Chiefs Did Not Block BucsJanuary 9th, 2014
It was believed the Bucs, in their quest to fill the void left when former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik was jettisoned, were blocked by the Chiefs from interviewing front office type Chris Ballard.
Not true, says Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, who just got an update from a reliable NFL contact.
The Chiefs, in fact, were not standing in the way of the Bucs going after Ballard.
@RCummingsTBO: Update on the Bucs GM Search. Chris Ballard is out but he was not blocked from interviewing. He chose to stay in KC for family reasons.
Joe can understand not wanting to uproot a family for the second time in a less than a year. The current Chiefs’ director of player personnel had just landed in Kansas City last May from the Bears.
Joe is typing this from the frigid Midwest with snow and terrible temperatures and ice and snowplows a daily occurrence of late. Joe’s acquaintances are mocking him for coming here from Florida in the middle of January. Joe cannot disagree.
So an offer to escape real winters for the sunny Suncoast had to give Ballard pause. Just a hunch, but there must have been at least one of Ballard’s family members looking outside at the ice and snow and daydreaming of blue waters and white sand.