One on the interesting dynamics that's arisen in the wake of the Kansas City Chiefs hiring of Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel is the question of whether one or both of the two new coordinators might be looking for a head coaching job - specifically, the Chiefs head coaching job.
Last week, Jason Whitlock of the Kansas City Star critiqued Todd Haley and the staff he's created because, as Whitlock writes, "Given the previous working relationship of Pioli, Weis and Crennel — and Weis’ oversized ego — it would be a seamless transition for Pioli to install Weis as head coach midway through the 2010 season or at the start of 2011."
Former Chiefs QB and current NFL Network analyst, Trent Green, does not believe a situation like that will crop up.
Speaking on Between the Lines on 810 WHB, Green said speaking with some of the other NFL Network analysts, "I think it's unanimous though that Todd doesn't have to look over his shoulder for Charlie or Romeo trying to be the head coach. "
"I think the biggest question we've had over the last few days is how that dynamic is going to work. I know Todd Haley is the head coach but you have three people in Scott Pioli, Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel that all have a background together. I'm not trying to stir the pot...I just don't know where that comfort level is. How does all that mesh together?"
Well, the relationship between Pioli, Weis and Crennel is continually cited but people (i.e. Trent) forget that the relationship with Haley, Weis and Crennel goes back a decade as well. Pioli may have the more recent familiarity with these coaches in New England, but it's not like Haley hasn't used both of them as sounding boards throughout his rise from NFL assistant to head coach.
Again, the Parcells tree of coaching usually doesn't operate like that. These guys are "fiercely loyal" as Haley has said and I don't think this type of situation will arise in Kansas City.