Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs, Todd Haley and Scott Pioli Have Every Right To Be Irate

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 05:  Offensive coordinator Charlie Weis of the Kansas City Chiefs walks on the field prior to the game against the Denver Broncos on December 5, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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John BartramCorrespondent IIJanuary 2, 2011

Every person has a right to do what they want with their own lives when it comes to the profession they have chosen.

Also, nobody knows what goes on behind the scenes in any business, and that includes an NFL franchise.

I am obviously referring to the sudden departure of offensive coordinator Charlie Weis. 

With that said, it seems unfair to me that a team, be it professional or collegiate, should be allowed to talk to coaches while they are still in the middle of the season, or more importantly, the postseason.

No matter what is said in public, this can only be a distraction to a young team that is going to the playoffs for the first time in a number of years.  Many of these players have never worked under anyone except Weis.

Maybe he has good reason to leave.  On the surface, as a fan, I think he's a scumbag.  Sorry, that's just the way the story is sitting with me.

Additionally, maybe it works out best for the Chiefs.  Quite frankly, I've written a number of articles expressing my displeasure, or confusion, at the play-calling for what should be a dynamic offensive football team.

We'll forget the whole concept of "honoring contracts."  That's silly in both directions in the NFL. I could care less. What I do care about is the team.  They will now have their third offensive coordinator (fourth if you count Chan Gailey) in three years.

I am speculating about what is taking place behind the scenes.  So is everyone except the people who actually know.  I can only cast judgments from where I sit, the same place you do.

I think it stinks.

The speculation will start about Weis's replacement immediately.  In fact, it already has.  Josh McDaniel's name has come up. 

Right now, I don't really care.

Weis is going to continue to "coach" through the end of the regular season.  That would be tomorrow or today depending on when you read this.  As written, he will continue as long as the Chiefs are in the playoffs.

Personally, I doubt that.  I would not be surprised to see him gone by the time you're reading this.

In fact, as far as I'm concerned, with the information I have, limited as it may be, go.  And, don't let the door to Arrowhead Way hit you in the fat ass on the way out.



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