On the surface, the hiring of Todd Bowles appears to be a good move by Andy Reid. Bowles has a good reputation and has done well wherever he has coached. However, when you look at this situation and the circumstances surrounding it, this move could ultimately create more unneeded problems on the defense.
Andy Reid has always been the man with a plan. That was his reputation from the day he interviewed with Jeff Lurie about the Eagles’ vacant head coaching position in 1999.
When Reid was hired, he followed through with his plan by bringing in Jim Johnson to run the defense while he rebuilt the offense. Reid drafted Donovan McNabb, signed Jon Runyan, utilized some leftover talent from Ray Rhodes, had a great draft in 2002, and the team ultimately made a Super Bowl appearance in 2004.
Every move he ever made was calculated. The players and coaches he brought in and the players he let walk away from Philadelphia were very good decisions through the first half of Reid...