Report: Brad Childress planning to retire

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The coaching shakeup in Kansas City appears to be continuing.

According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Chiefs assistant head coach Brad Childress is “planning to retire,” and it seems unlikely that coach Andy Reid is going to be able to talk him out of it.

Along with the loss of offensive coordinator Matt Nagy (now the head coach in Chicago) and the presumed quarterback transition from Alex Smith to Patrick Mahomes, it will be an interesting offseason for coach Andy Reid.

The 61-year-old Childress joined the Chiefs staff in 2013, after his head coaching stint with the Vikings and a year as the Browns offensive coordinator.

30 responses to “Report: Brad Childress planning to retire

  1. redlikethepig says:
    January 8, 2018 at 1:59 pm
    A lot of rats jumping into the water. I think that boat is going down.

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    Pat Mahomes in now the Chiefs QB. No Boat will be going down as long as Pat Mahomes is running the show.

  2. Lasting Childress memory…..sending Tahi onto the field as the 12th man after a TO with under a minute left in NFCCG and barely in FG range with a chance to win it.

    2010 theme “All In”….that went well….

  3. Say what you will about Chilly but his gamble in 2009 was this close to paying off. I couldn’t stand him when he was hired as the anti-Tice in ’06, found him off-putting and arrogant. But I grew to respect him by the end; I was even a little sad for him when he got sacked the next year.

    He went all-in, knowing it might be his only chance as an HC. If not for 12-men in the huddle or Favre throwing across his body or the fumbles in New Orleans, it might’ve turned out different.

  4. This is weird. I JOKINGLY thought to myself this past weekend that the super bowl is being played in the house that Brad Childress built.

    I didn’t even know he was still in the NFL.

  5. Will be best known for

    Trading Randy Moss without Zygi Wiff’s permission
    Getting into arguments with Brett Favre and Percy Harvin
    Being villified by Minnesota fans and media

    Will not be missed in Minnesota.

  6. Maybe he can come back to MN to make sure there aren’t 12 men in the huddle on the Vikings’ game ending drive against the Saints this weekend.

  7. It’s a shame that Childress doesn’t get more recognition and appreciation for building the current team that Zimmer simply had to inherit.

  8. So Chilly will be taking the fall for Big Red…Andy couldn’t win the big game in Philly and won’t in KC.

  9. stellarperformance says:
    January 8, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    It’s a shame that Childress doesn’t get more recognition and appreciation for building the current team that Zimmer simply had to inherit.
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    I know you’re just trolling but this is too much, even for you. There’s only one or two players on the entire roster that were here when Childress was a coach

  10. Brad Childress is “planning to retire,” and it seems unlikely that coach Andy Reid is going to be able to talk him out of it.
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    Talk him out of it? Everyone knows Reid had to make changes to save his own neck, and Childress was as good a scapegoat as any. I think it went down like this: “Chilly, hand in your playbook, you’re outta here. But you can say you are retiring to save face. Also, do not leave that cactus in your office – take it home”.

  11. KC needs a fresh face, on defense! When are those clowns getting fired or retiring?

    Go Chiefs, in regular season! In post season I just as well be a Browns fan…

  12. stellarperformance says:
    January 8, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    It’s a shame that Childress doesn’t get more recognition and appreciation for building the current team that Zimmer simply had to inherit.
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    Brian Robison is the only guy left from the 09 team. Chili appreciates it though because B Rob has been smashing your Packers for many years.

  13. What, exactly, did Chilly do in KC? Get coffee? Run for lunch? Empty trash cans? I live here and even we don’t know.

  14. redlikethepig says:
    January 8, 2018 at 1:59 pm
    A lot of rats jumping into the water. I think that boat is going down.
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    Like who?
    Chilly retires at 61(not unusual in any profession).
    Nagy gets a HC gig in Chicago(So you’re saying you would stay at your company if another offered you a CEO position?)
    So I ask again, who?

  15. This could be problematic (Chilly’s favorite word, maybe one day he will learn how to use it in a sentence)

    Maybe if the Chiefs don’t need any of their players to be picked up at the airport, it could be time for Brad to step down.

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