Coaching Buzz: Reid Visiting With KC; Koetter Staying Put

Multiple reports Tuesday suggested that it was a near certainty that Andy Reid would end up in Arizona. Now Kansas City appears in play.

According to Chris Mortensen, Reid will sit down with the Chiefs brass Wednesday before flying out to the desert to meet with the Cardinals. More on the potential Chiefs/Reid marriage from PFT.

The Chiefs still haven’t decided what they’ll do with General Manager Scott Pioli. Reid has no history with Pioli, but Pioli does have a history working as a personnel man for a coach who enjoyed a similar level of control to what Reid had in Philadelphia. In New England, Pioli concentrated on a smaller portfolio while Bill Belichick ran the lion’s share of the football operations.

Speaking of Belichick, David Jones of the Harrisburg Patriot News says that the Patriots’ head coach does not think fondly of Howie Roseman, which could hurt the Eagles’ chances of landing Bill O’Brien.

I’ve been told that the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals plan to interview him and that the Eagles’ owner Jeffrey Lurie is in particular very intrigued.

A potential sticking point for O’Brien regarding the Eagles job could be their new general manager Howie Roseman. The club’s 37-year-old salary cap guru is known to be held in low regard by O’Brien’s mentor, Patriots coach Bill Belichick, and by another strong O’Brien contact, former Broncos head coach and Patriots assistant Josh McDaniels.

O’Brien served as an assistant coach in New England from 2007-11 before taking the Penn State job.

Finally, it looks like you can scratch Dirk Koetter off the list of potential head coaching candidates.


The Eagles are slated to interview Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and  special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong . They were supposed to meet with Koetter as well.

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  • http://twitter.com/joecmurphy Joe Murphy

    If O’Brien lets Hoodie and mini-hoodie affect his decision that much, it would lower my esteem for him (Bobrien) anyway.

  • JofreyRice

    Like Arizona, this is another great shore for Reid to beach himself on. The Chiefs have a better roster than the Eagles, and just need a QB, what Reid is touted for. They’ve got a solid corps of vets and talented players on defense, a good OL, an electric playmaker at RB, and a decent receiving corps–provided they re-sign Bowe. Kansas City fans might have an extra week or two of football in their future sometime soon if Big Red ends up in Red.

  • Andy

    Belichick probably hates Howie because he always gets to draft higher and steals the Pats’ trade-down partner and because he’s always swiping players off the Pats’ practice squad.

  • Joe D

    I still don’t know how Reid is known for grooming QBs. McNabb was the #2 overall pick. Not a lot of people would have missed on that. He was an extraordinary talent and one that he really didn’t even cater towards for the simple fact that he tried to put him in an offense in which his skill set really wasn’t ever suited for. Please tell me what other QBs he elevated to a higher level?

    • FMWarner

      Feeley, Kolb and various Detmers all played better for Reid than they did for anyone else. Even Reid’s biggest detractors concede that he was good with QBs.

    • atlvickfan

      He did a pretty good job with Vick.

  • morgan c

    Tim or Sheil, could you guys please try to follow up on the “BB hates HR” thing? This is news to me, and I’m not even sure where it would come from… I’m surprised BB has even heard of our 37 year old stuffed-shirt “GM.”

    • theycallmerob

      “The club’s 37-year-old salary cap guru is known to be held in low regard by O’Brien’s mentor, Patriots coach Bill Belichick”

      Yes, PLEASE elaborate! This is pulitzer-quality stuff, guys.
      That might be my favorite football-related quote of this year.

  • Mike

    I find the Belichik-Howie item interesting too, but more in a gossipy way. Sort of a look behind the NFL curtain. One other angle, didn’t the Eagles have a run of 6-7 years of switching picks with Pats on draft day? Am I remembering right that it ended last year? Could be nothing, or could be further confirmation Belichik doesn’t like Howie and that Howie had more control of 2012 draft? I could be stretching for that….

  • thefadd

    Howie is not a “football guy” and was beloved by the Jets staff who coveted him. The enmity toward him around the league has been rather obvious for some time now. Still if there’s juicy details we want them!

  • Wilbert M.

    Just like everyone else, I’d like to hear more about the Belechick / Roseman bromance. I doubt anyone cares what McDaniels thinks. Pretty much everyone in the NFL except BB seems to dislike him.