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Louis Riddick: I haven’t heard from Chiefs about G.M. opening

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Sunday morning brought a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that the Chiefs have reached out to ESPN analyst Louis Riddick about setting up an interview for the General Manager vacancy they created by dismissing John Dorsey last week.

That report has been disputed by someone very close to the situation. That would be Riddick himself, who took to social media on Sunday to say that word of the Chiefs’ interest has not been conveyed to him.

That doesn’t mean that the Chiefs won’t reach out to Riddick at some point, but, for now, it seems that all is quiet on that front as the Chiefs look for Dorsey’s replacement.

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18 Responses to “Louis Riddick: I haven’t heard from Chiefs about G.M. opening”
  1. jimmylikesthat says: Jun 25, 2017 12:02 PM

    Ian, are you using Mort’s sources again?

  2. cadreamer1969 says: Jun 25, 2017 12:35 PM

    All these guys are Mort like. 95% Reid to AZ and he never talked with them. Required the GM role. KC hired a GM.

    from PFT
    Adam Schefter of ESPN spoke to a source who was “95 percent” certain that Reid would wind up as the team’s next head coach and to an assistant who said that Reid has been working to put together a staff to join him.

  3. Iknowitall says: Jun 25, 2017 12:46 PM

    The Chiefs GM position is the absolute best in the league. There will be a long line of applicants who would give anything the land the cream of the crop job with the best organization

  4. MichaelEdits says: Jun 25, 2017 12:47 PM

    Neither have I.

  5. alvinabigtoe says: Jun 25, 2017 1:32 PM

    Oh Ian, stop!

  6. BarbequeTime says: Jun 25, 2017 1:48 PM

    Yeah but on one hand we have Riddick himself making a statement and on the other hand we have someone’s unnamed sources. How are we supposed to know who to believe?

  7. binarymath says: Jun 25, 2017 2:04 PM

    John Lynch made it a condition that SF keep his candidacy quiet so as not to compromise his announcer “neutrality” if he did not get the Niners’ GM job.

    Interesting that Riddick would take the complete opposite approach with his public denial that KC had called.

    If the first move by a prospective GM is to “negotiate in the press,” he should not be surprised if every player and agent does the same thing to him if he gets the job.

    I like Riddick, but he may have out-kicked his coverage in this case.

    A better response would have been something like “I am flattered to be mentioned in connection with the GM opening. It is a critical position in a quality organization, and I am sure the Chiefs will consider many potential candidates as they conduct their search. Other than that, I have no comment.”

    That puts the attention back on the Chiefs, and lets other teams know that Riddick is a candidate who can be trusted to keep a negotiation confidential. That could be important in future trade talks.

  8. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Jun 25, 2017 2:11 PM

    Jon Gruden would make a good GM. “I like that guy.”

    (Anything to get him out of the broadcast booth.)

  9. troubledoneswhobathe says: Jun 25, 2017 3:30 PM

    The Chiefs are soft sand baggers.

  10. kcflake says: Jun 25, 2017 4:46 PM

    I bet riddick would have to say “no interview” whether it is true or not. He would be an intriguing choice for gm. He and Andy Reid have history.

  11. mackcarrington says: Jun 25, 2017 5:11 PM

    Maybe the Chiefs actually thought they reached out to him but had the wrong E-mail account.

  12. coronalt says: Jun 25, 2017 7:59 PM

    Carl Peterson, Scott Pioli, John Dorsey….Three excellent evaluators of talent who may have improved, but never fixed the QB position. I like Louis Riddick. I think he does a great job on ESPN, but not sure I would trust him on finding the franchise QB they have been looking for since Dawson. Hire Nick Caserio…weaken a conference rival who has learned from the master. Give him a contract he won’t refuse. I know Pioli was let go coming from NE, but he did put much of the foundation on the current team under his watch.

  13. sdchicken says: Jun 25, 2017 9:11 PM

    Maybe we should just report on who gets hired when he actually gets hired…

  14. officialgame says: Jun 26, 2017 6:16 AM

    Riddick a bright young man would be smart to turn it down because Andy is a control freak and he hasn’t changed one bit from his time in Philly. Why was Dorsey fired? The man had 8 Pro Bowlers on the roster when he hired Reid and the team was a few plays from the Superbowl in 2016.

  15. jjackwagon says: Jun 26, 2017 9:39 AM

    officialgame says:
    Jun 26, 2017 6:16 AM
    Riddick a bright young man would be smart to turn it down because Andy is a control freak and he hasn’t changed one bit from his time in Philly. Why was Dorsey fired? The man had 8 Pro Bowlers on the roster when he hired Reid and the team was a few plays from the Superbowl in 2016.
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    This…
    I would say that Clark Hunt asked Andy to sign another long term deal and Andy said “Only if I get more control over player/personnel.” Clark says okay.
    Then they call Dorsey in the room to let him know and Dorsey says “You are not giving part of my job to Andy.” So Clark and Dorsey decided to part company.

  16. RegisHawk says: Jun 26, 2017 9:40 AM

    Yes…*he* hasn’t heard…he lets his agent handle those things. As for “this week”, it ended yesterday.

  17. dukebroadway says: Jun 26, 2017 11:02 AM

    @officialgame. Know your facts. Reid was hired first by Hunt. Then the Dorsey was hired.

  18. screwmemean says: Jun 26, 2017 11:51 AM

    Chiefs are in total turmoil and running around like a headless chicken. See SI article.

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