Posted January 03, 2013

Andy Reid reportedly leaning toward Chiefs over Cardinals

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The Chiefs are reportedly the frontrunners to land Andy Reid. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Chiefs are reportedly the frontrunners to land Andy Reid. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly close to making Andy Reid their next head coach. The major issues that once existed between the two sides have been discussed and agreed upon, according to a report Thursday morning from Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN.

Reid, who had become the longest tenured coach in the NFL during his 14 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, was scheduled to meet the Arizona Cardinals today. Despite reports that the Cardinals were close to a deal, it now appears that the Chiefs are the frontrunners.

Officials from the Chiefs and Reid spent Wednesday at a private airport in the Philadelphia area discussing the terms of Reid’s potential deal. According to the report, the Chiefs are willing to give him more control in shaping the team and its personnel than what the Cardinals are expected to offer him. He was supposed to fly to Arizona after the meeting to meet with Cardinals officials on Thursday, but according to Schefter, Reid did not get on the flight.

Team officials can interview coaches of playoffs teams but offers or even contract negotiations must wait until those playoffs teams have been eliminated.


15 comments
the.jasonstout
the.jasonstout like.author.displayName 1 Like

Didn't it just get reported yesterday that Reid and the Cardinals were a done deal?  Whatever.  Coaching carousel goes round and round...

 

...side note:  Cleveland media spreading the word that if Reid takes the job in Kansas City, he'll bring in former Browns' coaches Pat Shurmur and OC Brad Childress and will push for the hire of Tom Heckert as Pioli's replacement.  I'm actually ok with Heckert and think he drafted pretty well for the Browns, but Shurmur and Childress calling plays for the Chiefs is a sad day for Kansas City.

Selanne
Selanne

 @the.jasonstout I agree with you about Childress. G-d help the Chiefs if he brings his "kickass" offense to the team.

m.guszak
m.guszak

Reid is spent. Would rather have Lovie Smith any day of the week,

JackWilliams
JackWilliams

I can't see Reid going with KC as long as Pioli is still there. Too much drama in the FO. Reid is probably playing the Cards with a competing offer from KC. The AFC West is certainly weaker than the NFC West will be for the forseeable future - only the Broncos are a threat. Seattle, 9ers, and Rams will be strong competition in the NFC West for the next decade.

WilyCoyoteSuperGenius
WilyCoyoteSuperGenius

Another example of why the Chiefs are a hapless organization. Yeah, give him personnel control because he demonstrated such a keen eye for talent with the Eagles.

ChickenWolf
ChickenWolf

 @WilyCoyoteSuperGenius He did demonstrate a keen eye for talent with the eagles...but you probably just looked at the win-loss record of the eagles this year and decided he doesn't. Please watch football

marker264109
marker264109

I don't know.   Reid knew what his son was doing, did nothing about it.  His son dies from a heroin overdose. Now, it's obvious he didn't force his son to do these things, but, how much more control will he have over NFL players in KC if he can't keep better 'tabs' on his own immediate family.  I just don't know, but something just doesn't seem right about Reid.

ChickenWolf
ChickenWolf

 @marker264109 i have a close family member who is a drug addict. Its not his dads fault and no matter what any of us do he is unable to stop. To say that it is Reid fault his son died of an overdose is disgusting. You should be ashamed of yourself for making such an insensitive and idiotic comment. by your comment im guessing your parents did a bad job raising you and therefore they must be bad at any job in which they have a leadership position. See the problem? You dont know Reid or his family so dont pretend like you do. 

marker264109
marker264109

"To say that it is Reid fault his son died of an overdose is disgusting".

 

I agree.  And, I have a question....who said that ?  Read more carefully, bubba, and really sorry about your close family member who is a drug addict. 

ChickenWolf
ChickenWolf

 @marker264109 Your comments implied that Reid's negligence as a father aided in his son's addiction. That addiction eventually lead to his son dying. So essentially your saying that Reid could have prevented his sons death and didnt. "Reid knew what his son was doing, did nothing about it.  His son dies from a heroin overdose." - I guess you talked to the Ried family and they told you Andy did nothing about his sons addiction? The son had actually been to rehab multiple times. Andy Reid even took a 39-day leave of absence from the Eagles at one point and accompanied his son to drug rehab.

cajr
cajr like.author.displayName 1 Like

 @marker264109

 oh yes reid should have more control over 30 something grown men. i have a 19 year old son and its tough trying to keep him on the straight and narrow. especially if you work a full time job and can't always be there for them. reid knew im sure but tried to have his son lead a normal life, have a job to keep him close. drugs kill people because they are addicted regardless of the reason. having an older child now i see you can beg, threaten, bribe and do whatever you can to straighten them out but you can't force them and you can't beat it out of them. they have to want to change and thats the hardest part. give the guy a break. imagine how he feels. tried to help his son but im sure he thinks he failed. maybe coaching is the only thing holding him together.

JackWilliams
JackWilliams like.author.displayName 1 Like

 @marker264109

 Garrett Reid was in Eagles camp assisting the strenth and conditioning coach at the time of his death. Steroids were found in his room. This is wrong on so many levels, especially since his younger son Britt was also busted for guns and drugs previously. Reid seems to have awareness issues both as a father and a head coach.