Friday, January 4, 2013
What will Reid's staff look like?
By Bill Williamson
It will be interesting to see who Andy Reid adds to his coaching staff.
Among the names who may be candidates to be his offensive coordinator is former Cleveland head coach Pat Shurmur. He was on Reid’s Eagles’ staff from 1999-2008. There has been talk that perhaps the former Eagles’ offensive coordinator and former Minnesota head coach Brad Childress could be on his staff.
There have reports that former Philadelphia offensive line coach and former defensive coordinator Juan Castillo could be his offensive line coach. Castillo was fired during the 2012 season. He is a close friend of Reid’s and he is considered a much better offensive line coach than a defensive coach.
A key will be who Reid’s defensive coordinator will be. After the death of the highly successful Jim Johnson, Reid’s defenses have struggled. The Chiefs’ defense has talent, so Reid could be able to attracts some good defensive coordinators.
He needs to keep an open mind and get the best possible coach, regardless if the Chiefs stay in a 3-4 defense or become a 4-3 defense. Among the names that have popped up is Monte Kiffin, who wants to come back to the NFL after being on the USC staff where his son, Lane Kiffin, is coach.