Kansas City Chiefs News: Trading For Nick Foles Might Be Smartest Way For Andy Reid To Quickly Rebuild The Chiefs
New Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid could trade for his former Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback, Nick Foles. Both USA Today and NFL.com report that the Chiefs would interested if the Eagles opt to deal Foles.
The trade could be the smartest way for Reid to quickly rebuild the Chiefs. The franchise that went 2-14 in 2012, has many areas in need of repair. There are major issues along the offensive line and at wide receiver.
The defense is also soft against the run and the young secondary has taken several steps back since 2010. Fixing the quarterback position should be Reid's first job, but that shouldn't force him into using the first pick in the 2013 NFL draft on Geno Smith.
Neither Smith or his closest competitor, Ryan Nassib, are standout, first overall selections. Trading for Foles would free the Chiefs to use the draft's prime pick to strengthen along the trenches.
San Diego Chargers News: Former Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy Will Revitalise Philip Rivers As New Chargers Head Coach
Former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy will revitalise San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. NFL.com's Marc Sessler reports that the Chargers are on the verge of naming McCoy to succeed the fired Norv Turner as head coach.
It is a move that reaffirms the Chargers commitment to winning with Rivers. Trying to revitalise their franchise quarterback will be easier with McCoy in charge. The Chargers have hired a coach responsible for winning with two quarterbacks who are polar opposites.
McCoy's offensive acumen helped guide the Broncos to consecutive AFC West titles, first with Tim Tebow at the helm, then with Peyton Manning. That required two completely different offensive schemes.
With Tebow, it was a run-heavy, option-read system. McCoy had to consistently create ways to manufacture big gains on the ground and through the air, via misdirection and deception. Given how Tebow's career has plummeted since he left Denver, the job McCoy did with him in 2011, looks even more impressive.
The Denver Broncos have won 11 straight games. The Ravens are coming off an inspired playoff win at home, but enter the game as big underdogs. Do they have a chance to win this game? Can they cover the point spread? Let's take a closer look at this Saturday match-up.
Prior to the Wild Card round, Vegas put up a theoretical point spread for every potential Divisional Round match-up. For the Ravens/Broncos, they put up a line of -7. At that number I would have made Denver an official pick this week, but when things re-opened for betting on Sunday night the Broncos were listed at -9.5 (odds from SBRforum). That's not a number I want to get involved with, but it's also not inflated enough to come in on the underdog either. The true point spread for this game should be Broncos -7.5.
Do the Ravens Have a Chance?
In a word, no.
NFL.com's Kevin Patra has reported that former Philadelphia Eagles boss Andy Reid could be close to becoming the new head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Apparently, Reid enjoyed a productive, nine-hour interview regarding the Chiefs vacancy. Reid is a sought-after prospect on the coaching market, despite ending his tenure in Philadelphia with two disastrous seasons.
Overloaded with high-priced, underperforming stars, Reid's Eagles won just 12 games in the last two years. This season they finished 4-12, Reid's worst ever finish as a head coach.
It marked a sad ending to an otherwise distinguished coaching reign. Reid guided the Eagles to 10 playoff wins, five NFC Championship games and one Super Bowl berth.
His ability to rebuild a losing team into a consistent contender, should appeal to the Chiefs. The franchise has suffered three losing seasons out of the last four.
The Chiefs went into Sunday’s home game against the Carolina Panthers with a grim weight to carry. It was only the day before that linebacker Jovan Belcher had shot and killed his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, before traveling to the Chiefs practice facility, thanking head coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli for their help and faith in him… and then turning the gun on himself.
The murder happened in the presence of Perkins’ own mother, and the suicide happened in the presence of Crennel and Pioli.