Andy Reid could have had any open head coaching job in the National Football League this offseason but decided on the first one he interviewed for and is now the new coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. Reid is going to get complete control in Kansas City which I’m sure was quite appealing to him. The question in my mind is how much better can this team get with Reid at the helm?
Reid’s coaching went downhill during his final years with the Philadelphia Eagles and hopefully his message will be better-received in a new location in Kansas City. The odd thing is that Reid is the third Eagles’ coach to coach in Kansas City as well along with Dick Vermeil and Herman Edwards. Kansas City has a solid running game with Jamaal Charles but I think Charles is going to find himself more in the passing game next season than he has been lately. It could be a season where Charles only rushes for around 1,100 yards.
A big factor, I’m sure, for Reid to go to Kansas City as well was having the No. 1 pick in the April draft. The Chiefs could go in many different directions with that pick like quarterback or offensive line but it is now up to Reid where he wants to take that pick. The AFC West isn’t a very hard division right now as well outside of the Denver Broncos so maybe if Reid can get a solid pick at No. 1, the Chiefs could be closer to the .500 mark in 2013. Reid will make a difference but I don’t think he is a championship addition.
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