We’re in the last days of the miserable, miserable NFL offseason and that means those of us in the football commentary business, are turning to rankings and predictions to keep you all entertained until the teams report to training camp.
The folks over at CBS Sports are no different. Pete Prisco has just released his head coach rankings.
KC’s Andy Reid came in at #10. Let’s see what Prisco had to say:
10. Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs: He had eight seasons of double-digit victories in 14 years with the Eagles, and he went to postseason nine times and went to the Super Bowl once. He is 10-9 in 19 playoff games. But his team was 4-12 last year, which cost him his job. Reid can coach, even if Eagles fans love to dispute that.
I think this is a pretty fair ranking. All the coaches ahead of Reid, save two, have won the Super Bowl. The two directly in front of him, Mike Smith of the Atlanta Falcons and Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers, have done a lot of winning recently which may be why Prisco has them ahead of Big Red.
Frankly, as remarkable as Harbaugh’s first two years in San Fran have been, I just don’t think you can put him ahead of Andy Reid just yet. Andy has done what Harbuagh has done and he has done it for longer.
As for Smith, he falls into that Andy Reid/Marty Schottenheimer area of coaches that win but haven’t been able to finish the deal. I don’t mind him being ranked near Andy.
What do you think, Addicts? Is Andy’s ranking fair or does he deserve to be higher on the list?