As much as I like and respect Brian Waters and his time in Kansas City, the recent episode with the new brain trust in KC doesn't serve him well in any way.
In fact, if it's true that he simply flew into town without calling in advance and expected the new GM and Head Coach to make time in their schedule for him less than 12 hours before the start of free agency, then I have to question Brian's supposed intelligence.
To then throw a tantrum to the media after his brief encounter with his new bosses left him feeling unloved, is to act beneath the dignity of the former NFL Man of the Year we've all come to love and respect.
With 20/20 hindsight, we all now know Pioli and Haley were working on the trade that brought Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel to KC. As a result, Brian looks even sillier than he did the day it happened. I wonder if he ran into Vrabel in the halls of Chiefs HQ while he was caught in the throes of an adolescent meltdown?
Here's the deal, Brian. I understand you were there to offer help and support as an acknowledged team leader. The problem is you were a few months late. The team needed leaders last season—particularly in that fiasco laughingly presented as an NFL game against the Bengals.
REAL Leaders would have shown up then. 2-14 is 2-14.