Originally written on Eagles Addict  |  Last updated 1/9/13

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Andy Reid, head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles yells from the sidelines during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Lincoln Financial Field on September 20, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
The Philadelphia Eagles announced that they will interview ex-Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith on Thursday.  He is the most accomplished NFL coach of any other candidate the Eagles have interviewed to date. Smith has spent the last nine seasons coaching the Bears.  He has a career regular season record of 81-63 and post-season record of 3-3.  Like Andy Reid, he made it to one Super Bowl but didn’t win.  Smith is a defensive-minded coach and his Bears have generally had a decent defense during his era. So, why am I not excited about this interview? Because Smith reminds me of an Andy Reid-type on the defensive side of the ball, only just not quite as successful. First of all, his demeanor is like Reid in that he doesn’t get overly emotional.  He has a cool, calm and confident presence.  He has the respect of his players because he rarely calls them out publicly. He’s a defensive guru who has struggled with handling the offensive side of things (i.e., Andy without Jim Johnson).  I...
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