Friday, January 4, 2013

Andy Reid to The Chiefs, Scott Pioli gone

And so the coaches (and G.M's) turn.

The Kansas City Chiefs and former Philadelphia Eagles HC Andy Reid have agreed to work together. (haha sounds like a marriage only it isn't)

Reid will take over the reigns of a team that held some promise just a couple of years ago before the bottom dropped out in 2012. Reid replaces Romeo Crennel.

His hire also means the end of the Scott Pioli, General Manager era. Pioli, supposedly part of the New England "Braintrust" with Bill Belichek leaves after 4 rather unsuccessful years and 3 unsuccessful head coaches.

Ironically, the Pioli announcement was made 1st, which immediately fueled the Reid rumor, which quickly became reality. Reid is believed to have asked for personnel control, something Pioli obviously wasn't interested in sharing.

Reid, you'll recall, coached the Philadelphia Eagles for 14-years before being let go last week after the supposedly talented Eagles floundered this past year as well.

Analysis: We don't know that this is going to work. It's going after the big name because he was there. Reid did not seem interested last season, though the loss of his son may have attributed to that. The Chiefs have some very good parts and some that need work. We may be wrong and he'll be "The Guy" that makes them successful again, but we think it's just the same NFL Logic that says if you've been a head coach with some success in the past, you'll get a job again.

Here's the early word from KSHB-TV

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