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Adam Shefter and Chris Mortenson both are reporting that Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs are on the verge of a deal to make Reid their new head coach.
After 14 years in Philadelphia and a 130-92 record Andy Reid and the Eagles agreed it was time for a change. It appears for Reid that change will include moving to the Midwest and changing his favorite color from green to red. Andy had led the Eagles to 6 division titles, 5 NFC Championship games and 1 Super Bowl appearence.
Reid and the Chiefs met to discuss their coaching position for 9 hours yesterday. After the meeting Andy was suppose to fly to Arizona to interview for their coaching vacency but he cancelled the flight. The reason is unknown for the cancellation but one can certainly deduce that it was because his interview with KC went very well. Couple that with both Shefter and Mortenson reporting Reid is on the verge of signing and it appears that the Chiefs have their new Head Coach.
There are people out there who believe that Andy Reid is an over-rated coach and therefore will be happy if he is the coach of the Raiders divisional rival. That is not me at all. I do not want to add Andy Reid into the AFC West but it does appear its going to happen whether I like it or not.
Andy is a member of the Mike Holmgren coaching tree and practices a version of the West Coast offense. It is an interesting choice for the Chiefs considering they have been built around Jamaal Charles and Reid has been known to ignore the running game too much.
Hiring Andy Reid also could change how the Chiefs decide to use their draft position. Up until now it seemed a certainty that the Chiefs would target a QB with the 1st pick in the draft but with Reid there is a chance that they could trade for Kevin Kolb who Andy originally drafted for the Eagles. The AFC West just got a little more interesting no matter what quarterback the Chiefs add this off-season.