Marcus Hayes: Eagles Lead the NFL In Arrogance
Excerpt: "IF, IN FACT, arrogance diminishes wisdom, then the Eagles are squandering their richest resource.
Say what you will, but Andy Reid, Marty Mornhinweg and Juan Castillo are among the better coaches in the NFL in the past decade, perhaps longer. At one point or another, peers and experts hailed each as among the game's best at something: preparation, organization and hiring, in Reid's case; educating quarterbacks and implementing the West Coast offense, for Mornhinweg; and, for Castillo, the capacity to learn any of football's mysteries.
Put the development of Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb and the revival of Michael Vick's career at the feet of Reid and Mornhinweg. Credit Castillo with turning himself into the league's most innovative offensive line coach.
If only they would allow themselves the chance to let the game unfold before them. If only they would fire the weapons they have instead of trying to make those weapons more clever, more potent; instead of trying to make them devastating.
If only . . .
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