Kansas City Chiefs: Ranking head coaches from Andy Reid's tree

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5. Brad Childress

Brad Childress is often the forgotten branch of the Reid coaching tree. He joined the Eagles staff in 1999 as the quarterbacks coach, then became the team's offensive coordinator from 2002-2005. Despite not calling plays in Philadelphia, Childress became the Minnesota Vikings head coach in 2006.

During his tenure, Childress had a mixed record of success. In his first season as head coach, he led the Vikings to a 6-10 record. However, the team showed improvement in the following seasons. In 2008, Childress guided the Vikings to an impressive 10-6 record and a playoff appearance. The team's success continued in 2009 when they finished the regular season with a 12-4 record and won the NFC North division title. The Vikings advanced to the NFC Championship Game that season but fell short of reaching the Super Bowl.

Childress faced some challenges and controversies during his coaching career. In 2010, the Vikings struggled, and he was relieved of his coaching duties before the end of the season, finishing with a record of 3-7. His coaching style and decisions were scrutinized by players and the media, contributing to his departure. Childress still had a winning record as a head coach, at 39-35.