Few of us know what Brad Childress actually does for the Kansas City Chiefs because we don't know what a "spread game analyst" is. Childress becomes a name this week because the Chiefs visit the Vikings where he was the head coach from 2006-2010.
There was an article from the Star Tribune in Minneapolis recently that shed some light on what Childress does.
The report stated that on game days "Childress communicates primarily with the Chiefs receivers." Given the play of the Chiefs receivers in the past year, that's not exactly a ringing endorsement.
Andy Reid has said before that Childress often works a week ahead of time preparing for the next opponent. The report said the same thing.
In between games, Childress often works ahead on preparing offensive game plans for upcoming opponents.
"We played a Thursday night game [Sept. 17] and then don't play again until Monday night on the road at Green Bay," Childress said. "There will be two Sundays of games pass before we play a game again. But then it's going to be fast and furious again with a short week for Cincinnati. Andy can come through my door this past week and say, ‘Figure out something for Cincinnati. Get me started on Cincinnati.'"
It sounds like Andy Reid just wanted a coach he likes on staff to help with various projects.
So, there you have it. The most detailed report on what Childress actually does is right here.