Bill Belichick has coached in nine Super Bowls. The majority of NFL staff, players, and coaches never make it to a single one. It is widely believed that Belichick is the greatest NFL coach in history. There could be a challenger on his heels, though.
Andy Reid has turned the Kansas City Chiefs into a true powerhouse. Patrick Mahomes has revolutionized the way the quarterback position is played. The Chiefs trounced the Pittsburgh Steelers in their first playoff game. They could be the next Tom Brady – Bill Belichick combination.
Reid is still far away from surpassing Bill Belichick as the GOAT. That doesn’t mean it can’t happen. In the post-Brady era, the New England Patriots coach has actually been outperformed by the Kansas City leader. Colin Cowherd recently made the case for Andy Reid to eventually be considered the top dog.
“I was thinking about Andy Reid this morning, and Andy Reid grew up in an NFL where the mantra was — defense wins championships. Offense was sort of an eye-roll, finesse, pretty. You gotta play defense to win the big games! You ask Jimmy Johnson, the Vince Lombardis, right?
Steel Curtain is what we grew up with. Nasty [Oakland] Raiders [is] what we grew up with. The [Baltimore] Ravens and Ray Lewis. Andy Reid — the rules never benefited him. And during that time, Bill Belichick, a defensive genius, rose to prominence — Tom Brady certainly helped. But then about five years ago, the NFL pivoted.
All the rules now benefit offense and in the last three years, Andy Reid is 38-11, 6-1 in the playoffs, two Super Bowls and favored to be in a third. And Bill Belichick in the last three years is 29-20, 0-2 in the playoffs, and just had a quarterback humiliate him with seven straight touchdown drives.”
Andy Reid will have to start stacking up Super Bowl wins to be in the same conversation as Bill Belichick. The Patriots were embarrased by the Buffalo Bills in this year’s first round. The Chiefs have all the pieces in place to become a dynasty. Colin Cowherd thinks a changing NFL might shift perceptions about the Kansas City head coach.
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