Fans aren’t the only one’s eager to learn more about the candidates interviewed. Players and assistant coaches are interested as well. Thus far, the team has made no official comment on its coaching search since Chairman Clark Hunt and GM Scott Pioli addressed the media following Todd Haley’s dismissal as head coach on December 12th.
“We just have to let the chips fall where they may,” Chiefs Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson said. “We don’t have a say over what goes on, not even a little bit. When it comes down to making a decision, it’s the guys upstairs doing it and they’ll do a great job.
“Whoever comes in or whoever stays, we’ll be ready to play for them next year for sure.”
Berry was lost for the year on Kansas City’s first defensive series of the season. Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson hit Berry with a vicious downfield chop block shortly after the Pro Bowl safety’s knee buckled in run support. Berry’s season was over after just four defensive snaps.
Charles capped off the trifecta in the first quarter of a Week Two loss at Detroit when he was pushed out of bounds by Lions cornerback Chris Houston following a three-yard gain.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy would not confirm that Philbin was interviewing for another position. But he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday that, “I think the world of Joe Philbin. The job that he’s done here speaks for itself.”
It’s unlikely that general manager Scott Pioli would wait a lengthy period of time for Philbin or any other candidate to become available to coach the Chiefs.
After turning the ball over four times at Buffalo on Christmas Eve, Tebow looked tentative Sunday in losing 7-3 to Kansas City and Kyle Orton, whom he couldn’t beat out in camp but still supplanted after the Broncos benched and then released Orton earlier this season. Tebow held on to the ball, passing up wide open receivers or taking a sack. He completed just 6 of 22 passes for 60 yards and a career-worst 20.6 passer rating.