Reid would be 'honored' to add Childress to his staff in future
Andy Reid said he has not had conversations with former Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress returning to his coaching staff.
But the Philadelphia Eagles coach did not rule out the possibility down the road from now.
“I would be honored,” Reid said when asked about the possibility of adding Childress to his staff in a teleconference with Minnesota media. He also added, "I'm here with open arms."
The Eagles are gearing up to host the Vikings on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. It’s been a difficult thing for Reid because he also was the first NFL coach to hire interim Vikings coach Leslie Frazier as an assistant. Obviously, Childress parlayed his success as an offensive coordinator under Reid into getting the Vikings’ job. Reid didn’t agree with the firing of Childress when it happened, but he does believe Frazier is deserving of a job.
Marty Mornhinweg has done well under Reid as his offensive coordinator, and has widely been credited with helping develop quarterback Michael Vick. Reid has promoted him as a candidate for a head-coaching position. Obviously, if Mornhinweg departed, it would create a natural opening for Childress.
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