GAILEY RELEASES STATEMENT
“There’s never great timing for situations like this. However, Todd has to do what’s best for the team and for the future of the Chiefs. I respect that. It didn’t work out for us, but I certainly think that he has a very fine offensive mind and I feel very fortunate to have worked for the Chiefs these past two years.
“I look forward to seeing how I might be able to help the franchise in the near future in other areas.”
LJ TALKS CHANGES AT COORDINATOR
“It’s better now that in the middle of the regular season,” Johnson said. “It was coaches choice to step in and intervene at this time rather than wait until Week 8 or Week 11.”
“To me, it’s like my mother says,” Johnson explained. “There’s just too many roosters in the hen house, so to speak. Two coordinators who are both passionate about what they do and passionate about calling plays. For me, it was only a matter of time.“
“Until we go out there and start winning games, it doesn’t matter who is calling the plays,” Johnson said. “We need to do out there, execute and do things right no matter who is calling plays.“
He knows that different players need different plays,” Johnson said. “As far as what Todd told me, we are going to run the football and do things that we need to do. It definitely puts pressure on me knowing that Baltimore is the first game of the season. We all have to do our part to pick up the extra slack.
“We just have to follow Scott and Todd’s leadership,” Johnson continued. “
Their dedication to winning has already shown and opened up a lot of eyes. We are in a situation where we are the underdogs. We need to do the things that we need to do to get this team back to winning.”