As the Kansas City Chiefs continue their coaching search, Adam Schefter is reporting that Joe Philbin, the offensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers, is the latest among many to receive an interview from Scott Pioli and Clark Hunt as they find Todd Haley’s replacement. Romeo Crennel is currently the favorite as he went 2-1 as the interim head coach and earned the trust and favor of the players on the team. Still, Pioli will search far and wide to find his own guy before he names someone to the position.
Philbin has been with the Green Bay Packers in some coaching capacity since 2003 and was with the Iowa Hawkeyes before that, perhaps providing some small link through Kirk Ferentz with Pioli. However, it’s Philbin’s work with the incredible Green Bay offense that speaks for itself. Philbin should be a hot candidate simply for his association with Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Green Bay offense.