Former Eagle rips Andy Reid as a coach
Andy Reid may be out of Philadelphia, but his name surely isn’t. It appears that Andy Reid will be the next Kansas City Chiefs head coach, but after hearing former Eagle, Jeremiah Trotter take some shots about Reid’s coaching abilities, they may want to reconsider. Trotter, who played seven seasons under Andy Reid was on 97.5 The Fanatic and spoke out about Reid’s tenure as coach of the Eagles.
“If it came down to both teams were even, talent-wise, I think the opponent’s team would win if it came down to coaching. Andy Reid got out-coached in a lot of games, man, a lot of big games. Time outs, running the football, you know.”
Trotter would go on to say Reid’s play-calling decisions also affected the psyche of the defensive players and coaches.
“As a defense, we understood we passed the ball too much,” Trotter said. “You know, there’s times we’re sitting over there like, ‘Man, listen. Just get us a couple of first downs so we can get a break.’ And I’m sure it frustrated Jim Johnson also.”
Later on in the interview Trotter did say Reid was a solid coach and gave him a 7.5 to 8 grade on a scale 1-10. However, comments like these speak volumes and will influence many peoples’ minds about the suspicions they already had about Andy Reid’s coaching skills.