“One Of The Best”

March 2nd, 2017

“Son, you have a damned fine football coach. Heed his words.”

Andy Reid and winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter are sort of football brothers.

Reid, the current Chiefs head coach, worked with Koetter at San Francisco State back in 1985. Reid was the offensive line coach and Koetter was the offensive coordinator. Both left after that season.

Clearly, the two have done well for themselves since first meeting at the now-shuttered football program.

So yesterday, when Reid, a nice guy notoriously short on words, took to a podium at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, Joe asked him to evaluate Koetter’s first season as an NFL head coach.

Reid spoke glowingly. For most other questions, Reid’s words were sparse, to be polite.

“I thought he did a great job,” Reid said. Koetter “is a good football coach. One of the best I have ever been around.”

Reid mentioned he had not spoken with Koetter since the end of the 2017 season to discuss Koetter’s first year guiding the Bucs. However, Reid said he knows Koetter well enough to understand what’s going through his mind.

“I know he enjoyed it and the opportunity,” Reid said. “Like [almost] all of us, he didn’t win the Super Bowl, right? So you always have room to improve.”

Make no mistake: Reid’s few words didn’t properly convey his enthusiasm if not excitement for Koetter. Yes, Reid actually got excited talking about Koetter. His eyes lit up and he got excited for his old pal.

6 Responses to ““One Of The Best””

  1. Buddhaboy Says:

    Players always seem to love playing for andy reid. I really wouldn’t mind seeing him win a super bowl. Dont see it happenning with Alex Smith though.

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Wow Joe, thanks for all the football trivia you guys manage to dig up!
    I would have never thought that Koetter was Andy Reid’s boss at one time.

  3. Defensewanted Says:


    I disagree. Alex Smith actually reminds me a lot of Brad Johnson. Not pretty, but a solid game manager. And I also think the 49’ers are kicking themselves for letting him go. QB is the most difficult position to fill on a team. Not many true franchise guys out there, so if you can find a solid one and play to your teams strength you give yourself a excellent chance of winning games. That’s exactly what Any Reid has done. And on that point I do agree you… Reid is deserving of the praise.

  4. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    If he ever wins a superbowl with Alex Smith I’d be shocked.

  5. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    When you really sit an examine KC’s roster its all star like. Especially when JC was healthy. Their has to be reason for they’re short comings. Maybe Reid and his conservative style has played a role in it. But to my eye they’ve had a championship roster for a lil while now.

  6. LovieBall Says:

    Love that picture of Jameis talking to Andy Reid.