Despite an ESPN report that former Eagles coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs are very close to a deal, NFL.com reporters are reporting that Reid still plans to interview with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday and the San Diego Chargers over the weekend.
In a not so veiled shot at ESPN, the NFL.com report mentions a previous ESPN report that Reid was certain to end up in Arizona.
Reid will interview with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday as planned, according to NFL.com’s three amigos: Steve Wyche, Ian Rapoport and Albert Breer. Reid also plans to interview with the San Diego Chargers this weekend, which is near where he owns a home, someone with knowledge of the meetings told Wyche.
This is officially silly season when it comes to coaching news. ESPN reported just two days ago that there was a “95%” chance that Reid would land in Arizona. Now the same network is reporting that Reid and the Chiefs are close to a deal. That may very well prove correct, but he still plans to meet with two other teams.
The media loves to get into pissing contests with each other over these kinds of things. It is always pretty enjoyable to watch them snipe at each other. I’ve been wondering for a while when the major networks are going to figure out that fans don’t give a crap who was first to report something. It’s no longer the days where you wouldn’t find out the news until the paper came out the next day and the only way to get the news was to get that particular paper. Scoops don’t matter anymore to anyone other than the people reporting them. It is the worst kind of chest thumping and what it leads to is the slew of incorrect reports we have to put up with during times like these. Most Chiefs fans aren’t going to hear the news of who the next coach is from NFL.com or Chris Mortenson, they’ll probably hear it from AA or from a post their friend made on Facebook.
So sit tight Addicts. The truth is coming and we will let you know when it does.