Thursday, November 29, 2007
Andy Reid is in trouble in Philly. The buzz seems to be that he is done after this year. We all know Holmgren is not long for this job, and have always assumed Jim Mora Jr. or some other current assistant would take over.
Let me ask you though, is there any coach more likely to maintain continuity with Holmgren's style and philosophy than Andy Reid? Wouldn't he be a great bridge from Holmgren to the future?
I have never been a Holmgren hater. I question some decisions he makes, but he took one of the worst franchises in the NFL and took them to the Super Bowl...twice. The guy knows what he's doing.
The last thing I'd want to see is Hasselbeck have to adjust to a new offensive philosophy and all the turbulence that goes along with that. Gil Haskell or Jim Zorn could obviously continue to run things as is, but who neither would offer the same level of leadership, continuity and track record as Reid.
My second choice would not be Mora Jr either. I think my second choice would probably be Zorn.
In the end, the most important criteria for the new coach is that they don't waste Matt's golden years. He is not a phenomenally gifted athlete that can just excel in any system. He is very much a cerebral QB who grew up in this system and depends a ton on knowing his checks and his progressions. Zorn's got his trust. I think Reid does as well from when he was Matt's QB coach in Green Bay.
Something to ponder...