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Charlie Weis is joining the Chiefs

Another former member of the Patriots organization is headed to Kansas City.

Charlie Weis has agreed to be the offensive coordinator of the Chiefs, according to Chris Mortensen.  An announcement could come within the next 24-48 hours. 

Head coach Todd Haley has a strong offensive philosophy, but he said Wednesday that it fits with what Weis does.

“He’s a coach that system-wise, I would say we’re as close as you can
be,” Haley said before Mortensen’s report came out.  “Charlie’s a guy I consider a friend and I’ve talked to throughout
the year, no different from some of the other guys I lean on for things
and advice.”

Both Weis and Haley have combative personalities, but they worked together in the past under the Jets.  Weis also will reunite with Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli. 

Matt Cassel was drafted by the Patriots just after Weis left for Notre Dame, but clearly the system he learned has a lot of Weis involved.  Weis’ greatest selling point has to be his work with quarterbacks.

Clearly there’s just one thing left for Haley to do.  Romeo Crennel, anyone?

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  1. matt says: Jan 6, 2010 6:38 PM

    scott pilio-GM, romeo crennel – DC, now charlie weis OC, next thing you eric mangini will be the head coach.

  2. DeVoodoo says: Jan 6, 2010 6:40 PM

    Sweet. Now Haley can devote more time to just yelling at people.

  3. dudeustupid says: Jan 6, 2010 6:41 PM

    AWESOME…bet jamaal charles factored into that decision

  4. GSniner says: Jan 6, 2010 6:44 PM

    More on this story shortly…….. once ESPN adds more to it.

  5. Matt K says: Jan 6, 2010 6:49 PM

    Good for you Charlie.

  6. robolundgren says: Jan 6, 2010 6:51 PM

    wonder how long til him and haley get into verbal fights in front of the cameras, cant imagine weis taking well to the fat jabs that’ll surely be coming

  7. BleedingSilverAndBlack says: Jan 6, 2010 6:51 PM

    At least the Chiefs are trying. They are becoming the Diet Patriots.

  8. contraryguy says: Jan 6, 2010 6:54 PM

    Charlie Weis and Kansas City BBQ… now there’s a match made in heaven. He’ll be bigger than Mangino in no time.

  9. SmellyJoe says: Jan 6, 2010 6:55 PM

    Watch out all-you-can-eat buffets out there….not too many left near Foxborough area.

  10. savocabol1 says: Jan 6, 2010 6:56 PM

    please read josh cribbs’ twitter (joshcribbs16) and report back asap. thanks.

  11. ToddHaleyKicksASS says: Jan 6, 2010 7:04 PM

    The balance of power in the AFC West will be shifting to Kansas City once Weis AND Crennel are hired here, and Pioli reshapes this roster in the offseason….enjoy yet ANOTHER short trip in the playoffs BoltFan, because it’ll probably be your last one for awhile.

  12. XLI says: Jan 6, 2010 7:05 PM

    He will be known amongst the tribe as Chief Chicken Finger.
    Nice contraryguy, could you imagine if they got Mangino as Def Coordinator and had Weis and Mangino side by side… oh no.

  13. bucco bruce says: Jan 6, 2010 7:12 PM

    Every BBQ joint surrounding the stadium just let out a collective, HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. tatum32 says: Jan 6, 2010 7:12 PM

    Nice move. KC putting the pieces together…now for that offensive line. Raider Nation had better worry….

  15. PolegoJim says: Jan 6, 2010 7:13 PM

    Congrats Charlie!!!
    He’s not as done as many of you think. He needs more time to lose weight, and learn.

  16. Cecil says: Jan 6, 2010 7:15 PM

    “The balance of power in the AFC West will be shifting to Kansas City once Weis AND Crennel are hired here, and Pioli reshapes this roster in the offseason….enjoy yet ANOTHER short trip in the playoffs BoltFan, because it’ll probably be your last one for awhile.”
    One thing you have to admit about KC fans, they have a wicked sense of humor.

  17. GiorgioMustica says: Jan 6, 2010 7:16 PM

    Has anyone else put 2 and 2 together to realize that everybody under the so-called “genius” tag of Belichick have turned into crap? Mangini has been terrible, and that’s being kind. Crennel? Ran out of Cleveland of all places. Weis led such a strong/cheating offense and couldn’t win at a place that has tons of recruits and scholarships. McDaniels has time but he flamed out very fast this year. Why are all the coordinator’s being regarded as gods? You couldn’t hand me these guys for free. And don’t get me started on the GM Pioli as well. He made a huge mistake bringing in Cassell. NE is the Boise State of the NFL in that there is a good system there and that’s it.
    Go Colts!!!

  18. contraryguy says: Jan 6, 2010 8:06 PM

    — Nice contraryguy, could you imagine if they got Mangino as Def Coordinator and had Weis and Mangino side by side… oh no.—
    They’ll bring balance to Arrowhead Stadium! As long as they stand at opposite ends…

  19. Common Sense says: Jan 6, 2010 8:16 PM

    Yeah blance of power is changing in the AFC west, cause he really turned around that Notre Dame program. How many ex pats coaches have acutally succeeded outside of New England?

  20. peskys_pole says: Jan 6, 2010 8:16 PM

    Mr. Weis
    They are the Chiefs…
    ….not the Chefs.
    They will not cook for you.

  21. peskys_pole says: Jan 6, 2010 8:16 PM

    Mr. Weis
    They are the Chiefs…
    ….not the Chefs.
    They will not cook for you.

  22. peskys_pole says: Jan 6, 2010 8:17 PM

    Mr. Weis
    They are the Chiefs…
    ….not the Chefs.
    They will NOT cook for you.

  23. josh1982004 says: Jan 6, 2010 8:22 PM

    Good,Haley needs too focus on just being the HC. His play calling was awful this season…

  24. bigbolt says: Jan 6, 2010 8:30 PM

    Chubby Weis knows that KC has some gooooooooooooooood BBQ…..

  25. jibfest says: Jan 6, 2010 8:44 PM

    The balance of power in the AFC West will be shifting to Kansas City once Weis AND Crennel are hired here, and Pioli reshapes this roster in the offseason….enjoy yet ANOTHER short trip in the playoffs BoltFan, because it’ll probably be your last one for awhile.
    ————————————————- Whoa, wait a minute. Do you mean the Yoda of offense who lead Notre Dame to all those wins? Real Bowl victories? Or the one who lead the Browns to multiple playoff appearances? Which will be the reason the Chiefs go undefeated? I love, love, love when the fans of a horrible team I.E. Chiefs, Browns, Redskins, etc. come on these boards and start pumping their chest becaus the organizations seems to FINALLY have someone who knows what they are doing.
    This is before the fan’s team has actually done anything, and right after their season is over. This is normally done by blaming someone and praising the new guy. This allows the fan of those teams to strut his stuff next to the guy who roots for the good teams. Not the team that always wins the superbowl or in the playoffs, but the competitive team.
    This is THE only time the fan of the bad team feels like he is superior to the other guy. This buys him some time for a season or two where he can say things like, “He has to get in people in place”. That turns into, “This is the year” which leads to that guy being fired and slobbing on the next schlump who comes through the door. Talk to me when the Chiefs, Redskins, Browns, Raiders are all in the playoffs.
    P.S. The clincher is when the cellar dwellar fan tells the other guy, in a variety of ways, “Enjoy such and such because my team will replace your team at the top”. If it doesn’t it won’t matter because this it the internet and I can guarentee things until I am blue in the face.

  26. jibfest says: Jan 6, 2010 8:44 PM

    Whoa, wait a minute. Do you mean the Yoda of offense who lead Notre Dame to all those wins? Real Bowl victories? Or the one who lead the Browns to multiple playoff appearances? Which will be the reason the Chiefs go undefeated? I love, love, love when the fans of a horrible team I.E. Chiefs, Browns, Redskins, etc. come on these boards and start pumping their chest becaus the organizations seems to FINALLY have someone who knows what they are doing.
    This is before the fan’s team has actually done anything, and right after their season is over. This is normally done by blaming someone and praising the new guy. This allows the fan of those teams to strut his stuff next to the guy who roots for the good teams. Not the team that always wins the superbowl or in the playoffs, but the competitive team.
    This is THE only time the fan of the bad team feels like he is superior to the other guy. This buys him some time for a season or two where he can say things like, “He has to get in people in place”. That turns into, “This is the year” which leads to that guy being fired and slobbing on the next schlump who comes through the door. Talk to me when the Chiefs, Redskins, Browns, Raiders are all in the playoffs.
    P.S. The clincher is when the cellar dwellar fan tells the other guy, in a variety of ways, “Enjoy such and such because my team will replace your team at the top”. If it doesn’t it won’t matter because this it the internet and I can guarentee things until I am blue in the face.

  27. jibfest says: Jan 6, 2010 8:45 PM

    Whoa, wait a minute. Do you mean the Yoda of offense who lead Notre Dame to all those wins? Real Bowl victories? Or the one who lead the Browns to multiple playoff appearances? Which will be the reason the Chiefs go undefeated? I love, love, love when the fans of a horrible team I.E. Chiefs, Browns, Redskins, etc. come on these boards and start pumping their chest becaus the organizations seems to FINALLY have someone who knows what they are doing.
    This is before the fan’s team has actually done anything, and right after their season is over. This is normally done by blaming someone and praising the new guy. This allows the fan of those teams to strut his stuff next to the guy who roots for the good teams. Not the team that always wins the superbowl or in the playoffs, but the competitive team.
    This is THE only time the fan of the bad team feels like he is superior to the other guy. This buys him some time for a season or two where he can say things like, “He has to get in people in place”. That turns into, “This is the year” which leads to that guy being fired and slobbing on the next schlump who comes through the door. Talk to me when the Chiefs, Redskins, Browns, Raiders are all in the playoffs.
    P.S. The clincher is when the cellar dwellar fan tells the other guy, in a variety of ways, “Enjoy such and such because my team will replace your team at the top”. If it doesn’t it won’t matter because this it the internet and I can guarentee things until I am blue in the face.

  28. jibfest says: Jan 6, 2010 8:49 PM

    Whoa, wait a minute. Do you mean the Yoda of offense who lead Notre Dame to all those wins? Real Bowl victories? Or the one who lead the Browns to multiple playoff appearances? Which will be the reason the Chiefs go undefeated? I love, love, love when the fans of a horrible team I.E. Chiefs, Browns, Redskins, etc. come on these boards and start pumping their chest because the organizations seems to FINALLY have someone who knows what they are doing.
    This is before the fan’s team has actually done anything, and right after their season is over. This is normally done by blaming someone and praising the new guy. This allows the fan of those teams to strut his stuff next to the guy who roots for a good team. Not the team that always wins the superbowl or in the playoffs, but the competitive team.
    This is THE only time the fan of the bad team feels like he is superior to the other guy. This buys him some time for a season or two where he can say things like, “He has to get in people in place”. That turns into, “This is the year” which leads to that guy being fired and slobbing on the next schlump who comes through the door. Talk to me when the Chiefs, Redskins, Browns, Raiders are all in the playoffs.
    P.S. The clincher is when the cellar dwellar fan tells the other guy, in a variety of ways, “Enjoy such and such because my team will replace your team at the top”. If it doesn’t it won’t matter because this it the internet and I can guarentee things until I am blue in the face.

  29. ravensos says: Jan 6, 2010 8:50 PM

    damn, who weighs more Weis or Crennel?

  30. nowathand says: Jan 6, 2010 8:51 PM

    Yeah, this offense is a makeshift band of cast-offs (Weis, Chambers, Copper) and young stars (Bowe and Charles) capable of going on a deep playoff run next season if they can get better on defense particularly defensive end (thanks to Herm for sending away Jared Allen) and corner, and beat San Diego. They need to stop taking so many sacks, too, 42 is too much.

  31. Rasputin says: Jan 6, 2010 8:56 PM

    No way in hell Pioli hires Mangina for anything higher up than cleaning the toilets.
    Folks in KC are about to learn a few hundred new swear words.

  32. Big_McLargeHuge says: Jan 6, 2010 9:27 PM

    Weis, Crennel, and, Mangino
    the entire state of Kansas would sink 900 feet below sea level

  33. clint9299 says: Jan 6, 2010 9:41 PM

    jibfest,
    While I agree with your view of current “cellar dweller” fans, please understand that myself and many other Chief fans are just happy to have a reputable NFL OC. I am not a Weis or Notre Dame fan, but, I do believe that Weis has something to offer at the pro level.
    Perhaps he is just not suited for college….just a thought. I look forward to him getting a chance to make a difference on an albeit bad team, but an NFL team nonetheless.

  34. JohnNdallas says: Jan 6, 2010 9:49 PM

    I can’t see Hunt going for Crennel and Weis both, he won’t take on the added expense of meals, Fuel sur charge for all the extra weight and space on charters, and over sized offices and furniture, wear and tear to Arrowheads turf. Hunt ain’t gonna do it fellas.

  35. jibfest says: Jan 6, 2010 9:53 PM

    I didnt mean to post that four times. I saw one time that it said “comment posted” that was after it kept freezing up.

  36. Majik Bullet says: Jan 6, 2010 9:56 PM

    Uh-oh. Charlie Weis coaching in the city famous for it’s beef. I bet Charlie’s heart and arteries are pissed.

  37. Majik Bullet says: Jan 6, 2010 10:01 PM

    Big_McLargeHuge says: January 6, 2010 9:27 PM
    Weis, Crennel, and, Mangino
    the entire state of Kansas would sink 900 feet below sea level
    ___________________
    I think Kansas would be fine, seeing as how Kansas City is in Missouri.

  38. rockotica says: Jan 6, 2010 10:04 PM

    weiss had a good O @ ND. it was the D there that sank him. he might not be head coach material, but he sure knows how to work an offense. the offense @ ND was pretty good during his tenure. add to it a QB that learned in the NE system and this makes sense.

  39. Eazy E in KC says: Jan 6, 2010 10:04 PM

    I’m excited to have an established OC as well. I’m not a big Haley fan, but there was progress at the end of the season. It’ll take the Chiefs a couple of years to be good again, but if we get the right free agents, and have decent draft, things will get better. I’m tired of the Chiefs losing, but I’m happy they’re at least trying to fix the problems quickly.

  40. Common Sense says: Jan 6, 2010 10:39 PM

    “established OC “???? So Chan Gailey wasn’t established. Chiefs fans are no different than cubs fans, with the motto of “maybe next year”

  41. Eazy E in KC says: Jan 6, 2010 11:03 PM

    i didn’t see Chan Gailey winning multiple super bowls. did you?

  42. this class sucks says: Jan 6, 2010 11:11 PM

    And if thats too expensive for you, we have a similar version in Red. Its not quite as good, and doesn’t come with a camera, but it has a lot of heart and really wont have much competition. Was that too subtle?

  43. hizzle1281 says: Jan 6, 2010 11:29 PM

    just had Roman noodles

  44. Palaceofsin says: Jan 6, 2010 11:58 PM

    It has become quite clear to me that a number of you numb nuts don’t know that Mangini and Mangino are two different coaches….

  45. slothism says: Jan 7, 2010 12:58 AM

    thank god charlie finally got a job. maybe florio can stop fellating the guy for a while.
    hey lamonte – pay florio his money.

  46. Stone says: Jan 7, 2010 1:32 AM

    Why don’t you ever post anything about how wrong you are? All you’ve done for weeks is poo-poo’d the chance of Weis working with Pioli because they didn’t get along in the past. Sometimes you’re completely full of shit, Florio, and you need to call yourself on it.
    Too bad Florio didn’t write this post because my comment would be a lot more appropriate.

  47. ham1 says: Jan 7, 2010 6:16 AM

    @ jibfest
    Dont forget wise guy what comes around goes around. You are probably the kind of fan who likes to flap his gums when his team is in the top of the league, but runs and hides like a pu**y if they have a losing season. Some of us fans that stick with losing teams in the lean years are just that: fans. Fans with heart. Not a bunch of fragile little puss***
    BYW Thanks for the breakdown of who the worst teams in the league are. That was really a lot of work figuring that all out huh? Or, did you just want us to know how smart you are?
    Oh yea, a classic example…post your comments over and over then say your keyboard “was freezing up”. Maybe its in the hands of a mental midget?

  48. Naps says: Jan 7, 2010 10:20 AM

    I don’t see this as a significant hire and here is why:
    Pioli, Weis & Haley all have a relationship.
    Haley (Offensive Quality Control) worked for Weis (Offensive Coordinator) with the Jets under Parcells (Pioli, who was also in the Jets front office is parcell’s son-in-law). Haley then became OC for Parcells in Dallas…
    Haley’s offense system is influenced by Weis/Parcells so it’s already in place…
    If the KC offense has a good season, Weis will get the credit and will no doubt be the #1 candidate for all teams seeking a HC (College or Pro) in 2011. It’s kind of like a family over there in KC but could Pioli end up dumping Haley to keep Weis? Hmmm?
    Personally, I think this is just a 1 year hire and Weis will named HC somewhere in 2011 (unless of course he has no desire to be a HC again at this time). Actually surprised the Raiders didn’t go after Weis. He’s a perfect fit – their defense is competitive and he could do his thing with the offense.

  49. Naps says: Jan 7, 2010 10:25 AM

    I don’t see this as a significant hire and here is why:
    Pioli, Weis & Haley all have a relationship.
    Haley (Offensive Quality Control) worked for Weis (Offensive Coordinator) with the Jets under Parcells (Pioli, who was also in the Jets front office is parcell’s son-in-law). Haley then became OC for Parcells in Dallas…
    Haley’s offense system is influenced by Weis/Parcells so it’s already in place…
    If the KC offense has a good season, Weis will get the credit and will no doubt be the #1 candidate for all teams seeking a HC (College or Pro) in 2011. It’s kind of like a family over there in KC but could Pioli end up dumping Haley to keep Weis? Hmmm?
    Personally, I think this is just a 1 year hire and Weis will named HC somewhere in 2011 (unless of course he has no desire to be a HC again at this time).
    Actually surprised the Raiders didn’t go after Weis. He’s a perfect fit – their defense is competitive and he could do his thing with the offense.

  50. footballnut says: Jan 7, 2010 1:38 PM

    Hopefully this pans out KC fans…I respect the Chiefs organization and their fans are a decent base. Terrible product, but they still attend and have some of the best tailgating parties in the country. (Unlike SD’s fan base where they still have trouble selling out)
    Hope you win some games other than when you face the Pats.

  51. edgy says: Jan 8, 2010 7:56 PM

    Haley was the OC in Arizona NOT Dallas.
    Technically, Kansas City is also in Kansas. :)
    The more correct phrase would be that the Chiefs are in Missouri. :)
    But seriously, I wonder if Weiss will make good on his “threat” or “promise” that he”ll give his input about head coaching since he’s been there and done that. :)

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