Now that Bill Muir has officially retired from the team after rumors ran and were then shot down, the team has come out with some official quotes from its most public faces to support its offensive coach. Muir retired yesterday at the age of 69, and the Chiefs' official release even says that Romeo Crennel wanted the coach to stay on board. However, Muir decided it was time to hang it all up.
“I am excited for Bill as he moves into retirement,” Crennel said. “I have known him for a long time and he is one of the finest coaches I’ve ever been around and an even better person. Bill is a very good friend and I have a great deal of respect for the way he worked. It was a privilege to work alongside him.”
Muir apparently likes Crennel a lot himself and gave the coach a commendation before signing off.
"It has been an honor to be a part of this great league for so long," Muir said. "Over the years I've made a lot of great friends and worked with many talented players and coaches. This was a personal decision for me, the timing was right. The Chiefs are in great hands with Romeo and Scott and I wish them nothing but the best.”
Scott Pioli joined in the friendly banter with his own praise for Muir.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Bill,” said Pioli. “I have worked with him for a long time and have witnessed him develop a number of very good football players. His contributions are very much appreciated and he will be missed. We wish him the best moving forward.”
Muir is retiring after 47 years of coaching and scouting in the game of football.