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Friday, August 7, 2009
Is Reid one of NFL's worst game managers?

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Longtime Beast reader Paul Kuharsky of AFC South blogging fame forwarded me an interesting list from the National Football Post. Former scout Michael Lombardi came up with what he thinks are the five worst game managers in the league -- and you'll never guess who's on there. 

That's right, Eagles coach Andy Reid checks in at No. 4 on the list, just ahead of Saints coach Sean Payton. So why did Reid end up on the list? Here's Lombardi's explanation:

"I can't understand how a coach as smart as Reid, who has won as many games as he has in Philadelphia (107, including playoffs) can manage games with such a carefree attitude," writes Lombardi of Reid. "His overtime tie in Cincinnati is legendary in terms of game management. He often had Jim Johnson to bail him out, but now, unfortunately Jim isn't there, so this might be worth watching."

Eagles fans, would you agree with this assessment of Reid's game management skills? By the way, Marvin Lewis has the dubious distinction of being voted the worst game manager in the league.