Former Eagle Jeremiah Trotter rips Andy Reid's coaching abilities
On Thursday, as part of Mike Missanelli's Football Roundtable on 97.5 The Fanatic, former Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter called out ex-coach Andy Reid over his in-game coaching abilities, saying that he was often out-coached in big games.
On Thursday, as part of Mike Missanelli’s Football Roundtable on 97.5 The Fanatic, former Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter called out ex-coach Andy Reid over his in-game coaching abilities, saying that he was often out-coached in big games.
"If it came down to both teams were even, talent-wise, I think the opponent's team would win if it came down to coaching," Trotter told Missanelli and ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.
"Andy Reid got out-coached in a lot of games, man, a lot of big games," Trotter continued. "Time outs, running the football, you know."
His play-calling decisions also affected the psyche of the defensive players and coaches, according to Trotter.
On the whole, was Andy Reid a plus or a minus for the Birds?
|He was a plus -- Nine playoffs are nothing to sneeze at.|
|| 8414 (63.4%)
|He was a minus – Zero parades. ‘Nuff said.|
|| 1754 (13.2%)
|I’m conflicted -- Wish he’d actually done a better job.|
|| 3108 (23.4%)
Total votes = 13277
"As a defense, we understood we passed the ball too much. You know, there's times we're sitting over there like, 'Man, listen. Just get us a couple of first downs so we can get a break.' And I'm sure it frustrated Jim Johnson also."
Trotter spent a total of eight seasons with the Eagles (1998-2001; 2004-2006; 2009), seven of them under Reid, including all four of his Pro-Bowl seasons and both of his All-Pro years.
Trotter also spent time with the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so he understands the landscape of the NFL.
So how does the 11-year-vet-turned-radio-host rate Reid as head coach?
"On a scale of one to 10, 10 being great, I give [Reid] a seven and a half or eight as a coach."
Who would be a 10? According to Trotter, that's Patriot's coach Bill Belicheck.