Posted by Albert Breer December 21, 2009 09:50 AM
Toward the end of Tom Brady's appearance on WEEI this morning, he was asked if he's talked to his old offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, fired a few weeks ago at Notre Dame.
"Quite a bit," the quarterback responded. Brady reported that Weis is spending time with his family, but had no indication one way or another on what the coach's future might hold.
"I don't think he knows what he's doing yet," Brady said. "I think he's undecided."
It's not out of the question -- nor would it be unprecedented -- that Weis could serve the Patriots in an advisory role during the playoffs. But then, there are a couple reason why it might be unlikely.
First, with a first-year play-caller in Bill O'Brien working the offense through some struggles, it might not be good to toss another cook in the kitchen or undermine anyone's authority.
Second, there's a pretty good chance Weis would want to make himself available when Black Monday arrives Jan. 4 and the coaching carousel starts spinning.
A logical landing spot for Weis? Kansas City. The Chiefs fired offensive coordinator Chan Gailey before the season, and both Scott Pioli and Todd Haley worked with Weis with the Jets.
Going to a place like that, in the midst of a major rebuilding effort, could ultimately rehab Weis's reputation and give him another shot at being a head coach somewhere.