Todd Haley’s career as offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs is over after only one season. Charlie Weis has agreed to run the Chiefs offense, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
Weis will be reunited with head coach Todd Haley, with whom he shared an office when both were young assistants with the New York Jets. Weis also will be reunited with Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, who was the Patriots vice president of player personnel when Weis was the offensive coordinator for three Super Bowl championships before going to coach at Notre Dame.
Weis was dismissed last fall with a 35-27 record in five seasons at Notre Dame.
“Charlie’s a guy I have a great amount of respect for as a coach,” Haley said Wednesday at his final news conference of the season. “He’s a coach that system-wise, I would say we’re as close as you can be. Charlie’s a guy I consider a friend and I’ve talked to throughout the year, no different from some of the other guys I lean on for things and advice.”
As I mentioned earlier today, if Jay Cutler weren’t the QB of the Bears, I have a feeling Weis would be headed to Chicago right now. But luckily for the Chiefs he is and this team can move forward with Todd Haley simply as the HC of the KCC.
It will be very interesting to see how Haley adjusts to not calling the plays. Obviously having a close relationship with Weis should help matters, but it is still a situation that needs to be watched closely throughout training camp and especially early in the preseason.