Monday saw the top three figures in the Chiefs’ leadership pyramid make appearances. After the turmoil of the last month surrounding the organization’s, Clark hunt took to the podium and address a number of issues that we discussed on the Locked on Chiefs podcast today.
Hunt addressed more than the hiring new General Manager Brett Veach. He hinted at the circumstances and his point of view leading up to the departure of John Dorsey. Hunt expressed his desire to be more involved in the major decision making and the focus of the future of the club.
Most telling, Hunt expressed the need for him to make a change in the front office in order to bring that side of the football operation up to par with the coaching side of the organization. He relayed that need to the gathered media, saying:
“ He [Andy Reid] is a coach that knows how to get a team to a championship game and then on to a Super Bowl. I have been very, very pleased with the job he has done. I felt that we needed the change in the personnel department if we are going to match the coaching side in terms of the quality of the organization and that is why the decision was made.”
Andy Reid then spoke to the media in St. Joseph. Reid addressed the recent social media comments made by Tamba Hali as well as the topic of OTA and offseason participation that Hali raised.
Monday also saw Head Athletic Trainer Rick Burkholder announce that Dadi Nicolas, Parker Ehinger, and Chris Jones will all begin training camp on the PUP list. While Nicolas was expected to miss camp, Jones’ name was a surprise. Jones had a recent minor injury and scope to address the situation.
The Ehinger situation maybe the more pressing. The timeline for his return from injury is cloudy at best. To take a step forward in 2017, the team may well need Ehinger to return sooner than later.