Reid to Kansas City
Sources close to Andy Reid say he is working out details to become the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. He has notified the Arizona Cardinals and the San Diego Chargers that he will not be meeting with them as previously planned.
It is no surprise that Reid, who was fired from Philadelphia Monday, was at the top of the list of other teams who released their head coaches. Kansas City, who had a record of 2-14 had attractive incentives. In spite of their dismal record, they have several players on the pro-bowl team, and a first round draft choice. Reports say that the Chiefs are willing to give their new coach more authority over team decisions.
The fate of general manager Scott Pioli is uncertain. Reid wants to bring with him former Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert.
In and interesting turn of events, former Kansas City head coach and current offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Todd Haley, will apparently be interviewed by the Arizona Cardinals for the job of fired head coach, Ken Whisenhunt. The Steelers, who expected a wide open offense with the addition of Haley, had a disappointing season. In a crucial game against the Cincinnati Bengals for a spot in the playoffs, they scored only 10 points, while the defense allowed only 6. They lost the game because of a runback of an interception, 13-10. In their final game, the lowly Cleveland Browns lost in Heinz field by a score of 24-10. Insider reports claim that Haley may be released, partly due to an un-improving relationship with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
With 7 head coaching jobs available, this will get interesting.
Columnist-The Guardian Express