Ballard Passed On BucsJanuary 9th, 2014
The chatter swirling about Chiefs director of pro personnel Chris Ballard being targeted by Lovie Smith as the next Buccaneers general manager has died.
ProFootballTalk.com guru Mike Florio delivered the simple reason this afternoon. Ballard didn’t want the gig.
The team explained that, while Ballard has great affection and respect for new Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith, Ballard has a young family, he has moved multiple times in recent years, and he is happy working with coach Andy Reid, G.M. John Dorsey, and owner Clark Hunt.
And so the Chiefs denied the request to interview Ballard, at Ballard’s request.
The quest continues for the Bucs to find the 1b to Lovie’s 1a.