September 20, 2013 |
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nobody is identified with Kansas City football or bleeds Chiefs red more than Len Dawson. The Hall of Fame quarterback played 13 seasons with the Chiefs until the age of 40. Now 78, he is still the radio color analyst for the Chiefs and also does some local TV work. And Dawson, like so many around the Kansas City area, is enjoying the early success of a Chiefs team that is 2-0 after a 2-14 season. The Chiefs look to surpass last season's win total with Thursday's highly anticipated matchup at Lincoln Financial Field with the Eagles.
January 9, 2013 |
THE EAGLES finally received permission to talk to Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden on Monday, something that didn't really inspire Eagles fans who watched the Bengals' 19-13 loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday with an eye on Gruden. Gruden, 45, was a sought-after head-coaching candidate a year ago, after his first year in Cincinnati, but signed an extension with the Bengals. This year, his name again is hot, with the Cardinals also expressing interest. Maybe teams feel there is only so much a guy can do with Andy Dalton.
January 8, 2013 |
What now? After channeling their energy into recruiting one of the bright minds from the college game and ultimately missing out, the Eagles are on to what can only be described as Plan B. There are still a number of attractive candidates for the Eagles to pursue as their next head coach, and in the end, the Eagles will probably claim that they got their man. But it will be difficult for them to deny that Chip Kelly and Bill O'Brien were their...
January 6, 2013 |
Clearly, the Kansas City Chiefs have not paid attention to the fine details of Andy Reid's tenure as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Otherwise, there is no way they would have let general manager Scott Pioli walk out the door moments before Reid walked in as the new head coach on Friday. I'm not saying Reid was a bad hire. Despite the way things ended, his resumé over 14 years as the Eagles coach is impressive. He didn't win a Super Bowl, but he won more games than any coach in Eagles history, made the playoffs nine times, reached five NFC Championship Games and made it to a Super Bowl.
January 5, 2013 |
All signs point to Kansas City as Andy Reid's next stop. The ex-Eagles coach reportedly was "on the verge" of signing a deal with the Chiefs after meeting with the Kansas City brass for nine hours Wednesday in Philadelphia. "The major issues have been discussed and agreed upon," a source told ESPN. Some reports said that Reid still planned to interview with the Arizona Cardinals and San Diego Chargers, but neither team has confirmed such a meeting. Arizona president Michael Bidwill had said that the Cardinals would interview Reid, but those plans appear to have been put off for now. The Cardinals already interviewed Ray Horton, their defensive coordinator, and reportedly have scheduled an interview with Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
January 1, 2013 |
Quite a day for NFL sacks. Seven coaches and five general managers were fired Monday in a flurry of pink slips that were delivered the day after the regular season ended. There could be more, but so far the sent-packing scorecard looks like this: Lovie Smith in Chicago and Ken Whisenhunt in Arizona, coaches who took teams to the Super Bowl; Norv Turner in San Diego; Pat Shurmur in Cleveland; Romeo Crennel in Kansas City; Chan Gailey in Buffalo; and, of course, Andy Reid with the Eagles.
November 14, 2012
This is a post from Les Bowen on the Daily News' Eagles blog, Eagletarian. LIKE EVERYBODY else, I'm trying to think about what the Eagles might do when this disappointing season ends and Andy Reid's 14-year coaching tenure presumably ends. I'll be really surprised if the choice is some guy who won a Super Bowl elsewhere - Jon Gruden, Brian Billick, even Bill Cowher, who tends to be more highly regarded than Gruden or Billick in NFL circles. A couple of reasons there: 1. Jeffrey Lurie and Howie Roseman think of themselves as bold, innovative people; they are unlikely to settle for trying to recreate what someone did somewhere else, and more important, 2. IT NEVER WORKS.
November 11, 2012 |
Fourteen years ago, the Eagles were 1-7, all but lifeless and with a lame-duck coach in Ray Rhodes. The drumbeat for who would be the team's next leader didn't really start until late December. Andy Reid's name wasn't mentioned until a week before he was hired on Jan. 11, 1999. But that was then, and this is now, with Reid just a couple of more losses from not returning, and fatigued fans already thinking about his successor. So here's a look at some of the candidates to replace Reid - should he go - with the understanding that we're still some distance from a new regime.
November 6, 2012 |
THE KANSAS CITY Chiefs made another round of sweeping changes Monday in an attempt to lift themselves out of a seasonlong funk. Coach Romeo Crennel sacked himself as defensive coordinator, and plans to spend more time with the team's inept offense, while cornerback Stanford Routt was waived and defensive tackle Shaun Smith was signed. Crennel had been juggling head coaching and coordinator duties since taking over on an interim basis when Todd Haley was fired in December. Gary Gibbs will take over as defensive coordinator.
November 6, 2012
For seven weeks, Eli Manning's Giants had one of the most lethal offensive units in the NFL. But for the second straight week, one of the most clutch quarterbacks in the game looked more like a mere mortal. In a 24-20 loss Sunday to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Manning completed just 10 passes in 24 attempts for 125 yards and one interception, and nearly threw another to cornerback Ike Taylor that he dropped in the end zone. After completing just 15 of 29 for 192 yards against the Cowboys the week before, and failing to throw a touchdown pass in either game, it's safe to say that the Giants quarterback is causing an unusual amount of concern.