As a clueless moron in my own right, I admit that I knew very little about Andy Reid before yesterday. I've read a bunch about the guy in the meantime and am still a little confused. He has some solid strengths, it appears, but like all coaches, some short-comings as well, it seems.
To me, this is a good hire because we need a head coach right now who isn't a complete bumbling idiot. And I mean right now. Even if Reid doesn't end his career here or deliver half-a-dozen Superbowl appearances, this team is going nowhere ever if we don't stanch the stupidity and loser mentality soon. I would have preferred a 44 year-old coach as opposed to a 54 year-old, but I guess that doesn't really matter. At this point, whatever talent we have is going fallow and we need somebody with sufficient gravitas and knowledge to get us going in the right direction ... even if it's only for a few years.