Good morning! Not a lot of Kansas City Chiefs news out there this morning. The long, slow offseason is upon us. Hopefully there will be some announcements on staff/GM hires soon. Enjoy.
Andy Reid is looking to his past to fill some key positions on the offensive side of the Chiefs coaching staff, a source close to the situation said.
Reid was talking to former Philadelphia assistant coaches Doug Pederson and Brad Childress about working for the Chiefs. Pederson, an Eagles assistant for the past four seasons, would be either the offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach, perhaps both.
The role for Childress, a member of Reid's staff for seven years earlier in his coaching career, was less certain but he wouldn't serve as coordinator or quarterbacks coach.
QB Spot Andy Reid's Top Priority from ESPN
Altogether, the Chiefs' quarterbacks directed an offense that was last in the NFL in scoring at 13.2 points per game, and failed to score an offensive touchdown in six games.
"Clearly," Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said, "better quarterback play is a priority in 2013."
That's one of the reasons that Hunt targeted Reid to be the Chiefs' next coach.
Mailbag: Will Dwayne Bowe Stay In KC? from ESPN
Chris from San Diego wants to know if Andy Reid will try to keep free-agent receiver Dwayne Bowe,
BW: Good question. Reid has spent money on offense before and he loves receivers. If he thinks Bowe is worth a big deal, I can see Reid really thinking about it. I think the odds of Bowe staying in Kansas City are greater with this regime than had the previous regime been kept.
David Caldwell Named General Manager Of The Jacksonville Jaguars from Yahoo! Sports
With Andy Reid on board to replace Romeo Crennel as head coach, CEO Clark Hunt is searching for a GM to replace Scott Pioli, who departed the organization last week. Packers director of football operations John Dorsey has been believed to be the favorite, but is not the only candidate. 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble and former Browns GM Tom Heckert are also in the mix for the Chiefs' job.
Vermeil Is Controlling The Coaching Carousel? from NFL Spin Zone
Apparently former coach Dick Vermeil has been playing a part in getting numerous fired coaches new jobs. Vermeil was a former coach with both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs as well as the St. Louis Rams.
Vermeil is also good friends with former Eagles coach Andy Reid and supposedly played a part in getting him hired by another one of his former teams according to the website Philly.com.
Datebook Best Bets, Jan. 10 from The Des Moines Register
Variety hosts its 28th annual Black Tie Dinner, a great chance to network, enjoy dinner and cocktails and hear guest speaker Casey Wiegmann, an Iowa native and former Kansas City Chiefs football player. $150 for Young Variety members, $300 for others.
PFT Video: Reid: 'Sometime Change Is Good'
KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Red Zone Reading Celebration