or Ron Rivera taking a totally dysfunctional team with no QB to the playoffs deserves it over McDermott.

  8. LOL! Love how theses head coaches always praise the other team. Then proceed to cobbler them in the game!

  9. Getting a big head huh….if it wasn’t for the refs blatantly helping your team out you’d be playing golf now. Stefanski by far deserved to be coach of the year, end of story big man

  10. It’s great to see all these ex-Philadelphia coaches do well and go deep in the playoffs.

    I am rooting for McDermott and the Bills. Andy finally got his Super bowl, maybe it’s McDermott’s turn.

    They both have QBs who have stepped up, unlike the Eagles.

  11. Buffalo fan here & McDermott needs to be fired. He got comically out coached vs. Baltimore & Andy Reid is on a different level. Daboll & Frazier should be assistant coaches. RAVENS GAME……

    Had a chance to kick off, score first, score before half then score first in the 3rd quarter. HUGE. Couldn’t do it. Good teams finish that.

    1:15 left second quarter Bills at midfield & 3 TO’s leading 3-0 & Baltimore had 1 TO. That’s all the time in the world but Buffalo just keeps throwing & running out of bounds to save time? Look Buffalo clock management if you’re not going to score then you must leave no time for Baltimore to score either. STAY IN BOUNDS & kill clock. Which they did not & with 1:05 & 1 TO remaining Baltimore was able to tie the game at 3. Even worse how does Buffalo not score with 1:15 from midfield with 3 TO’s

    17-3 Buffalo with just under 7 minutes left to go in the 4th. #1 rule on defense NO QUICK TD’s DON’T LET ANYBODY GET BEHIND YOU. Hollywood Brown blew by everybody & had a walk in TD but a bad throw.

    Such poor poor coaching by McDermott & terrible clock management. This won’t fly in KC.

  12. Chiefs fan here. I agree. I expect all the Browns fans to chime in but be honest, how many 1st round draft picks have the Browns had over the past decade? It’s about time someone did SOMETHING with them. Stefanski isn’t a “genius”, he’s just competent.

  13. That would make too much sense. The NFL has its own agenda anyhow. He certainly deserves some consideration.

  14. Stefanski? Yeah, let’s give it to the guy with the 3rd easiest strength of schedule, a stacked roster and had to be let in to the playoffs when Pitt sat their starters and still almost lost. Yeah he’s COTY all right😂

  15. Interesting how Matt LaFleur has won 13 games in each of his first 2 seasons coaching the Packers yet he’s somehow NOT in the conversation as coach of the year either time. The Packers had 2 losing seasons under a superbowl winning coach before LaFleur arrived. He won 13 last year and went to the NCF championship, then all offseason we heard how they needed to draft or trade for a WR… this season he wins 13, has the #1 offense all season and is in the NFC championship game again. Does he have to turn water into wine to get any recognition?

  16. He should get in line behind LaFleur. Everybody should. When you take into account how LaFleur squared things away with a wildly unsatisfied, belligerent, and obviously very unhappy Rodgers who was in a chronic state of severe decline, he should get it. Last year AND this year.

  17. NOT Stefanski BUT, he deserves some sort of medal for humiliating the Steelers, at HOME, in the playoffs. Haven’t been about to stand Tomlin since he deliberately wandered onto the field to block a kick return

  18. Andy Reid is a great coach, but slow your roll on the Reid coaching tree. He is part of the Holmgren and ultimately Bill Walsh coaching tree.

  19. Andy fired McDermott as Eagles D-Coordinator and replaced him with the O-Line coach. Andy is flying high now, but that was by far his dumbest move as Eagles coach and caused a lot of the fans (including me) to finally turn on him. Lucky for Chiefs fans that he actually hires Defensive coaches to be D-Coordinator now.

  20. YouEnjoyMyself says:
    January 21, 2021 at 10:15 am
    Andy Reid is a great coach, but slow your roll on the Reid coaching tree. He is part of the Holmgren and ultimately Bill Walsh coaching tree.

    Bill Walsh, sure. Holmgren though? What did he ever do without Favre under center? Tired of coaches riding on the backs of HOF QB’s. Belichick is getting tested now and it isn’t looking great.

  21. itsouryear says:
    January 21, 2021 at 6:12 am
    It should go to Flores of Miami.
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    The same Flores that coached a team that couldn’t beat the Bills’ backups week 17 with the playoffs on the line? Just stop.

  22. When I look at COY, I look at start of the season expectations for a team. Many had Green Bay either in the NFCCG, the SB, and some winning the SB. Cleveland was largely predicted to be a playoff team – which they achieved. No one – and I repeat no one – had the Bills going 13-3 and heading to the AFCCG with a top flight passing offense. The credit for this overachievement goes to McDermott and his two key coaches, Brian Daboll and Leslie Frazier.

  23. momoneymoproblems says:
    January 21, 2021 at 10:53 am
    YouEnjoyMyself says:
    January 21, 2021 at 10:15 am
    Andy Reid is a great coach, but slow your roll on the Reid coaching tree. He is part of the Holmgren and ultimately Bill Walsh coaching tree.

    Bill Walsh, sure. Holmgren though? What did he ever do without Favre under center? Tired of coaches riding on the backs of HOF QB’s. Belichick is getting tested now and it isn’t looking great.

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    Holmgren went to the SB in 2005 with Matt Hasselbeck as his starter.

  24. momoneymoproblems says:
    January 21, 2021 at 8:49 am
    Chiefs fan here. I agree. I expect all the Browns fans to chime in but be honest, how many 1st round draft picks have the Browns had over the past decade? It’s about time someone did SOMETHING with them. Stefanski isn’t a “genius”, he’s just competent.

    Go ahead and look at the Brown’s roster and tell me how many of those 1st round draft picks are still on the team. I’ll wait….

  25. Stefanski rookie head coach, Covid, a screwy training camp and took the Browns to the second round.

  26. Stefanski walked into the most talented roster in the NFL and he did well. Great coach? Yes. COY….no.

  27. Andy Reid is gonna have to beat two COTY candidates in a row to get to the super bowl. Against two very starving teams. One down, one to go. Should be fun

  28. I think he’s right. Stefanski did great in a crazy year, but the Browns were completely stacked with talent. In a way, it was more of an achievement to screw it up than to make it work.

    I also hate how they went out this year – punting with 4 minutes left when behind against the Chiefs. Completely failed to go for the kill after Mahomes went out. I wouldn’t be opposed to Stefanski getting the award but it was a disappointing note to end on.

    Flores did well overall but the Dolphins really had no excuse for missing the playoffs. The merry-go-round of starting and benching Tua made little sense, ended up hurting the team in the standings, left the QB situation muddled going into the offseason, and may have hurt Tua’s development as well. Hard to have a coach of the year who did so many confusing things with the game’s most important position.

    McDermott had less distance to cover, but it was still significant. Getting to the conference championship game is a different level; you can’t just back into that. The team had ups & downs and many tough games this year and they met all the challenges. Solving so many issues and reaching the elite level of high achievement shows a kind of quality that isn’t just a one-year flash.

  29. Funny how the Reid coaching tree has done better than the Belichick coaching tree. Reid: McDermott, Harbaugh, Rivera and Pederson. Belichick: Flores and Saban.

  30. momoneymoproblems says:
    January 21, 2021 at 10:53 am

    Tired of coaches riding on the backs of HOF QB’s. Belichick is getting tested now and it isn’t looking great.

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    Brady went to a team with a ridiculously stacked roster and capable coaches, where a QB who didn’t throw a lot of interceptions was the only missing piece. Belichick was missing a franchise QB and working with a depleted roster.

    It takes both (great QB and coach) to achieve all-time success. Even if Brady wins a SB with TB, that won’t change. Working with Belichick all these years has made Brady the QB he is.

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