You know, Marty Schottenheimer.He was in town recently for his book signing and told USA Today he’s been in contact with Chiefs owner Clark Hunt.
The question being, did he talk to Hunt about a JOB?
Imagine Schottenheimer teaming with former Chiefs coach and Steelers Super Bowl coach Bill Cowher.
That sounds great, but could it actually happen?
Marty might make a better head coach than a GM. He hasn’t held that job before, but it could work. Hey, nothing could be worse than where we’re at today.
Marty would be 70 when he takes over and he’d have a ton of work to do. Decisions about the draft, who he keeps as the new head coach if it’s not Cowher, finding a new quarterback, new system, new defensive coach, new everything.
Well, he kinda did before, more than 20 years ago, but has the NFL passed Marty by?
Cowher has spoken highly of the Chiefs on TV and even defended Matt THE FRANCHISE Cassel. There could be something going on there as well. Cowher actually said just three weeks ago – and I heard it – “Hey, the Chiefs could come back and get into the playoffs.”
He sounded t0 me like a man who might want a job as head coach in KC.
We all know older coaches that come back usually fail and hard. Especially guys who have been away from the game a few years. And both these men are very wealthy – multimillionaires – and are respected as winners already, especially Bill.
But maybe they’re bored and want one more shot at the brass ring.
Dick Vermeil came back after a long NFL vacation and won one for St. Louis. But he didn’t fare as well in KC with a overall poor showing. The phony 2003 year was all Vermeil had to smile about for his time here which ended very badly.
The Chiefs have been terrible ever since.
Marty had a nice long ride with good success, but couldn’t win in the playoffs. When he left, the Chiefs were never a Super Bowl threat again. So he brings back warm fuzzy feelings to the fans.
Does Cowher want to become an 80 hour a week coach again? Does he have that in him still after all these years of television, a softer life, family and a big bank account? Maybe. Bill’s only 55 and he might just be ready to rock.
But clearly going after a younger coach and experienced but hungry GM makes more sense.
Staffers at Arrowhead have told me that, “Clark puts things off because he doesn’t like to make the big calls. Even his desk has notes and paperwork lying on it for for weeks and months (Hey, so does mine).”
Clark lacks the passion his father had.
Clark wants SOMEONE to turn the mess over too ASAP. It’s clear Scott is history, Romeo will be gone and Matt gone (maybe he stays as backup but doubt it – he wants out as well).
Fans will respond positively to either or one of these guys – Schottenheimer or Cowher.
I believe these men would get the team going again. The fan base would return. Right now the fans are in full revolt. The street fan is even saying “Our team stinks, I’m done.”
This move could heal that wound for now.
Hey, we get to watch our Chiefs on Monday Night Football tonight against the Steelers.
Some book’s have taken this one off the betting line because, you know, who’s gonna take KC?’
Enjoy the game. The watch party has begun for Marty, Bill or our next savior.