We’re all pretty happy and excited about our 2010 Chiefs and rightfully so but how has this all happened so fast? There are many factors…………….
I believe that we have one of the best possible, quality owners in the NFL and he has committed the organization to being one of the best. He went out and hired the best GM he could possible find and from everything that we know, he supports the organization in every way possible. He’s involved, congratulates the team after games but doesn’t try to run things. He’s hired the right guys and lets them do their jobs. I believe one of the most meaningful pictures that we all saw last Spring was during the draft and you had Haley, Pioli and Hunt all working together in the draft room. Seems like a fantastic brain trust to me.
Then we having Pioli who just seems to be the perfect GM, organizing the team at all levels football, and taking a huge part in the scouting and acquisition of players and coaches. He also doesn’t seem to interfere with the coaches but he’s frequently on the field and keeping close tabs on what’s going on. He’s obviously tremendous support for Haley and the other coaches.
Then we have Haley. He’s dedicated, fiery, intense, knowledgeable and still learning but he seems close to the players and they definitely seem to respect him and have bought into what he is wanting them to do. His early frustrations have shown in many ways but now we see him being able to coach, communicate and keep totally involved with the actual practices and games because he now has a coaching staff around him that he is obviously very comfortable with. I just hope that he’s able to continue to grow into this job and continue to do the fantastic job that he is doing. I would imagine that it gets harder. As he finds, and they are able to obtain, better and better personal, then he will be getting into that position where he has to let go of people that he knows have worked hard and have been a big factor in building this team. This seems to me to be bigger than we can even imagine in our daily lives because he and these people have bled and sweated together and at some point there are going to be players and coaches that he will have to let go.
It does appear that the Chiefs now have one of the best staffs in the NFL. I find it amazing that they’ve been able to put it together so fast. And then, the more success this team has, some of these coaches will be hired away by other teams. It’s just part of the NFL and it appears that the management will handle this well just based on the success that they have already shown. How important are all of the assistants or does it mostly depend on how they are led from the top and do we have other assistant coaches being trained to step in. I believe that we do.
So many factors but I would just find it interesting to see what or who the fans believe is the number one key factor. So let’s take a poll.