Andy Reid becomes fifth head coach to face former team in Super Bowl; here's how the others have fared

Andy Reid was asked the inescapable concern minutes after the Chiefs made the right to deal with the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII. 

What will it resemble facing your previous group? 

“I’m happy for them,” Reid stated of the Eagles, by means of Yahoo Sports. “I’m happy for the city. They’re passionate. They love football.

“I can’t wait till Kansas City and Philly clash. I imply, it’s gonna be incredible. What a fantastic Super Bowl it’ll be.”

After winning a ring on Mike Holmgren’s personnel in Green Bay, Reid started an extremely effective 14-year run with the Eagles, a franchise that had actually fallen on tough times prior to his arrival in 1999. Reid rapidly assisted raise the franchise into among the NFL’s elite clubs. Under Reid’s watch, Philadelphia advanced to 5 NFC title video games that consisted of a conference title in 2004. Reid’s 140 wins is the most all-time by an Eagles coach. 

The just thing Reid didn’t carry out in Philadelphia was win a Super Bowl, something the Eagles provided for the very first time as a franchise in 2017. Reid lastly won his sought after ring as a head coach in 2019 after assisting the Chiefs snap their 50-year champion dry spell. He is intending to win his 2nd ring after assisting the Chiefs go back to the Super Bowl for a 3rd time in 4 years. 

Reid will end up being the 5th head coach to coach versus his previous group in the playoffs. Here’s a take a look at how the previous 4 fared versus their old group in the huge video game. 

Weeb Ewbank, Super Bowl III

Result: 16-7

Ewbank won back-to-back NFL titles as the Colts coach in the late 1950s. But he was unceremoniously release by the group after a 7-7 project in 1962. Ewbank rapidly discovered a landing area in New York with the Jets, a brand-new group that belonged to the recently-created American Football League (AFL). 

The Jets labored through numerous years of mediocrity prior to breaking through with an 11-3 record in 1968. New York boasted the AFL’s second-ranked scoring offense and fourth-ranked scoring defense that season. Led by future Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath, the Jets beat the Raiders in the AFL title video game for the right to deal with the Colts in Super Bowl III. 

An 18-point preferred, the Colts lost simply one video game throughout the routine season. Five turnovers, nevertheless, loomed big in what stays the greatest upset in professional football history. The Jets’ defense selected off NFL MVP Earl Morrall 3 times and Johnny Unitas — who alleviated Morrall in the 2nd half — another time. The Jets’ offense was led by Namath and running back Matt Snell, who gashed the Colts’ gifted defense to the tune of 121 backyards on 30 brings. 

Ewbank is typically credited for reducing Namath’s hang back in order to balance out the Colts’ relentless pass rush. The Jets had such a control on the video game that Namath did not need to try a single pass in the 4th quarter. 

Dan Reeves, Super Bowl XXXIII

Result: 34-19

Reeves has among the most fascinating professions in professional football history. He was a flexible halfback on Tom Landry’s Cowboys groups of the late ’60 and early ’70s and was a player/coach when Dallas won its very first title in 1971. He won another Super Bowl as a Cowboys assistant coach prior to being called Broncos head coach in 1981. 

Along with John Elway (who concerned Denver in 1983), Reeves assisted the Broncos increase to the top of the AFC throughout the 1980s. The Broncos appeared in 3 Super Bowls over a four-year period however lost by broad margins in each video game. Denver’s 3rd Super Bowl throughout that period, a 55-10 loss to the 49ers, stays the largest margin of defeat in Super Bowl history. 

Like Ewbank, Reeves was release by his previous company after a .500 season. Reeves then has a so-so run with the Giants prior to moving to Atlanta in 1997. In 1998, he ended up being the 3rd coach to lead 3 various franchises to the playoffs after leading the Falcons to a 14-2 record. Reeves, who was hospitalized throughout the last 2 video games of the routine season to under quadruple-bypass heart surgical treatment, was called Coach of the Year. 

Reeves’ “Dirty Bird” Falcons edged the 49ers in the divisional round prior to beating the 15-1 Vikings in among the greatest upsets in NFL postseason history. As a benefit, the Falcons would deal with the protecting champ Broncos, who won 13 straight video games that season prior to suffering their very first loss. 

The video game wasn’t a contest, as Elway tossed for 336 backyards and scored 2 goals in the last video game of his Hall of Fame profession. 

Jon Gruden, Super Bowl XXXVII

Result: 48-21

Gruden was so in tune with the Raiders’ offense that he in fact simulated Oakland quarterback Rich Gannon throughout Buccaneers practices leading up to the video game. Gruden’s understanding of the Raiders’ offense was a significant benefit in Super bowl XXXVII, with the Buccaneers’ defense being privy to all of Oakland’s audibles (they didn’t alter them in the year following Gruden’s departure). 

Gruden, who had actually coached the Raiders to the divisional round of the playoffs the season in the past, enjoyed as his defense selected off Gannon a Super Bowl record 5 times. A record 3 of choices were returned for ratings as Tampa Bay’s defense scored as numerous points as Oakland’s offense. 

The Buccaneers’ offense likewise contributed in the win by rolling up 365 backyards of overall offense. Brad Johnson tossed a set of goals, while running back Michael Pittman got 124 backyards on 29 brings. 

Pete Carroll, Super Bowl XLIX 

Result: 28-24 L 

Carroll had the unenviable job of changing famous coach Bill Parcells after Parcells assisted the Patriots to the Super Bowl in 1996. Carroll had success however was eventually fired after a .500 season in 1999 (see a pattern here?). He was changed by Bill Belichick, who in addition to Tom Brady rapidly turned the Patriots into a dynasty. 

During that time, Carroll developed his own dynasty on the college level, leading USC to back-to-back nationwide titles. Carroll went back to the NFL with Seattle in 2010 and right away raised it into a playoff group. By his 4th season, Carroll led the Seahawks to the franchise’s very first Super Bowl win on the strength of their “Legion of Boom” defense. 

Seattle remained in the middle of developing a dynasty when they dealt with Belichick’s Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. The Seahawks developed a 24-14 lead and seemed on their method to winning back-to-back titles prior to Brady led 2 Patriots 4th quarter scoring drives to take the lead. 

Trailing late in the video game, Seattle was on the doorstep of winning the video game following Russell Wilson’s amazing 33-yard conclusion to Jermaine Kearse. But the video game was won after Malcolm Butler actioned in front of Wilson’s pass effort after Carroll had actually chosen to toss the ball rather of commending running back Marshawn Lynch one backyard far from a title. 

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