A head-scratching news item was revealed last weekend, just before Kansas City’s season finale against the Raiders. It was reported and then confirmed that Charlie Weis would be leaving his position as offensive coordinator of the Chiefs for the same role at the University of Florida. Because Weis was not ascending in the coaching ranks — and arguably descending going from the NFL to college — many people wondered what sparked the move.
The carefully crafted public relations message conveyed was that Weis was moving to Florida to coach along with his son who is going to be a freshman in Gainesville. I never believed that nonsense, as only a sucker would, but I still wondered what the real reason was. Well luckily I got to hear an interview with KCSP host Nick Wright on JT The Brick’s Show on FOX Sports Radio, and let’s just say Wright did not hold back. Check out all the information he offered that most people would be afraid to say:
They bold-faced lied everybody. Todd Haley said it’s ‘bittersweet’ for me and that it’s purely family. That may or may not be true, here’s a few facts for you — Weis and Haley screamed at each other throughout the season. A handful of different players compared it to a bitter married couple. That’s a fact.
What’s also a fact, is that Charlie Weis is as egotistical, and worries more about who gets the credit than any coach I’ve ever been around. And it is not a shock to me at all that Charlie Weis left for Florida. You think the Chiefs wanted this [news] out? The Chiefs don’t let us talk to their players half the team. Charlie Weis let them leak it.
Instead of on Monday after the season ended before the playoffs, say ‘hey, this is what I’m doing, I’ll answer questions once, I’m done’ he’s never said a word about it. He let them leak it two days before the game and then Haley had to answer questions about it and Weis still hasn’t answered questions about it. … If that’s not a distraction, then distractions don’t exist.”
Whatever distractions they had last weekend surely have passed now that the Chiefs have a playoff game coming up. I’m not as concerned about KC’s playoff chances as I am about finding out the real story. The real story is that Weis and Haley did not get along and that’s why Weis is leaving. I don’t care what kind of rhetoric they spew; this is the story I’m believing, because the other one made little sense.Google+
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