Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid used to be the man with a plan. That was his reputation from the day he interviewed with Jeff Lurie and Joe Banner about the Eagles’ vacant head coaching position in 1999.
Reid was a relative unknown at the time because he was just a quarterbacks coach in Green Bay. However, Lurie and Banner noted how impressive he was during the interview process because of how organized he was.
He had an extremely detailed plan for how to build a successful football team, all neatly organized in a thick binder.
When Reid was hired, he set forth his plan by carefully assembling an excellent coaching staff. He brought in the revered Jim Johnson to run the defense as well as other notable assistants such as Steve Spagnuolo, Leslie Frazier, Ron Rivera, Pat Shurmur and Brad Childress…all of whom went on to become a head coach (or currently are).
The next part of Reid’s plan was to bring in some established veterans, particularly on offense, to help get the ba...