Today’s society demands instant results. No one is satisfied with waiting on what they have, when they can move on to the next, better, faster version. Whether it’s waiting for the new iPhone, or the arrival of the self driving cars that will release the pesky burden of driving in between checking text messages and Twitter, we are always looking ahead.
Sports is no different. It’s in the DNA of organizations and fan bases to get sick of coaches, even ones that have a prolonged track record of success. Andy Reid went to five NFC Championships and a Super Bowl in 14 years in Philadelphia, and got run out of town on a rail in favor of next gen coaching prodigy Chip Kelly.
Today in The Herd, Colin used Reid as an example that in life, and in sports, it’s best to appreciate what you have, instead of seeking out greener grass.
“The Philadelphia Eagles fired Andy Reid because they wanted a new identity. I don’t know, I liked your old one, you were in the Playoffs every year. ”
He continued, “How many teams in the NFL, not named the Patriots, in 14 years, give you 11 winning seasons. And, at the time the NFC East had some pretty good teams.”
Three years later, Chip Kelly is out of a job in Philly, while Reid is coming off a trip to the Playoffs and building a contender with the Chiefs. Jim Harbaugh, Stan Van Gundy. Same story, the list goes on.
As the Eagles line up in full rebuild mode this year, with a first year NFL coach and rookie quarterback, it’s hard to make the argument that moving on from Reid was the right move.
“Don’t try to get happier than happy, if you’re happy, that’s good. That’s a great spot to be.”