After one of the most disappointing seasons in Kansas City Chiefs history, CEO Clark Hunt fired head coach Romeo Crennel and GM Scott Pioli. The Chiefs had the worst record in the NFL this season even though several experts picked them to win the AFC West division this season. To make things worst for the KC Chiefs, they had 5 players selected to the Pro Bowl and two players are alternates. That just shows that there is talent on this team and that they greatly underachieved.
Since there is talent on this team, Clark Hunt decided to bring in veteran Head Coach Andy Reid. Andy had just been fired by the Philadelphia Eagles after 14 seasons. He led them to the playoffs in 9 of those 14 seasons and even made it to Super Bowl XXXIX. Andy Reid has more playoff victories than the Kansas City Chiefs organization has had in their entire history. His time had run its course in Philly and he did struggle his last couple of seasons with some good teams. This is the nature of the business in the NFL, even though he has had a great career, all the organization cares about is the now. He wasn’t winning now and they thought it was time for a change. The Chiefs wasted no time in getting him. The Chiefs hired Andy Reid within a week of being fired from the Eagles. He was the hottest coach out there in the free agency pool of head coach’s.
You have to give Clark Hunt credit on going out and getting Andy Reid ahead of the other NFL teams looking for head coaches. Reid had a private jet scheduled to take him to Arizona to interview for that head coaching vacancy. Instead of waiting for Reid to finish that interview, Clark flew to Reid in Philadelphia to talk about the Chiefs vacancy. The rest is history as they came together on a deal and Reid cancelled the rest of his interviews. The Kansas City Chiefs got their next Head Coach and a very good one at that.
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