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Saturday, November 10, 2012
Should Chiefs talk to M. Schottenheimer?

By Bill Williamson

It’s that time of year. Rumor time.

There was a radio report that Kansas City owner Clark Hunt met with former coach Marty Schottenheimer at the team’s offices Friday. That would please Chiefs fans, because Schottenheimer is one of the most popular figures in team history.

The Chiefs strongly deny it is true. I believe them.

However, I do find it plausible that Hunt could have met with Schottenheimer, 69, or that the former coach could meet with the team in the future. Perhaps Schottenheimer could be in the team’s plan in a major role if changes are made. Regardless, I could see Hunt relying on Schottenheimer as a sounding board. Schottenheimer knows Kansas City and he knows the NFL. He could offer good advice for Hunt in a difficult time.

Again, the Chiefs deny anything happened Friday. But I do think it is worth keeping an eye on the situation as the season continues to unravel in Kansas City. When a team is 1-7 and there such uproar in the fan base, I think all options are on the table.