Former Kansas City Chiefs QB Rich Gannon and current CBS analyst chimed in on the hiring of Charlie Weis.
"This is a really important hire for Todd," Gannon told the Kansas City Star. "There is a lot of carry-over between their systems and their philosophies. I don’t think it will be a hard thing to mesh."
That's the word we've been getting from most of the experts out there. The "fit" is as perfect as it can be.
Gannon's area of expertise is quarterback and, for what it's worth, he believes Weis will be a great hire for Matt Cassel as well.
"Having Charlie will give him someone who can spend a lot of (high-)quality time with the quarterback and help develop that position. That’s what Matt Cassel needs. Nothing against Joel Collier, but he came out of the front office. He wasn’t even meant to coach."
The big question now becomes: How much did Weis have to do with Tom Brady's development? Cassel is in a similar situation with not much experience so I think everyone wants Weis to prove he had a lot to do with his transformation.
I'm not quite sure where he's going with that Collier statement. Collier currently holds the title of assistant GM and comes from (among several other places) New England where he coached the defensive backs.
"It’s always a good thing to add a coach to your staff who’s had a lot of success and won a lot of football games."