From the Addict Posts. Props to reader Spillman69 for a nice read.
I was at my daughters swim practice the other day and I had a brief but interesting conversation with one of the other dads. He is a college scout for a NFL team so I asked him what he thought of the Chiefs draft. His response wasn’t what I expected.
He said he didn’t know what the Chiefs did in the draft but they had hit a homerun on the coaching staff. He had a great deal of respect for Pioli and Haley already but getting those two coordinators (Weis and Crennell) was huge in his opinion.
I went home disappointed. Thanks for the compliment on the coaching staff but I wanted to hear how bad ass Eric Berry was going to be. I wanted to hear that Dexter McCluster was going to set the league on fire. I wanted to hear that the Chiefs draft was the envy of the league.
After going home and thinking about it, maybe I didn’t hear what I wanted to hear but maybe I heard something better. Maybe what I heard was without a quality coaching staff it doesn’t matter who you draft. Maybe what I heard is a quality draft is predicated on what the coaching staff does with those players once they arrive and without proper structure and guidance any pick could be a failure? That would explain why some teams always seem to have good drafts and some teams always seem to have bad ones, wouldn’t it?
The Chiefs finally have a really smart football guy in charge of the show in Scott Pioli. In a little over a year he has put together a coaching staff full of really smart football guys in Haley, Weiss, Crennel, Carthon, and Thomas to name a few. This staff has the ability to have a huge impact not just on this years draft class but the entire roster.
I don’t know what this upcoming season has in store for us as far as wins and losses go. We certainly have a schedule that appears ripe for the taking. The only thing I am sure of is we are going to be a smart, tough football team that loves to play football!