KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 24: Receiver Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs hands the ball to head coach Romeo Crennel after scoring a touchdown during the game against the Oakland Raiders on December 24, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator is...still unfilled. We don't know who it is but this update actually has a little bit of news. GM Scott Pioli talked with the guys at Sirius XM NFL Radio on Wednesday and was of course asked about the vacant offensive coordinator position.
"From the offensive coordinator position, we're talking internally, we're talking externally," Pioli said. "There's a lot of moving parts here as you know right now because even though there's been a lot of changes there are a lot of people remaining under contract with other teams that...they don't have to necessarily give you permission if they don't want. So it's still fluid right now."
So what can we learn from this? A couple of things, maybe.
First, they're talking to people on the outside and inside. Who is already on the staff that's a candidate? Muir says he won't be the OC again. Jim Zorn seems unlikely to get the job, according to Sam "Time Traveler" Mellinger of the KC Star. Assistant head coach Maurice Carthon is a former offensive coordinator and probably doesn't get enough attention from us as a candidate.
Second, they have candidates that are still under contract with another team. That could be a candidate on one of the Super Bowl teams or that could just be a candidate under contract with another team. Unfortunately, we don't know the names of any of these guys.
So, come to think of it, they're telling us the candidates could actually be anyone -- inside the building, outside the building, out-of-work or under contract with another team. And here I thought we were getting some real news...