La Canfora: Andy Reid-Chiefs Is Imminent

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More sources are reporting that a deal between Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs is going to get done and get done today.

The latest from Jason La Canfora:

 

 

The “not” there was a mistake.

 

It looks like the announcement will be made official any time now. Andy Reid will be the next head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Topics: Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • Brady Warshawsky

    Fire Pioli!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasonfseibel Jason Seibel

    That’s what I’m talking about! Great job Clark!

  • ladner morse

    Q: Can Andy Reid and Scott Pioli co-exist?
    A: I don’t think so.

  • sidibeke

    Now, can’t wait to see what his staff looks like and to learn of Pioli’s fate.
    If the gameday live-threads weren’t exciting, at least the kickoff to the offseason is!

    • http://fansided.com Zach

      I’m more curious about his staff since the Chiefs made a huge mistake with Dabbol. Lets hope he doesn’t hire an OL coach to run the defense like he did in Philly

      • http://twitter.com/biglump007 Leon Ritz

        Hearing a lot that his staff will include Shurmur as OC and Brad Childress in some capacity

        • sidibeke

          And Heckert as GM. Bye bye Pioli (does make you wonder why Scott was in on the meetings).

          • Talicore

            Humiliate him further hopefully

        • Chief Hokie

          Where’d you hear that? I wonder if Reid would need an oc

        • chiefridgy

          I like the thought of Brad Childress

        • Michael Shaw

          I only like Childress if he comes in ready to run the 3-4 which is what we are currently built for???? Does anyone know what is base is?

  • mg2098

    I think Chiefs fans were looking more for a breath of fresh air instead of a retread coach. Im ok with Andy Reid, but not overly excited. Although the Andy Reid hire almost assures us as fans a chance to see what Geno Smith can do in a West Coast NFL offense. Maybe in a couple of years we have our own #12 to call our own. Here’s to wishful thinking.

    • toperspective

      My sentiments exactly. Not thrilled, not angry. But Pioli has got to go.

      • mg2098

        True. Pioli must go. Most fans in KC were fooled into thinking that Pioli was an excellent evaluator of talent back in 2009. I think after these past four seasons it is clear that we were all terribly wrong, and Bilichick was the brains in NE. I will give Pioli credit in a sense that he was able to get MOST of our best players under team friendly contracts. BUT I dont think I will ever let the release of Brandon Carr go. He was and is a top 5 CB in this league, and Pioli shoulda paid the man. If Pioli has his powers reduced to contract negotiations, and college scouting I’m ok that he stays. In that role he has no say in player draft picks or setting rosters. In the same breath I also feel that a reduced role with the amount of money he’s making is not feasible, and he really should go. He has not done enough for this franchise to be retained. Who knows maybe Pioli restructures his contract to reflect his lessened responsibilities.

        • chiefridgy

          Brandon Carr wanted to be a Dallas Cowboys since he was a little kid. He was going to matter how much money we threw at him

          • mg2098

            I think if KC offered him the same contract the Cowboys did Carr would still be a Chief. Hell its an identical contract to Brandon Flowers. All NFL player have a team that they grew up loving, but the NFL is a business, and most players flock to the money. I think Carr wanted to be a Chief, but the money wasn’t right. Maybe he was just lying to his Chiefs fans on twitter throughout his contract year, but that not the perception I got

          • chiefridgy

            I think you are a little delusional. If car wanted to be here he would be here.

          • mg2098

            Things are never that cut and dry. If Pioli wanted to pay him top CB money Carr would be a Chief. That didn’t happen. End of story

          • yeahok

            he did offer top cb money, even jones admitted that he overpaid for carr, who is NOT a top cb, and his play this year proved this. go to pff if you dont believe this

          • mg2098

            Oh so now we know how much Carr was offered by the Chiefs?? Well how much? Do tell. And Carr came up in the clutch when Dallas needed him too. With a Rookie on the other side and leaning a new defense I think Carr earned his money. No Dallas fan is complaining about how Carr played.

          • Justin R Groth

            Don’t mean to get in the way but your assuming he didn’t offer Carr good money, so how are you gettingad at some assuming he did?

          • chiefridgy

            That’s the end of the story that you’re writing.

          • sidibeke

            KC couldn’t have offered him the same contract. If we sign Carr to that, we don’t even have the chance to re-sign Bowe (hopefully we will do now or get Wallace as some suggest), other FAs (e.g., Albert). That would have simply been too much $ invested in our corners.

          • mg2098

            How much is too much to spend on corners? The NFL has changed, and shutdown corners are as important now as franchise QB’s. We spent 21 mil on a 3 year deal for a bum out of Oakland (Routt) then just released him. Routt still getting paid sitting at home. Most of that money was up front. Why not give a proven player 51 mil on 5. Bowe still could have been signed with our cap space. The bigger question is…is Bowe worth top 5 WR money? I say no way. Is Carr worth his contract? Absolutely. Bowe is good but not great. I think I’d much rather go after a Greg Jennings in FA

          • sidibeke

            One of the AA writers did a breakdown on what spending the $ Dallas did on Carr would have done to KC’s ability to sign future FA’s, etc. Sorry I don’t have the exact link, but it would have tied the Chiefs’ hands considerably.
            And 2 shutdown corners do not guarantee success (see our future HC’s former team).

          • mg2098

            Im sure the way the roster sits now it would have. Im also sure the writer included Routt’s contract too which would not have been included if Carr was signed. The corners in Philly do not compare to that of which Flowers and Carr had. Both Flowers and Carr can tackle and cover. Cant say the same about any of the three CB’s the Eagles had. Samuel probably being the best rode the bench. It was clearly evident Carr was sorely missed this year.

          • Chief Hokie

            I completely agree.

          • chiefridgy

            Car was missed but that’s the only true statement I’ve heard you say on here. Why speculate about how much money this and how much money that when you and I don’t have any clue. The actual fact of the matter is Brandon Carr is a Dallas cowboy because he wanted to be.

          • mg2098

            Carr was loyal to the 51 mil. Dallas gave him what he wanted not KC. That is why he’s in Dallas. I think most people would agree. Money talks. Pioli could have paid the man. I think most fans also were clamoring for Carr to be resigned over Bowe. Just saying.

          • chiefridgy

            Re sign carr over bowe ….That’s crazy talk….Maybe u should stop thinking for a bit…..

          • mg2098

            Hey dont get me wrong I like Bowe, but he is just too inconsistent with the easy catches. Against top CB’s he has a tendency to completely disappear as well. I just don’t think he’s going to be worth his asking price whatever it may be. If hes around Vincent Jackson dollars which was 5 year 50 mil, but no Larry Fitz. If Jennings is a FA I’d much rather have him.

          • chiefridgy

            Easy catches? He’s got a quarterback that either throws the ball over his head or in the dirt If he can even find him at all …..and Bowe , One of the best receivers in chiefs history (with crappy quarterbacks), is inconsistent??? Come On Man!

          • mg2098

            Being the best receiver in Chiefs history isn’t saying a whole lot. He is good not great. I can easily come up with a list of 15+ current WR I’d rather have on the roster in that #1 spot. Thats why I don’t pay the guy top 5 money. His value just isn’t there.

          • chiefridgy

            I said ONE of the best…He’s not that bad.

          • Michael Shaw

            And that is what you get for thinking. When a player wants to play in a specific venue, it doesn’t matter what you throw at him, he is leaving period.

        • toperspective

          Most of us were wrong about Pioli..except Bill Simmons who wrote in 2009. “Worst spin-off of the decade: Joey Tribbiani getting his own show, Heidi Montag’s music career or Scott Pioli getting his own team? (Waiting.) Do you need more time? Fine, you can have more time. Just remember, my peeps back in New England always swore that Belichick made every minor/major decision for the Pats — literally, every single one — while Pioli was along for the ride like DJ Jazzy Jeff. Actually, that’s an insult to DJ Jazzy Jeff. But you get the idea.”

          • mg2098

            Bro I know. I was very excited when we got the hottest gm of the decade back in 2009. I just though maybe Belichick would have wore off on Pioli a little more, but instead we got a monster ego with a low football IQ. Lets trade him for a coach who has control issues lol

    • yeahok

      he brings experience. this chiefs roster has talented stars in their 6th-8th year. they are not as young as people think. they must win now. they need to develop a qb in their new system. they have a top pick. reid is the perfect guy for this, he did it with mcnabb, got boo’d for making the pick.
      he also can get a quality staff kc hasnt seen since vermeil left

  • chiefridgy

    I think I just pissed myself

  • Chief Hokie

    Hell yea! Way to go Clark! I never thought I’d say this, but he’s really starting to impress.

  • Chief Hokie

    If pioli does stay, he’ll probably be in charge of scouting, drafting, and managing contracts, but Reid will get the final say in who is drafted and who is signed and pioli will simply be the one to do the leg work.

    • yeahok

      likely with a reid override on draft day.

      • Chief Hokie

        I also would expect Reid to put some of his own guys in the scouting dept.

        • Brady Warshawsky

          I hope so!

  • Joe Myers

    well I cAn say this he’s done better in his career then the past four head coaches combine say what you say but I think this sis the start of a new chiefs a passing chiefs we can only go up

    • http://powellbailbonds.weebly.com/ big chief

      Last 3 coaches, not 4. Vermiel one a Superbowl.

  • tm1946

    If Reid makes the move to the Chiefs, I would be pleased, more than pleased, almost content. But I am not rushing out to get season tickets yet. There are more issues with this organization than HC. But it is a good first move, what is next? I will ignor we seem stuck with Pioli for the forseeable future. But give Clark credit for trying, A+

  • http://twitter.com/skymuscle83 Skylor Kingrey

    if this is indeed true, I’m not excited at all!! I think this is a bad move by the chiefs and one in 3 years we will be regretting. One positive I do hope for is Pioli will be gone!! I’m not a fan of Reid really at all and I wanted an up and coming guy to come here and make a name as KC head coach. Not a retread from another team who to be honest has been bad the last few years.

  • Randy5k

    HUNT GETS SERIOUS! I LOVE IT

  • obrien5

    What’s taking so long, are they planning on having a news conference to announce? Hope we get the news tonight, tired of waiting.

  • Michael Shaw

    Anything new on this thread????

  • James Denton

    Here’s something for you Chiefs fans! I like the choice of Andy Reid as the Chiefs HC. But my question is if he picks a QB in the draft does he play him or does he go for a veteran in free agency? Does he retain any of our backups as backups or sign others? Here’s my take on this I say he takes a QB in the draft, maybe not at number 1 but a QB somewhere in the 1st or early 2nd, then I have been hearing rumors of him bringing in Mcnabb as a veteran for a year. I don’t see this as I think he goes after Kevin Colb in Arizona before Mcnabb. And with the history of our QB’s I see him retaining none of them but maybe Stanzi if he has anything to offer, or what is the trickshot guys name is it Tanney? What’s your thoughts Chiefs fans?

    • Doc

      I agree that he is going to need a veteran QB to tutor the drafted QB. I cannot see him keeping Cassel or Quinn. Alex Smith would be a good fit for a year or two to teach the draft choice. It also depends on who the coaching staff assistants turn out to be. Te’o would be the best pick with the #1 to compliment Hali, DJ, Houston, Poe, Flowers, and Berry. A QB in the second would be best considering all the other holes (coaching staff and players).

  • Larry Devore

    this has been going on for how long. Make the announcement or move on to the next candidate

  • Outback Chief

    I think Pioli’s fate will be sealed if Andy wants to run the draft

  • Outback Chief

    I think it would be a solid hire much like Marty S. but will he get us to the SB hmmm I doubt it, at least not very for a few years

  • xxxlp

    The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club and General Manager Scott Pioli have mutually agreed to part ways!!!!!!!

  • xxxlp

    The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club and General Manager Scott Pioli have mutually agreed to part ways!!!!!!!

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