Oct. 09, 2011; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) is seen during warmups before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE

Does Brandon Flowers Want Out Of KC?

So in a season that has had very little highs and what seems like a never ending supply of lows, we’ve got another possible one to pass along. Pro Football Weekly has a piece out today about how upset Chiefs fans are with the team and how they want both Pioli and Crennel fired. Midway through the piece they dropped this little nugget:

A source told PFW that CB Brandon Flowers, who signed a six-year, $49.3 million deal last September, has been telling teammates in the locker room that he would give back all his new money just so he could leave the team.

Now, let me start by saying that I was surprised by that quote. Not surprised that Chiefs players, especially the few that are actually pulling their own weight would be frustrated and fed up with the losing, but surprised that a high character player like Flowers would be walking around the locker room saying things that would be perceived as so hopeless to his teammates. Cue this quote that followed from Derrick Johnson:

“I haven’t heard him saying that,” Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson told PFW. “Brandon Flowers isn’t a problem guy — let’s just get that out there.”

“His locker is right by mine. He’s one of our better players on defense. I didn’t know he said that. He does his talking on Sundays on the field. That’s all we ask of him.”

That sounds more like the Flowers that we know. I’m not sure what to think about this. Anytime there is a media report that sounds fishy that is attributed to an “unnamed source” it should raise red flags. That having been said, elite level players got to be elite because of their competitive spirit. Playing on a team that gets obliterated week in and week out will eventually test the loyalty of any good player. Players want to win, and the harder a guy works the more he’s going to feel like he’s entitled to play for a winner. Flowers is under contract regardless, so its not like the Chiefs are in danger of losing him. However, if their best players develop this kind of an attitude it would be a MAJOR problem with motivation and with resigning future players.

So what do you think, is Flowers THAT unhappy or does this report smell like an unfounded rumor?

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  • Matt Finucane

    How dare you stir up these rumors, Graverson!? Classic media speculation. I say we head down to Pro Football Weekly and burn that place to the ground. WHO’S WITH ME????

    I doubt Flowers has been publicly saying he wants out, but I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he was thinking it. I mean, how could he not?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

      If this story is true I think I might cry

  • VenTorPraisE

    Hope this isn’t true. How about start channeling that energy to get guys motivated Flowers? Instead of weeping about wanting out of adversity? {If true of course}

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  • tm1946

    When you have a owner who is less talkative than Calvin Cooledge, GM with all the exec of year awards anyone could want and not a clue, a HC who is vacant, and a team who is underpreforming, rumors abound. Just come with the territory.

  • Priest4Prez

    I want to buy me a Flowers jersey sooooo……sigh. I was hoping this wasn’t coming but they might all leave us. I was enjoying the marriage to this current group of players too. sheesh

  • chiefridgy

    Just 1 more reason to fire pioli…. running off all the good players

  • William Campbell

    Don’t believe this 4 1 damn second

  • KCMikeG

    Makes no sense at all. He knows he has 4 more years on his contract so what would be the point of saying something like that in front of the team? Is that going to make things better for him somehow? Not. It would only make a bad situation worse. Besides he was one of the players supporting RAC as HC. He missed camp and the 1st game and has been slowed by his foot bruise so I wouldn’t think he would be wanting to throw the team under the bus knowing he hasn’t done everything he could to make a difference. Matt is right though that he is probably thinking it. But saying it is a whole new level of pointlessness.

  • Chiefswatch

    Sounds bogus to me. Something like this might be said in confidence to one other person but broadcasting it in the locker room? No