It occurred to me today that if the Kansas City Chiefs hire Andy Reid to be their next head coach that they will have employed three of the coaches included in “The Flabbergasted Four!”
What is “The Flabbergasted Four?”
They are a collection of superheros of sorts. It all started in the mailbag column of popular ESPN disciple Bill Simmons. This is from back when Matt Cassel was the QB of the Patriots. At the beginning of the column, Simmons talks about how Cassel reminded him of John Elway.
Oh, how far we’ve come.
Q: After his challenge of the Brandon Jacobs fumble when Jacobs’ arm was clearly down, Andy Reid needs to take his place on the Mount Rushmore of coaches who don’t know how to manage the clock or use challenges properly. I’m thinking that the Flabbergasted Four would consist of Reid, Marty Schottenheimer, Herm Edwards and Art Shell. They could even borrow Flava Flav’s clock from the Mount Rushmore of Rap, except that the clock would be constantly running while the four of them stare straight ahead with incredulous looks on their faces.
– Jason W., Laguna Niguel, Calif.
SG: Now that’s a cartoon I would watch — the Flabbergasted Four! Although we should switch Romeo Crennel and Brad Childress for Schottenheimer and Shell because those guys aren’t coaching anymore. Regardless, I feel like this could be its own cartoon on the NFL Network called “The Flabbergasted Four.” Then Bob Papa could come back from a commercial on “Thursday Night Football” and say, “This week on the Flabbergasted Four: The boys have to get from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in four hours to prevent a terrorist attack!” And every episode would center around them getting in each other’s way, making bad decisions and screwing things up — with Andy Reid repeatedly throwing challenge flags and grinding everything to a halt for three minutes at a time — before they collectively botch the last three minutes and another city blows up “MacGyver”-style. And that would be the show each week. By the way, Browns, Eagles and Chiefs fans are just nodding solemnly right now.
Pretty funny, right?
Then, the column inspired this cartoon:
So if the Chiefs hire Andy Reid, they will have hired three of the members of the Flabbergasted Four.
I am a big supporter of a Reid hire but it would be pretty funny if the Chiefs ended up employing all these guys at some point.