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Reid would welcome Chilly back 'with open arms'

Posted on: December 22, 2010 6:47 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Brad Childress hasn't been particularly visible ever since he was fired by the Minnesota Vikings four weeks ago, and there hasn't been a whole lot of speculation about his future job opportunities.

But one former employer of his, Andy Reid, said he'd welcome his old offensive coordinator back with "open arms."

"He needed to get away from the situation and he did. Brad knows that anytime Brad wants to come back here, I'm here with open arms," Reid said via Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500. "I think Brad Childress should be given another opportunity as a head football coach. He does a heck of a job."

Childress served on Reid's staff in Philadelphia from 1999 through 2005 and was the offensive coordinator for Reid from 2002-2005.

In that time, the Eagles offense ranked 4th, 11th, 8th and 18th in total points scored, top 10 in either rushing or passing offense at least once in each of those four years and finished first in the division four straight years.

Of course, anything relating to the Eagles offense has to be taken with a grain of salt because of the hands-on approach that Reid takes, but there's no question that Childress had success as the offensive coordinator in Philadelphia. It's why the team ended up in the NFC Championship three straight seasons with Childress as OC and why he ended up with the opportunity to coach the Vikings in 2006.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:12 pm
 

Reid would welcome Chilly back 'with open arms'

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Mar 11, 2011
Posted on: March 25, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Reid would welcome Chilly back 'with open arms'

I've never heard of anyone refer to Chilly as "friendly" I hear stories all the time about how if there was a disagreement Chilly would get volatile and stop listening to anyone else declaring his desicion is final. Why do you think Rosenfels got traded instead of Tarvaris? Why do you think no one in the locker room respected him?
There's a reason Zygi got rid of the "final say" on the 53 man roster for the new coach. Chilly abused it.



Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2010 9:36 am
 

Reid would welcome Chilly back 'with open arms'

Perhaps Andy is thinking that Marty M. is in line for a head coaching job and paving the way for Childress' return.



Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2010 3:50 am
 

Reid would welcome Chilly back 'with open arms'

Doesn't really matter who the OC is under Reid. Andy will always end up calling all of the plays and act as the offensive coordinator while letting McDermott and April run the rest of the team.



Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: December 22, 2010 9:03 pm
 

Reid would welcome Chilly back 'with open arms'

Take him, please...and in the words of my 2nd Grader, "no backs."



Since: Dec 22, 2010
Posted on: December 22, 2010 9:03 pm
 

Reid would welcome Chilly back 'with open arms'

Chilly is a good offensive coach. Mornhinweg before he was a head coach was considered one of the top offensive coaches in the game.  Marty stays OC just as Brad did when Marty came on board.  I think there is a better shot of Childress going to St Louis to work with Spags.  I think it may be a while before childress gets another HC shot unless he can show improvement on an up and coming squad.  If he goes back with the birds the only way to go with our O right now is down.  BTW Childress, Marty & Spags all are really awesome people, classy and one of the friendliest groups you might meet.




Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2010 8:53 pm
 

Reid would welcome Chilly back 'with open arms'

I was curious about Mornhinweg's future if Childress did come back. Especially with the fact that the Eagle's offense is destroying it right now however I wouldn't put it past him to offer him just a position coach job. I'm guessing he'd basically be the assistant head coach/passing game coordinator or something of the sort until the coordinator job is open again. Reid has a habit of collecting former head coaches on his staff with Mornhinweg having been a position coach before getting promoted in 2006 when Childress was hired by the Vikings. Dick Jauron senior assistant/defensive backs coach was hired after 2009 when he was fired by the Bills.




Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2010 8:28 pm
 

Reid would welcome Chilly back 'with open arms'

So where does that leave Marty Mornhinweg? Does he land a job with the 49ers? I hope so. Of course I am holding out hope that the 49ers will hire Norv Turner (again) after he gets fired for not leading the Charges into the playoffs.


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