Andy Reid is beloved by his players, but that doesn’t mean some of them didn’t observe some of the coach’s shortcomings. On 97.5 The Fanatic on Thursday, former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter didn’t hold back on his opinions on Reid.
“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.
Andy Reid got out-coached in a lot of games, man, a lot of big game.Time outs, running the football, you know.”
Yes, we know all too well.
Trot indicated that fans weren’t the only ones who got heartburn from Reid’s play-calling–it affected the team’s defense as well.
“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 Jim Johnson also.”
Trotter’s comments make you wonder how many others who played under Reid–past and present–feel the same way.
Lest you think that Trotter was simply out to trash the former Eagles head coach, he revealed later in the segment that that was not the case. When asked how he would rate Reid overall, Trotter was more than fair.
“On a scale of one to 10, 10 being great, I give [Reid] a seven and a half or eight as a coach.”
As a point of comparison, Trotter said that Bill Belichick is the only coach presently in the NFL to whom he would give a perfect 10.
How would you rate Reid’s tenure in Philadelphia?