ESPN AFC West blogger Bill Williamson has lobbed the first arrows into the hearts of Philadelphia Eagles fans. Those would be arrows of the cupid variety, as Philadelphians would love his proposal for beleaguered coach Andy Reid more than their closest loved ones.
Williamson wrote this morning:
"I think he would be a fit in San Diego if general manager A.J. Smith stays or if he is let go. Reid has worked with general managers in Philadelphia and he doesn't seem like he'd have a problem having a football boss. He'd be a good fit with quarterback Philip Rivers, and I think he could do nice things with the Chargers' offense. Reid, 53, is one of the more respected coaches in the NFL, thus, he'd likely be able to attract a strong coaching staff. Reid is from Los Angeles and would likely love to go to San Diego."
In all likelihood Reid would be a perfect fit. Especially for fans that long for the days of the "Air Coryell" offense. The Andy Reid incarnation would pile up bushels of passing yards, make the playoffs, and fail to win Super Bowls. It would almost be as if Dan Fouts himself was out of retirement.
Eagles fans would be thrilled to see Reid end up on the west coast, and then be hoping Jeffrey Lurie and Joe Banner hire an east coast-friendly coach. Also, in San Diego, Reid could never come back to haunt Philadelphia, as he would never make it past the conference championship game.
Andy Reid in San Diego with Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates and Vincent Jackson. It sounds like a good fit for all. How would fans in these cities feel if this dream came true?