Chiefs G.M. Brett Veach: I have final say, but I collaborate with Andy Reid

AP

New Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach says his job gives him, not coach Andy Reid, final say over personnel decisions. But Veach, who was promoted to G.M. last month after the surprise firing of John Dorsey, says he and Reid are on the same page.

Veach said this morning on PFT Live that he and Reid report directly to Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, with neither above the other on the organizational flow chart, but he can’t see a scenario in which he and Reid are directly at odds on a personnel move.

“At the end of the day I’ll have final say, but it will be a collaborative effort with Coach,” Veach said. “We’ve been together a long time. We’ve butted heads on more than one occasion but we’ve always been able to be proactive in our approach, identify problems early and come together with a resolution before it gets to that point. So I’ll have final say, but our personnel staff is phenomenal, our coaching staff is phenomenal, and we’ll all work together and always make decisions that are in the best interests of the Chiefs.”

Veach and Reid have worked together for 11 years; Veach spent six years with the Eagles when Reid was the head coach in Philadelphia and is now heading into his fifth season in Kansas City. So the two of them know they can work together.

23 responses to “Chiefs G.M. Brett Veach: I have final say, but I collaborate with Andy Reid

  1. I wonder how Reid feels about Veach’s assertion that he has final say, especially when Reid doesn’t work for Veach? As a head coach, Reid might just take offense at that comment. Time will tell.

  2. That’s the way it should be. Andy has as much control as he wants. Andy is also smart enough to know that if you don’t have a strong personnel guy that actually knows more about personnel than you do, you probably hired the wrong guy. After all, if a personnel guy was in charge, wouldn’t he want a coach who knows more about coaching than he does?

  3. Veach can say whatever he wants, but it doesn’t change the reality that he is still Andy Reid’s toady. I think that in the future the Chiefs are going to sorely miss John Dorsey.

  4. At this stage of the game Andy will put up with anything to get him and his team over the hump and get a Super Bowl win. Andy is snake-bitten once he gets the team into the playoffs.

  5. Dorsey let way too many people walk. I’m curious what magic Reid can pull out of this season cause having no RBs is one thing, but having no RBs or receivers besides a one trick pony. Yeah, good luck.

    And now their pass rush on paper looks even worse.

  6. absolutevisuals says:
    August 4, 2017 at 9:57 am
    Dorsey let way too many people walk. I’m curious what magic Reid can pull out of this season cause having no RBs is one thing, but having no RBs or receivers besides a one trick pony. Yeah, good luck.

    And now their pass rush on paper looks even worse.

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    How does their pass rush on paper look even worse? You have no idea what you’re talking about.

  7. Most organizations are just that….. an organization. They don’t make decisions in a vacuum. It’s very unlikely that Reid shows up for work and is introduced to his new starting left tackle, who was acquired without his knowledge overnight.

    The whole “final say” debate is a dog that don’t hunt.
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  8. Reid has raised Veach through the ranks from Intern to GM in philly and kansas city. I believe Reid and veach will be working hand in hand, regardless of who has final say.

  9. in related news, veach’s nose appeared to be getting larger and larger as he completed each word….

    this guy has final say alright; when andy says its final, then veach gets to say it.

  10. Not sure why this is news to anyone. Sounds pretty much like the same arrangement that was mandated by Clark Hunt when he hired Reid and Dorsey.

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