Though former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis is regarded by many (us included) as a candidate to become the offensive coordinator of the Chiefs, a league source tells us that such a move isn’t likely.
As the source explains it, there’s some “disdain” between Weis and Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli.
It flows, the source says, from their mutual time in New England.
“Both wanted to be [coach Bill] Belichick’s favorite,” the source said.
Meanwhile, coach Todd Haley insisted on Monday that the Chiefs are not one of the teams that has contacted Weis.
“I can say with clear conscience there’s been no contact,” Haley said, per the Associated Press. “The focus in this building is putting this team in the best possible
position to succeed each day and each week and that’s where the focus
is. As far as staff goes, that would be something I would have — that
would be a decision I would have to make.”
Haley also said, however, that he’d eventually like to hand off the play-calling function to someone else.
“I believe in my heart of hearts that’s the way to be the most
efficient,” Haley said. “It’s fun calling plays. There’s no doubt about
that. I’ve also said my job is to be the head coach of the team and if
and when that’s possible, I would think that, in my opinion, is the
best way to run the operation.”
Pioli isn’t the only member of the team who has a history with Weis.
“I shared an 8-by-8 office with Charlie for three years in New York,” Haley said. “I know Charlie about as
up-close-and-personal as you could know him.”
We wonder how many of their meetings began with Weis asking Haley, “Is this your coat?“
Yeah, it never gets old. At least not for us.