I remember when it happened and it still doesn't make sense to me. After the 2007 season, with the Chief in dire need of good football players, they released center Casey Wiegmann. Herm Edwards, at the time, cited the youth movement as the reason.
If it were up to Casey Wiegmann, he never would have left.
Speaking to Alex Marvez and Jim Miller on Sirius NFL Radio Sunday afternoon, Wiegmann said, "It's good to be back home. I wish I would have never left. Kansas City has been good to me and I had to come back here to finish my career and give it another run."
He left Kansas City and went to Denver only to be released two seasons later. The Broncos are moving to a power-running game and wanted to get bigger. "It's just what they told me," he says.
It's kind of ironic that he left Kansas City because the Chiefs wanted to go younger and as he's two years older, he returns to Kansas City.
"They just felt we were getting too old and they wanted to rejuvenate the team and bring in the young guys," Wiegmann says of the Herm-led Chiefs. "And that's not always better. We have a number of veterans on the team -- Mike Vrabel, Brian Waters, myself -- guys with over 10 years experience. You need guys with experience to win ball games. Whether they can play at a top level, you still need team leaders."
Wiegmann addressed a number of topics -- and we'll get to those tomorrow -- but I want to leave you with something he said about the Chiefs new coaching staff.
"They pay attention to small details and and they're not afraid to call you out and pretty much embarrass you on the field if you're going to do something wrong because it needs to be done right. And sometimes that need to happen, especially with these young guys, who might take it for granted. For me going into my 15th year, I've never been to a Super Bowl, I want people to pay attention to those little details and that's what these coaches are all about."