The Chiefs are undeniably on the upswing after year two of the Pioli/Haley regime. But the one turd in the proverbial punchbowl is the team’s revolving door at offensive coordinator.
PFT asked G.M. Scott Pioli about Charlie Weis’ short-lived stay.
“I don’t think you enter any relationship thinking it’s going to be a short-term relationship, especially when someone is under contract. It changes, there’s nothing you can do about it, you adjust to it as you have to. That’s life,” Pioli said.
Pioli cited the need to have a great developmental program throughout the organization, from the coaching staff, to scouts, to players. He said the Patriots do a great job being ready for people to leave without letting their system grow weaker.
Pioli also noted that there are plenty of successful teams where the head coach is also the playcaller. It sounds like that’s the direction coach Todd Haley will take after promoting Bill Muir to offensive coordinator. Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star believes Haley may have stumbled into the best situation possible with Weis’ departure. We’re not so sure.
“Play-calling is an art,” Haley said Friday. “It’s instinctual. There are guys that are good at it and guys that aren’t so good at it. That’s why I’ve said this hasn’t been at the top of the list of importance right now for me — who is actually going to call the plays.”