Log Out | Member Center



Chiefs’ Reid meets with Brad Childress

  • Kansas City Star
  • Published Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at 9:59 p.m.

— Brad Childress was in Kansas City Wednesday to meet with new Chiefs coach Andy Reid. A source close to the situation said Childress wasn’t under consideration as offensive coordinator but another job on Reid’s offensive staff.

Childress, 56, was on Reid’s staff with the Eagles for seven seasons, three as offensive coordinator, before leaving to become the coach of the Minnesota Vikings.

After being fired by the Vikings in 2010, he spent last season as the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns.

Another former member of Reid’s staff in Philadelphia, Pat Shurmur, also doesn’t appear to be a candidate for offensive coordinator. Shurmur was an offensive assistant for Reid and the Eagles for 10 seasons and spent the last two seasons as the Browns’ coach.

The Chiefs have interviewed Ray Farmer and John Dorsey for the vacant general manager’s position.

Farmer, 38, is the Chiefs’ director of pro personnel. Dorsey, 52, is Green Bay’s director of college scouting.

Farmer was a linebacker for the Eagles for three seasons in the 1990s but his playing career ended in 1998, the year before Reid arrived in Philadelphia. He joined the Chiefs in 2006 after four years as a scout with the Atlanta Falcons.

Dorsey started his personnel career as a scout with Green Bay in 1991. Reid joined the Packers as an assistant coach the next year. The two worked together in Green Bay until 1999, when Reid left for Philadelphia.

Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt and Reid have been conducting the interviews with general manager candidates. Both have said Hunt will make the decision on which candidate the Chiefs would hire.

Both the new general manager and Reid will report directly to Hunt. That’s a change from the old structure where the coach reported to the general manager and the general manager to Hunt.

The Chiefs, who finished 2-14 last year, fired coach Romeo Crennel the day after the season ended. They parted ways with general manager Scott Pioli later in the week, shortly after agreeing to terms of a five-year contract with Reid.

Subscribe to our newsletters

The Wichita Eagle welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views. Please see our commenting policy for more information.

Have a news tip? You can send it to wenews@wichitaeagle.com.

Search for a job


Top jobs