You may remember the whole Brian Waters vs. Todd Haley fiasco from just before training camp. Waters allegedly gave Jason Whitlock an exclusive interview on an encounter with Haley in which the Chiefs new coach offended Waters by telling him that “22 players off the street could win 2 games.” The quote has been a rallying cry for the anti-Haley and anti-Pioli crowd.
What really happened during the conversation between Waters and Haley we never found out, for Haley refused to speak about it and Waters, well, refused to speak at all. Waters has refused to speak to the media since June.
Well, the season is over and today Waters broke his silence. Thanks to Bob Gretz we have some quotes.
“From where we started to yesterday, we definitely saw some growth,” said Waters. “I wouldn’t say there was considerable growth, because we didn’t get enough wins. But I think you saw some growth and I think it’s something people should be optimistic about.
“It’s always good to end on a high note.”
Why has he been silent?
“With all the stuff in the off-season, I just wanted to stand out of the way and just do my job and allow this whole situation to show itself,” Waters said. “I didn’t want to get in the way. I wanted people to see this program for themselves. I didn’t want to be in the middle of it. I didn’t want to be a distraction. It was a good year for me to focus on my own job and working with some of these young guys to get better.”
Head over to Bob Gretz.com for more. He also plans to have more from Waters tomorrow so look ot for that in The Morning Fix.