Good morning! We have some movement in the OC search. Can you guess who is a closet Chiefs fan? Oh, and you can read about beer. All of that and more in today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.
Lame-duck former Oakland offensive coordinator Al Saunders met with the Kansas City Chiefs about their open offensive coordinator job, according to Bob Gretz.com.
Saunders has been replaced by Greg Knapp in Oakland, but the Raiders haven't said what they plan to do with Saunders.
Report: Al Saunders Talks To Chiefs from ESPN
"I feel badly because they want me to stay," said Muir, who joined the Chiefs in 2009 as offensive line coach and also served as coordinator last season. "I'm not leaving because of anything that has gone on or is going on or will go on with the Chiefs. This is a personal decision. It's very personal. I've been denying myself a lot of things over the years, but I'm at a point in my life where I want to do some other things.
"I've been denying myself a lot of things over the years ... there's nothing earth-shaking. I'm not going to Egypt to climb the Pyramids yet. That's on my bucket list."
The Kansas City Star reported that Chiefs quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn has interviewed for the offensive coordinator opening. Crennel has been considering candidates for several weeks. The Chiefs reportedly recently denied the Bears permission to talk to Zorn about their quarterbacks coach job, which signaled that the Chiefs could be interested in promoting Zorn.
AFC West Coaching Updates from ESPN
Crennel wanted Muir to stay. Muir, 69, thought things over and even travelled to the Senior Bowl last week as a member of the Chiefs coaching staff. On Wednesday afternoon, however, Muir had reached an official decision regarding his coaching future.
After 34 seasons in the NFL, Muir told his friend that he would retire.
"I am excited for Bill as he moves into retirement," Crennel said. "I have known him for a long time and he is one of the finest coaches I've ever been around and an even better person. Bill is a very good friend and I have a great deal of respect for the way he worked. It was a privilege to work alongside him."
Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Bill Muir Decides To Retire from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs may not have made it to the big game, but Kansas City's beer continues to rack up awards.Boulevard Brewing's Pale Ale and Saison-Brett seized Gold Medals at the 2011 Great American Beer festival. Both beers and their cousin, Boulevard Wheat, are all available in bottles and on draught around the area.
Top Football Cities And The Beer Their Fans Love from The Joplin Globe
Jeff Webb already has trained a handful of professional athletes and made a difference in their play.
Now, the La Quinta High School graduate and former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver wants to help aspiring athletes from the desert realize their dreams.
Webb is hosting a grand opening for his training business, 101 Athletics, on Saturday at the Palm Desert Athletic Club, located at 73-600 Alessandro Drive. He and several of his pro clients will attend the daylong event at the club.
Webb Winning With 2nd Career from The Desert Sun
Up until 1970, the only time you could find "skiing'' and "Super Bowl'' in the same sentence was when Jan Stenerud booted three field goals to help the Kansas City Chiefs upset the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV, and the media reported how the unheralded Norwegian had only learned about football after being lured to Montana State University on a skiing scholarship.
Not Fumbling This Chance from The Boston Globe
The National Collegiate Athletic Association wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by former USC assistant coach Todd McNair, who alleges the organization cost him his job and derailed his career after he was punished for his role in the Reggie Bush case...
...McNair played professional football with the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns. He was hired as USC's running back coach in February 2004.
NCAA Wants Ex-USC Assistant Coach's Lawsuit Tossed from Daily Breeze
Powell's teammate, Iman Smith pulled the surprise by signing with Middle Tennessee State over Florida Atlantic and Florida International...
... It was quite a transformation for Smith, a basketball player who started playing football two years ago. Former Largo standout DexterMcCluster, now with the Kansas City Chiefs, attended the signing ceremony because he knows Smith's family.
Pinellas Park's Jeremy Powell Stays With Florida, Iman Smith Picks Middle Tennessee from The Tampa Bay Times
New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes could walk down the street in downtown Kansas City, the Country Club Plaza or anywhere in Overland Park, where he is building a house, and it's doubtful anyone would recognize him...
...After performing in the fishbowl of New York, Tynes enjoys his incognito status in Kansas City.
"I can cruise anywhere," he said.
"I love it. We hang out a lot at grandma and grandpa's house," he said of his in-laws. "We're building a house there.... That's where we're going to live when we're done. My wife is an undercover Chiefs fan. But so am I.
Pressure Doesn't Faze Giants' Tynes from KC Star
What effect has the Patriot Waste had on the Kansas City Chiefs?
Scott Pioli, Joel Collier, Matt Cassel, Mike Vrabel, Ryan O'Callaghan, Steve Maneri, Matt Gutierrez and Darrell Robertson. They're all ex-Patriots who came to the Chiefs in the past three years. Have they made the Chiefs better or not? And, at what cost?
Vrabel had one good year. Cassel is still too inconsistent to evaluate, or the offensive line hasn't been good enough yet to fairly evaluate him. Two schools of thought and school's still out on that one. However, no one else has made a noticeable difference. Ask yourself, have these Patriots wasted the Chiefs' time... or have the Chiefs invested wisely?
The Patriot Waste II from Arrowhead Addict