More front office departures for Chiefs

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Exodus may be too strong a word, but the Chiefs are turning over a lot of people in their personnel department.

Via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, Chiefs director of pro scouting Will Lewis won’t return to the team, and director of football administration Trip MacCracken was not retained by the franchise.

The 58-year-old Lewis is a former NFL cornerback with 20-plus years of experience in scouting and front office work. He came to the Chiefs from Seattle in 2013 when General Manager John Dorsey took over. McCracken had been with the Chiefs since 2010, and worked on the salary cap.

The Chiefs also lost Chris Ballard to the Colts, who hired Dorsey’s former assistant as their G.M. in January. Ballard hired Kyle Childress as college scouting coordinator during a series of transactions there.

8 responses to “More front office departures for Chiefs

  1. More front office departures for Chiefs…looks as if everything is falling apart for the Chiefs since Ballard left…Colts had a very good draft, Chiefs did not…

  2. When you have a quality organization other teams will always want to lure your people away.

  3. Too bad they didn’t boot Dorsey too… their cap situation is awful. He gave Hali, a backup, a 5 year 50 million contract and virtually all of it guranteed. Past that; Fisher, Smith, Johnson, Maclin and Houston all have terribly structured and overpriced contracts. Agents must be salivating to get to the negotiating table with Dorsey and the rest of the league must hate him for setting the new benchmarks… he pays above market every time

  4. jjackwagon says:
    May 16, 2017 9:34 AM
    When you have a quality organization other teams will always want to lure your people away.

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    With a quality organization, you don’t have to ask your grandfather how it was when they last played in the SB.

  5. Remember a few years back when the Broncos front office seemingly all got busted drunk, multiple DWIs. That didn’t slow them down, as their front office got shuffled they won the Super Bowl.

    Yea, the Hali contract was bad, but that’ his only miss. And the Chiefs 2017 draft? It could even be better than last year’s draft, which was terrific for KC.

    The defending AFC West champions will repeat, and a trip to the AFC Championship game seems likely. Time to bring the Lamar Hunt trophy back to Kansas City.

  6. it’s pretty simple in grading this draft. By giving up next years 1st round pick, the chiefs have to have another winning season this year and there new qb has to pan out. otherwise it’s going to seem like the chiefs screwed up

  7. captainwhodat says:
    May 16, 2017 8:50 AM
    More front office departures for Chiefs…looks as if everything is falling apart for the Chiefs since Ballard left…Colts had a very good draft, Chiefs did not…

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    jjackwagon says:

    —————–
    With a quality organization, you don’t have to ask your grandfather how it was when they last played in the SB.

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    I admit I do not like to see front office staff leave the Chiefs when we are winning, but I have to take a step back and realize that most times the effect is not dramatic.

    Look at GB when Dorsey came to KC, did G.B. tank?
    Did Seattle tank when Lewis came here?

    What about New England? They lost Poli, Wies, Crennell, McDonald, etc. Heck the only thing that stays the same in N.E. is Belichick, Brady, and Kraft and they just keep on winning.

    As for jjwagon. When I grade an organization, I usually only go back so far. Every position in the KC organization has changed (including owner) in the last 20 years. You can not judge people who run the organization by how their predecessors did? Would you like to be judged on the guy who had your job before you?

    Might I point out that the Patriots used to be seen as whipping dog up into the 80’s, but that has nothing to do with them now.

    Or the Rams went from whipping dog to powerhouse to whipping dog.

    As can be said of the 49ers, Cowboys, Bucs, Seahawks, Bears, etc, etc.

    What happened over 10 years ago usually has no reflection on the current management…unless that management is still there.

    I would prefer to only go back 4 years (When the current GM and Coach arrived), but for the sake of the argument let us go back 4 years, 8 years, and all time.

    All Time:
    1 Superbowl title (13 teams, or just under half the league, do not have one)

    2 Superbowl appearances (5 teams have never been to the Superbowl)

    Last 10 seasons:
    8 teams have not made the playoffs in the last 6 years (KC has made it 3 of those six and 4 of the 10 last seasons), meaning I had meaningful games to watch up until January.

    Last 4 years (What I look at, since this is the leadership we have)
    4 winning seasons (43-21)
    3 Playoff Appearances
    Never finishing below 2nd in division.

    So since the KC can arguably be considered an upper tier team at this point in time, and personal decisions are made upon what is happening now as opposed to what happened 20 years ago. Yes, other teams will want to lure front office personnel from the KC.

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