Friday, January 6, 2012
Green Bay reunion in K.C.?
By Bill Williamson
Could Joe Philbin and Matt Flynn be a package deal in Kansas City?
I’ve been asked that question a lot in the past two days since ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Philbin, the Green Bay Packers' offensive coordinator, interviewed for the Chiefs’ head-coaching job.
It makes some sense, and if Philbin – who may be a serious candidate – gets the job, I think the possibility will be on the table. Flynn is Green Bay’s backup quarterback and he will be popular as a free agent this offseason. Flynn made a lot of money for himself when he threw for 480 yard and six touchdown passes Sunday against Detroit.
I’m sure there would be mutual interest from Philbin and Flynn in continuing to work together.
But if Philbin, who is also reportedly interviewing in Miami, is hired and does want to pursue Flynn, Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli would have to be on board. Pioli likes incumbent quarterback Matt Cassel.
Of course, there is also still a strong chance that Romeo Crennel — who was named interim coach when Todd Haley was fired after the Chiefs' Week 14 loss to the New York Jets — will be given the job permanently.