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Coach of the Year Runners-up© April 2001
Andy Reid Philadelphia Eagles
Regular season record: 11-5
Eagles first playoff in four years
It didn't take Andy Reid long to establish that the 2000 season wasn't going to be a run of the mill one for the Eagles.
On the opening play of the team's opening game against Dallas, the second-year coach called for an onsides kick that was ultimately converted into a touchdown as the Eagles blasted the Cowboys 41-14.
Criticized in 1999 for being too conventional, Reid was anything but by-the-book during the season that saw the Eagles reach the playoffs for the first time since 1996.
The 43-year-old, known as a strict disciplinarian and a master of organization, proved his critics wrong as he overcame enormous odds, such as losing his leading rusher, Duce Staley, for the season in Game 5. Instead of whining about the l....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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