DENVER - NOVEMBER 14: Head coach Todd Haley of the Kansas City Chiefs leads his team against the Denver Broncos at INVESCO Field at Mile High on November 14 2010 in Denver Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 49-29. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Throughout the year Kansas City Chiefs
head coach Todd Haley has been complimentary of the KC coaching staff routinely calling it a major reason for the Chiefs success this year. And then of course we heard that offensive coordinator Charlie Weis is leaving for the University of Florida.
Weis' exit leaves a big hole at the offensive coordinator position in Kansas City and no doubt leaves a chink in the coaching staff armor. It's interesting timing then that Haley told Mitch Holthus earlier this week on the Hy-Vee Chiefs Insider Show
that they've got the best coaching staff in the NFL.
"It's huge," Haley said of the coaching staff's impact this year. "As I've said all year, I'm so happy with our staff and the eficiency with which we're working together in all three phases. I really believe we have the best staff in the NFL and I think that's translating into a really well-coached team."
Haley wasn't talking specifically about Weis' exit but we know by now that he was aware of the plans for Weis to exit at this point.
I wonder, after Weis' exit, where that staff ranks. Weis was one of the two big fish Haley caught last year reeling in him and Romeo Crennel. Losing one of those guys puts a dent in your staff and it potentially exposes a larger flaw within the staff if Haley is changing coordinators for the third time in his two years in Kansas City.