Andy Reid proud to be with Bruce Arians in “Geritol crew” of older coaches

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Some of the NFL’s oldest head coaches have also been among the most successful in recent years, and that includes 68-year-old Bruce Arians and 62-year-old Andy Reid, who will meet on Sunday at Super Bowl LV.

Reid joked that he and the other 60-something coaches (a list that also includes recent Super Bowl winners Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll) are part of what he called “the Geritol crew.”

“We are a little bit older and there is experience that comes with that and I guess you could say wisdom, with age. But there are a lot of good young football coaches that I look forward to seeing continue to grow in this business,” Reid said. “By chance a few of the older guys have gotten to this point. I’d probably attribute that to good players, and then a little bit of experience there. In my case I’m fortunate to have a heck of a staff that I’ve been fortunate to accumulate and gather here.”

With a combined age of 130, Reid and Arians are the oldest pair of coaches ever to meet in a Super Bowl, breaking a record that was set when Belichick and Carroll met at a combined age of 125.

9 responses to “Andy Reid proud to be with Bruce Arians in “Geritol crew” of older coaches

  1. I’ve been a fan of Bieniemy since his days as a running back and it’s very discouraging to use race as a means for him not being hired as a head coach. I hope he gets his opportunity sooner than later but it will be due to his ability and not because of his skin color.

  2. How can anyone not like Andy Reid? Sure seems like a good guy, especially considering all the problems he’s had to deal with in his personal life with his sons.

  3. You know you’re old if you even know what Geritol is. It’s a dubious product at best despite being around for nearly 70 years.

  4. Bienemy is not getting the HC bites he would like because of off-field issues going back to his college days (ex. sexual harassment claims).

    The Lions had a similar situation when they hired Patricia then two days later stories broke about unflattering things he was cited for doing at a spring break years ago. Few GMs want to court those worries, especially when so many other options are available.

  5. this is cool, in a era that celebrates the kid geniuses here was are. I guess the only way of some of these young guns to win is to have the old men quit. I guess there is something to be said about experience.

  6. We love Big Red in Philly, he brought a healthy period of competition and a winning attitude to the town. We are all glad to see him doing so well in K.C. In addition, Arians was the coach at Temple in the 80’s. Great to see these guys STILL competing, STILL teaching, STILL winning. It doesn’t matter who win’s Sunday’s game- both of these guys are winners, both deserving. Hopefully, it is a great game.

  7. I’ve been a fan of Bieniemy since his days as a running back and it’s very discouraging to use race as a means for him not being hired as a head coach. I hope he gets his opportunity sooner than later but it will be due to his ability and not because of his skin color.
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    Have you ever read his police file???

  8. This is great for the ‘older generation’, I refuse to use the term as the Genitol Crew. Both are tried and tested coaches who have seen both good and not so good times in the past. Both coaches have made adjustments to the game they obviously both love. I salute both of you.

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