Friday, 04 January 2013 18:39

AFC Worst: With Reid KC is signing up for continued mediocrity

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(photo SBNation / Arrowhead Pride)

Romeo's out. Scott Pioli, the Belichick disciple, is out, too. The Kansas City Chiefs are prepared to enter into a new era of futility, lead by deposed Eagles head coach and noted fatty Andy Reid.

Reid, who's gaffes seem to have outnumbered his successes over the past several seasons, will be handed the keys to the once-proud Chiefs franchise. He will be among the league's head coaches tasked with not only play calling but with personnel matters as well. He will name a General Manager to work with him - and that person will almost certainly be powerless.

Only a few days ago it was believed that the walrus-like Reid was bound for Arizona to lead the Cardinals. Perhaps it was Phoenix's stifling heat or maybe he just likes Gates BBQ, but Reid has opted to instead captain the Chiefs when it was widely believed that he was only using them for leverage.

This is not going to work.

Andy Reid is not the coach that he once was. Had he taken a year off to rest and to study the game the way Mike Shanahan did before he joined the Redskins I could see him finding success. But his jumping right back into the fray is a mistake - one that will cost the Chiefs three seasons of possible progress. It's tough not to feel for their fans. While the fact that Reid will cripple a division rival of the Broncos for the foreseeable future is certainly a positive for Denver, it's regrettable to see one of the NFL's greatest fan bases exposed to this.

The Chiefs will continue to struggle under Reid. Rather than restoring that legendary Arrowhead Pride, he will flounder for three seasons (out of the five that he will be paid for) before being fired. The Chiefs will not be a factor in the West until long after he's gone - 2016 or 2017 at the very soonest. They're entering into Cleveland Browns territory - the realm of a cute also-ran that will be a fun pre-season pick that fails every year to materialize.

 

 

 

 

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