He just came off a 4-12 season with the Philadelphia Eagles, a team he just spent the last 14 years with. He was fired the same day the Arizona Cardinals fired their head coach of six years, Ken Whisenhunt. Yet, it didn’t even take half a day for the Cards to announce they would be reaching out to Andy Reid to fill the vacated head coaching position. The question is, is it a good move?
My answer is not, it is not a good move. The Cardinals are trying to move forward. If you are going after a guy like Andy Reid, why not just hold onto Whiz? Seriously, both coaches were practically in the same boat. Both were stuck with quarterback issues. Both had to deal with injuries and both were long-tenured coaches whose welcome was starting to wear a bit thin. Questionable play calling was experienced by both teams. So why Andy Reid?
I say it is because he is Andy Reid. It is a name coach. The Cards have tried to bring in “name” coaches in the past. Buddy Ryan? Yeah how did that work out? Denny Green? Yeah, not so well. Reid won the division twice over the past eight years. Whiz won twice over the past six years.
Many will say look past the win-loss record. Well, it’s that win-loss record that has us where we are now. I’m not saying ignore the fact Reid is out there. He does bring some things, mainly big-game experience. However he is not necessarily the best option in my opinion. Reid also seemed to look tired towards the end of the season. You could tell the season wore on him. Can he put 100 percent into another organization so soon after leaving his previous employer of 14 years? I don’t know. I just hope the Cardinals explore all options.