You don't keep multiple year train wreck coaches based on what they did 9 years ago.
... "but don't thnk Andy Reid forgot how to coach."
Have you ever watched his 2 minute drills, challenge flag success ratios, or red zone percentage?
..."Reid coached QBs so he drafted one in 1999, despite the hooting and hollering of so many"
It was 30 drunks (dirty 30 from WIP) and Berman ignores the Ricky Williams preference as the cause. For a guy who knows football, this is pathetic, Skip Baylessian journalism.
... He also built up toughness on both sides of the ball that South Philly could be proud of. Brian Dawkins epitomized that."
Dawkins was a prior regime draft pick in '96 and Trotter was a '98 pick.
Douglass, Vincent and Taylor were already here.
Maybe it was Corey Simon, Damon Moore, Mark Simoneau, and guys like that who made the D tough?
"they could run it, they could throw it... soon the wins came"
17th or worse in offense for 5 of his first 7 seasons. The wins came for sure, but it was not a Bill Walsh offensive explosion as he implies.
AR captained the team on its most successful run in history and he deserves lots of credit for those 10 seasons.
- The Runyan signing completely changed the offense. (In your face John Chaney!)
- The Westbrook drafting was brilliant.
- Signing Brian Mitchell was awesome.
- Hiring JJ was a 27 on a scale of 1 to 10.
- Going after TO and Kearse were bold moves at the right time.
- I have my issues with McNabb but he was the right QB to take of the 5 available in that draft.
- The 2003 draft recharged the franchise.
- The pickle juice game was an attitude shift.
- His team was in legitimate position to win three Super Bowls (2001, 2004 and 2008). It's hard to coach away choke.
How will we ever replace a 33-30 mastermind with no playoff wins in 4 seasons?
Even the great seasons always had that feel of a guy on the edge of losing it.
- The handling of TO after the Super Bowl.
- The DJ enemy on your team 2011 season.
- The "I have to put us in a better position" x 90.
- Trusting players like Reno Mahe in key situations.
- Making his O-line coach a D-Coordinator.
- The fear of his starting QB no matter how bad he is playing that week.