The Kansas City Chiefs are making moves quickly. The team recently hired longtime Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid. Coach Reid looks to give a new spark for Kansas City fans for next season. Now Reid is interviewing long time friend Brad Childress.
Andy Reid and Brad Childress have long history with each other. Brad Childress was the quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia alongside Reid from 1999 to 2002. He worked with emerging star quarterback Donovan Mcnabb. Midway through the 2002 season, Childress took over the reigns of full time offensive coordinator with Reid running the show. The two worked successful together through the 2005 season. Reid and Childress made it to four conference championship games and made it to a Super Bowl.
Reid’s offense has always been criticized for not running enough. Could this be the year it changes? With pro bowl running Jamaal Charles on the roster, Reid needs to alter his offensive philosophy. There’s no way you can have Jamaal Charles (the best deep threat running back in football), with limited carries the way Lesean Mccoy had it. So why would it change now? Even when Childress was in Philadelphia it was still a pass heavy oriented offense. Both Reid and Childress had Brett Bavre on their team at one point in their football careers. It’s time for them to leave all that in the past.
Here’s why it can change. Childress was not the play caller for the Eagles, that was Reid. Since departing the Eagles, Childress has been the coach of a team with Adrian Peterson at the helm. Childress is used to a “run first” offense the last six years. Could he bring that philosophy to Reid? Absolutely he could. Childress spent this previous 2012 NFL season with the Cleveland Browns. Again a “run first” offense.
The Kansas City Chiefs look to improve upon their disappointing 2-14 season starting with the NFL draft in April. It’s still unknown what the Chiefs will do with their number one overall pick. Interestingly enough, this will be the first time in franchise history the Chiefs have the number one overall pick in the NFL draft era.