The Kansas City Chiefs are just three days into their offseason, but GM Scott Pioli isn’t wasting any time in attempting to fill the vacant position of head coach.
Pioli has already conducted “several interviews” and next up is Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, according to Adam Schefter.
With so many jobs open around the league, it was just a matter of time before Philbin’s name started to surface for more head coaching jobs. After all, he is in charge of one of the most effective offensive attacks the NFL has seen in quite some time.
No matter where Philbin ends up — Kansas City or otherwise — the rumors about Packers backup QB Matt Flynn following him will rampant. I mean, who would know the best way to make sure Flynn is successful than the man that coached him his entire career? It’s similar to those that want Josh McDaniels to be the Chiefs offensive coordinator to help get Matt Cassel back on track.
There’s no doubting what he has done in the league, but is Philbin really ready to be a head coach? As impressive as Green Bay has been, I have a hard time giving the majority of credit to anyone other than head coach Mike McCarthy.
After just failing — by Pioli and owner Clark Hunt’s standards — with a hot assistant in Todd Haley, do they really want to go down that road again?