By Teddy Brenner
In case you hadn’t noticed, the Eagles don’t have a coach after firing Doug Pederson 10 days ago.
They have interviewed so many replacements that it sometimes seems that have just gone on Craigslist to find prospects.
But two of their coaching alums are getting ready to face off next Sunday in the AFC title game:
Former head coach Andy Reid with the Chiefs and former defensive coordinator Sean McDermott with the Bills.
Reid says McDermott deserves to win the NFL’s coach of the year award for his work in Buffalo this season.
“Look forward to the challenge of playing the Bills. Good football team, well coached. Sean’s done a tremendous job there. He’s got really good coordinators, head-coach caliber coordinators there. They’re just a very good football team,” Reid said, via USA Today. “It’s tremendous. He deserves to be coach of the year. He’s really done a nice job with that whole program.”
Reid gave McDermott his start in the NFL; McDermott spent his first decade as an assistant coach under Reid in Philly. Now they both are at the top of the profession, coaching against each other for a trip to the Super Bowl.