Andy Reid is arguably one of the best coaches in the NFL.
He proved it during all of those years in Philadelphia, and he’s proving it again with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Yes, there’s been a lot of turnover surrounding this Chiefs team, but at the end of the day, Reid inherited a 2-14 ball club and currently has them at 7-0 on the season.
You can attribute Reid’s success with Kansas City to many different factors, but one of them, without a doubt, is his personality.
I’ve never met coach Reid, but I can tell you just from listening to him speak, watching him celebrate wins with the team ,and hearing players and other people talk about him—he’s a pretty cool cat.
Alex Smith talked about that recently, when asked what it is about coach Reid that allows his players to open up and be themselves:
“I think exactly that. He eliminates distractions, he allows guys just to focus on football and exactly that, just be themselves,” Smith said. “I even think he encourages it, encourages to play with personality and have personality. He does that through his actions by letting his own personality shine and come through. I think it really starts with him.”
Whatever Reid is doing, it’s obviously working.
Kansas City is the NFL’s only undefeated team, and it doesn’t look like the sea of red will stop rolling anytime soon.
I leave you with this, because it’s awesome: