Andy Reid is the 10th best coach in the NFL.
NFL.com is bored, and with that comes their annual rankings of players, coaches, plays blah blah blah. This time, Elliot Harrison, NFL media analyst for their website recently posted his head coach power rankings and had Coach Reid as the tenth best in the NFL.
Here’s what Harrison had to say,
Reid certainly proved his coaching chops last year, taking over a 2-14 club and flipping it in historic fashion. Few teams have enjoyed the kind of turnaround the Chiefs did in 2013, improving their win total by nine games. Reid hung his reputation on Alex Smith … and was rewarded handsomely for the “gamble.” Oh, and those five NFC Championship Game appearances in Philly look pretty nice on the résumé, too.
I agree with Harrison on what he had to say concerning coach Reid, but when I saw the couple of names ahead of him, two in particular, I began to question the ranking. He has John Fox and Jim Harbaugh ahead of coach Reid.
First, let me start by saying I can understand why Fox and Harbaugh are in the top ten and that I respect what they have done with their teams but, really?
Call me biased but, Fox wouldn’t even crack the top ten if he didn’t have a legend under center (yes I know he won a playoff game with Tebow) and Jim Harbaugh has accomplished less than Coach Reid. Granted, Harbaugh has had remarkable success in San Fran but what has he done? Besides lose a Super Bowl and make 3 straight NFC championship games (coach Reid has made two more and lost a Super Bowl as well).
Andy Reid came to KC with a roster that was talented, yes, but had players that didn’t have a sense of direction or knew how to win. Reid completely changed the culture of the franchise and inspired a roster, and city, to rise up for their football team.
He turned a 2-14 team to an 11-5 playoff contender and was nominated for coach of the year honors (which he should have won). Harrison’s ranking of Andy Reid is too low and I think most, including people outside of KC, would agree.
At the end of the day, this list doesn’t matter because the Chiefs know they have one of the best in the business and 2014 could be huge for coach Reid if he keeps the team at a similar level as last.
What say the rest of the Kingdom on this ranking? Too low, or just about right? Start the discussion below.