The Kansas City Chiefs may have hired former QB Doug Pederson to be their offensive coordinator but on game day, it will be Andy Reid calling the plays.
From the Kansas City Star:
Reid also said he would call the offensive plays instead of coordinator Doug Pederson. But he said Pederson was ready to be a coordinator even though he has coached in the NFL for just four seasons.
“He’s a sharp kid,” Reid said of Pederson, who played quarterback in the NFL for 12 seasons. “He was in charge of the quarterbacks. Doug is a good student. I’ve watched his leadership on the field. I’ve watched his ability to teach. I’ve watched the respect the players have for him. All of those things checked out. He’s a creative guy. He knows this offense like the back of his hand. He knows protections, he knows situational calls.”
Not totally sure how I feel about this. Chiefs fans may remember when former head coach Todd Haley was hired, he called offensive plays himself and it was pretty much disaster.
Still, Reid is a much more experienced coach than Haley.
What do you think, Addicts? Do you feel more comfortable with Reid calling plays or should he focus on being a head coach and allow Pederson to take the reigns?