The Kansas City Chiefs have interviewed current quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn and Oakland Raiders coordinator Al Saunders for its vacant offensive coordinator position. Kansas City is looking to fill the position where it can turn its attention to preparing for the draft and free agency as well as filling out the rest of its coaching staff. Despite the urgency, new head coach Romeo Crennel indicated that he might interview more candidates before making a decision.
"I might interview another one or two" before making a decision, perhaps early next week.
As far as Zorn and Saunders goes, Zorn would be the choice if Crennel desires to keep continuity within its offensive unit. Saunders hire would be viewed as more of a complete overhaul with all of the players being forced to learn a new system.
"If you hire a coordinator, you have to let the coordinator run his program," Crennel said, "and if the program is a different program than what the players are used to, they have to adjust."
The decision is an extremely critical one for Crennel who will also serve as the team's defensive coordinator and will have little time available for offensive decisions. Crennel also indicated that whoever is hired as offensive coordinator would have input on the hiring of several vacant offensive coaching vacancies with the team.