The Chiefs made it official this afternoon that Charlie Weis will become the Chiefs’ new offensive coordinator. Earlier this week, Haley wouldn’t come out and say for sure that Weis was the guy, but you could tell this was the direction they were headed. There was a rumor it could happen yesterday, but I’m thinking they waited until the BCS title game was complete.
This will be Weis’ 16th year in the NFL and 32nd overall. He’s been to five Super Bowls and has won four of those. At Notre Dame where he started out promising, but failed the last couple of years, Weis was 35-27. Keep in mind, while it may be Weis calling the plays, his offensive philosophy is very similar to Todd Haley’s and Weis will run a Chiefs offense that struggled all season with dropped passes. However, as the season went on, the offense improved with the insertion of Jamaal Charles at running back and the improved play of Matt Cassel.
Weis previously served as offensive coordinator for New England (2000-04). He also served as an assistant coach for the Patriots from ‘93-96. During his tenure with the Patriots, New England made four Super Bowl appearances and won three Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX). Weis also spent three seasons with the N.Y. Jets (’97-99), where he worked with current Chiefs head coach Todd Haley as a member of Bill Parcells’ staff. He served as offensive coordinator his final two years with the Jets and helped the club earn a berth in the ‘98 AFC Championship Game, one of six conference championship game appearances during his pro coaching career.