As we wait to hear final word on the negotiations between Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs, one of the coach’s former players made his feelings plenty clear.
“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,” former linebacker Jeremiah Trotter said in a roundtable discussion on 97.5 The Fan.
“Andy Reid got out-coached in a lot of games, man, a lot of big games,” Trotter continued. “Time outs, running the football, you know.”
Trotter said he wasn’t alone in his frustration.
“As a defense, we understood we passed the ball too much. 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 [defensive coordinator] Jim Johnson also.”
With comments like that, how do you think Trotter would rate Reid as a coach on the scale of one to 10? Most likely a four or five, right? Not quite.
“I give [Reid] a seven and a half or eight as a coach.”
Former players having a bone to pick with a coach isn’t a big deal, but it should be a positive sign that Trotter still rates Reid so favorably.