December 2008 - Kansas City Chiefs Wiretap
Kansas City Also Wants Scott Pioli
In addition to the Cleveland Browns, the Kansas City Chiefs have also officially asked for permission and are free to speak with Scott Pioli, according to an NFL source. The Browns have also officially requested permission to speak with Patriots' offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for their head coaching vacancy.
Chiefs' LJ: 'It's Time For Me To Go'
Kansas City running back Larry Johnson was so unhappy after the team's season-ending loss to Cincinnati that he signaled an end to his run with the team. "It has everything to do with the environment," Johnson said. "The city is tired of me, and the organization and I have run our course together. It's time to move on for me. There could be 100 changes. It's time for me to go."
Edwards: Chiefs Will Compete Next Season
Kansas City coach Herm Edwards believes that his young team has a chance to compete in 2009. "I see them competing next year," Edwards said of the 2-13 Chiefs. "I think this is going to be a good football team next year. I really do. That's just my opinion. I think the players feel that way, too."
Sources: Chiefs' Edwards Won't Resign
Chiefs' coach Herm Edwards reportedly has no intention of stepping down from his position, but sources say he may not have the energy to deal with changes in the front office. Kansas City owner Clark Hunt has commenced a search for a new general manager after Carl Peterson resigned Monday. Edwards will wait on a resolution that brings more clarity to his future, the sources said.
Could Pioli End Up In Kansas City?
The Chiefs haven't identified any potential candidates to replace Carl Peterson as general manager, but New England's Scott Pioli could end up the team's target. "I want somebody who's a shrewd evaluator of football talent," Hunt said. "(His) job will be 24/7 to think about the football team. That's the most important quality. Obviously I'm looking for a strong leader, a good communicator, preferably somebody who has experience in building a winning NFL team." Pioli, New England's vice president of player personnel, could fulfill most of those qualities.
Chiefs' GM Peterson Resigns Amid 2-12 Season
Chiefs 'president and general manager Carl Peterson will step down at the end of the NFL season. "On behalf of my family and the entire Kansas City Chiefs organization, I want to thank Carl for his two decades of service to the Chiefs," owner Clark Hunt said in a written statement. "Both Carl and I agreed that immediately initiating the search for the next Chiefs' general manager would be the best thing for the future of the organization, and he will be resigning following the 2008 season."
Edwards: Wins Are Better Than Draft Position
Chiefs' coach Herm Edwards believes that winning games is better than the draft position that comes along with losses. "Fans have a right to their opinion," Edwards said in reference to "tanking" the remainder of the season. "The fans make the game. They're involved with their football team, and they have emotion. But players and coaches always want to win. That will be our intent the next few weeks. "We're going to pick regardless, and we'll get some good players like we did this year."
Bailey A Game-Time Decision, Big Day For Chiefs' Bowe?
Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey is a game-time decision for Sunday's battle with the Chiefs after missing five games with a groin injury. "I think I've progressed, but the thing is it's moving so slow. It's very frustrating but I've got to deal with it as it is," Bailey said. Denver already has a porous defense, and would be further weakened by the absence of Bailey once again. That could mean a big day for Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City's top receiver.