Wednesday, September 12, 2007

From villain to savior

By John McMullen
The Phanatic Magazine

By nature, all NFL coaches are arrogant.

There are degrees, of course. From Mike Tice’s folksy “let me teach you what I know approach ” to Brian Billick’s “How dare you question me -- I invented the game gimmick.”

That said, all NFL mentors subscribe to one theory rather religiously -- If you listen to the fans, you will end up be sitting next to them.

In this town, the head coach is a lot closer to the Billick side of the coaching spectrum.

Andy Reid is as stubborn and arrogant as they come. Only Billick’s professorial nature makes him a more unlikable character than an Eagles coach, who also thinks he reinvented the wheel that is the game of football. More >>
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