With Andy Reid officially the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, one former Eagle has taken exception and publicly criticized Reid’a coaching abilities.
The former Philadelphia Eagle in question is retired linebacker Jeremiah Trotter. Trotter played for seven years under Reid.
During a round table discussion about Andy Reid for 97.5 FM Trotter let his feelings known:
“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.”
He went on to say:
“Andy Reid got out-coached in a lot of games, man, a lot of big games. Time outs, running the football, you know.”
However, Trotter then decided to rate coach Reid on his abilities from a 1-10. After all the tough talk he says:
“On a scale of one to 10, 10 being great. I give (Reid) a seven-and-a-half or eight as a coach.”
Trotter may have decided to back-track a little after remembering all four of his pro bowl seasons came while he played under Andy Reid. He was also a member of the 2004 Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl team. That team would lose to the New England Patriots 24-21 and would also be the only Super Bowl appearance during Andy Reid’s tenure.
Jeremiah Trotter also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins during his eleven years in the NFL. He currently hosts his own sports talk radio show.
Here’s Trotter discussing his comments about Reid on ESPN’s SportsCenter:
What do you think, is Jeremiah Trotter making any good points about Andy Reid and his head coaching abilities?