Posted on: December 13, 2011 9:12 am

The Daily Shoutout: Josh McDaniels in new light

OPENING HIT: Remember when Josh McDaniels was the laughing stock of football for drafting Tim Tebow in the first round? I was one of the people who called him a moron. Now it seems many of us were wrong, at least in the short term we were. Tebow has evolved into a star and McDaniels is now getting a second look from teams looking for a head coach.

Now, McDaniels isn't a hot candidate. He is, after all, the offensive coordinator on a team that has maybe the worst offense in modern freaking football history. But that Tebow thing...I can tell you teams compiling head coaching lists have him as a person of interest and it's all because of Tebow. What was once considered a farce of a pick has for obvious reasons put McDaniels in a different place, a better place.

It isn't shocking that yes, indeed, the Kansas City Chiefs will take a look at McDaniels because of the Scott Pioli-McDaniels, Patriots connections. But I don't think Pioli can justify it to the Chiefs fan base. Pioli's next hire has to be a good one or it will be Pioli next looking for a job.

Here's what I think will happen. Pioli will hire a mid-level coach, a coach Pioli can control, and then have that coach hire McDaniels as offensive assistant head coach. Or some such title. I guess what I'm saying is I think McDaniels will end up in Kansas City with a slightly elevated title.

McDaniels deserves credit for Tebow and he's getting it from league people who are normally cynical and loath to give credit. That pick might give him a new life somewhere.

Category: NFL
Tags: Chiefs, Tebow
Posted on: September 13, 2009 11:20 am
Edited on: September 13, 2009 11:48 am

Matt Cassel

BALTIMORE - Matt Cassel is inactive which is smart on the part of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Cassel warmed up wearing a large brace on his left knee. His throws were fine but Cassel looked fairly immobile.

It would've been insane to play Cassel against the Ravens on basically one leg.

The Ravens would've destroyed him. It wasn't worth it.

Good luck Brodie Croyle.
Category: NFL
Tags: Chiefs
Posted on: January 13, 2009 6:13 pm

Chiefs Will Win Super Bowl Within Five Years

That's how good Scott Pioli really is.

Bill Belichick is the man who makes the Patriots tick but don't underestimate how good Pioli himself was for New England.

He'll stock the Kansas City roster with great players and rebuild the entire fabric of the Kansas City organization for the better. And he'll do it quickly.

Pioli is one of the most valuable pieces of intellectual property in all of football.

OK, drooling time over.

See you in the Super Bowl in 2013, Chiefs fans.
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Tags: Chiefs
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