It is only the matter of a few more days before the expected firing of head coach Andy Reid from the Philadelphia Eagles. Reid is currently the longest tenured head coach in the NFL, a streak which will end in about 72 hours or so. Reid will land a job with any team he wants after his release. He’s a good coach but a change is needed in Philadelphia where the organization needs a fresh start. Could Andy Reid wind up coaching the Arizona Cardinals in 2013?
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is likely to be fired at the end of the season. After starting the season 4-0, the Cardinals dropped nine straight games and 10 of their last 11. The team is in complete disarray. The offensive line is horrible, there is no running game and most importantly, Arizona lacks a starting quarterback. Enter Andy Reid.
Reid is known for developing quarterbacks. One of his former projects happens to be on the current roster, Kevin Kolb. Could the addition of Andy Reid salvage Kolb’s career in Arizona? Reid would install an offense with terminology that Kolb would grasp immediately. With some help on the offensive line, Reid could turn around the Cardinals offense.
Arizona needs help right now. Reid is an established head coach that could get the program headed in the right direction. Can Arizona really afford to roll the dice by hiring a coaching coordinator with no experience and hope they make the right decision? The Cardinals are in a division with three other teams with very solid programs. San Francisco and Seattle look to be strong teams for years to come while the Rams are showing vast improvement in the first year under Jeff Fisher. A failed coaching decision could cement the Cardinals in the basement of the NFC West for several years to come.
Reid, despite his recent problems in Philadelphia, brings a solid coaching resume to the desert and would be a solid addition to improve the floundering Cardinals offense.