[KC Chiefs.com] As expected, the Chiefs officially named Charlie Weis as their offensive coordinator today.
Weis worked with head coach Todd Haley years ago when both were assistants with the New York Jets. More importantly, Weis’ offense is almost an exact copy of Haley’s. Haley said he doesn’t want to disrupt offensive continuity after the Chiefs made late-season progress.
Weis was the offensive coordinator for New England from 2000 through 2004, when the Patriots won three Super Bowls and current Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli was Patriots’ personnel director.
From there, he moved on to Notre Dame. He coached five seasons and finished with a 35-27 record. But the Irish went 3-9, 7-6 and 6-6 in his final three years and he was fired after the 2009 season.
Since the Chiefs finished the regular season with a 4-12 record by beating the Broncos 44-24 in Denver, Haley made two changes to the staff, firing defensive line coach Tim Krumrie and offensive line assistant Joe D’Alessandris.