Andy Reid has a way about him, he really does. With people and players.
I was watching something on the NFL Network on the top-10 coaches to not win a Super Bowl and Reid was at No.7.
One person said that if Philly were to let Reid go another team would hire him the next day, the Chiefs wasted no time in bringing Andy Reid to Kansas City. Clark Hunt along with several staff boarded a plane and talked to Reid for hours to convince him that he needed to look no further than the Chiefs.
It worked, Clark Hunt got his coach. In return Reid is bringing players to Kansas City.
Alex Smith used Reid as a big reason for wanting to play in KC, free agents DE Mike DeVito and TE Anthony Fasano said the same things. Dwayne Bowe believes in Reid. Dunta Robinson told the media that talking to Reid isn't like talking to a football coach, but Reid talked to him like a man.
It was personal Robinson said.
"I sat down and the conversations he and I had were very personal, he wasn't talking to me like a football coach, but talking to me man-to-man," said Dunta Robinson on the Chiefs first official day of the 2013 offseason. "When you can come in and develop those kind of relationships you understand, it makes you say this is the kind of guy I want to play for this is the kind of guy I want to go to war for. I talked to some of the guys that he coached in Philadelphia in the past years and they didn't have anything negative to say about him. That's kind of rare this day and age and in this league. With all that being said and understanding his passion to win that helped me make the decision to come here."
I've noticed Reid when handling the media isn't intimidated, he's in control. I think Reid is like that in everything he does, but he'll give you a wink before he manages the situation... like trust me, I got this.
To finish the special on NFL Network and before moving on to No.6 on their list of coaches, the last guy said that eventually Reid will win one. My hope is that's with Kansas City... because eventually you'd think KC would win another Super Bowl too.
Good day, Chief fans!