Brian Waters Speaks As He Heads Out The Door

“It’s a new year. It’s 2010. All things from ‘09 are old news.”

Starting with that comment, Brian Waters spoke to the media for the first time since the club’s mini-camp back in early June.

On Monday, Waters was in the Chiefs locker room with his teammates for the last day of their ‘09 season, as they bagged up their belongings and headed out the door from some rest and relaxation

Waters dropped his shield and spoke to the media horde about many subjects, including the ‘09 Chiefs.

“From where we started to yesterday, we definitely saw some growth,” said Waters. “I wouldn’t say there was considerable growth, because we didn’t get enough wins. But I think you saw some growth and I think it’s something people should be optimistic about.

“It’s always good to end on a high note.”

So why did Waters press the mute button for the’09 season?

“With all the stuff in the off-season, I just wanted to stand out of the way and just do my job and allow this whole situation to show itself,” Waters said. “I didn’t want to get in the way. I wanted people to see this program for themselves. I didn’t want to be in the middle of it. I didn’t want to be a distraction. It was a good year for me to focus on my own job and working with some of these young guys to get better.”

We’ll have more on and from Waters Tuesday morning.

14 Responses to “Brian Waters Speaks As He Heads Out The Door”

  • January 4, 2010  - el cid says:

    ESPN’s McShay says OT from Rugers will be Chiefs pick. Anyone know anything about this guy? I do not follow the east coast college team. Never heard of the guy, anybody?

  • January 4, 2010  - el cid says:

    Name is Anthony Davis.

  • January 4, 2010  - Mike in MO says:

    I just did some searching on Davis, and it seemed to me that he and Haley would clash.

  • January 4, 2010  - tylertriordan says:

    He is 6′6 325 lbs and very athletic for his size. He started as a guard his freshman year then moved to tackle for sophomore and junior seasons. Named to All Big East team and 2nd team all-american his last season. He has good footwork and long arms but his work ethic has been questioned. I personally like Okung from Oklahoma State more.

  • January 4, 2010  - Ernest says:

    Haley would clash with a saint.

  • January 4, 2010  - Mad Chief says:

    A ringing endorsement from Brian, huh? Sounds like sour grapes, to me. Dying to say “I told you so”, maybe? Guess I should wait to see the whole interview before I pass judgment, but it sounds to me like Waters still doesn’t like Haley and still doesn’t want to be a Chief. He’s just choosing his words because he knows he wouldn’t be starting for pretty much any other team in the NFL at this point in his career.

    And for all of his focusing on his own job…he really didn’t play all that well this year. Especially in the first half of it.

    I could be wrong, and will admit it if I am. But, that’s the impression I get from the guy.

    And since everyone else seems to be doing it…I’ll throw out a draft prediction of sorts. I predict the Chiefs will NOT pick an O-lineman with #5. I’d personally like to see them try to trade that #5 pick, and maybe one of their later picks to the Rams for the #1 pick and take Suh. The Rams could still get a QB at #5, and could use all the extra picks they can get. But hey, that’s just a dream. Unfortunately though…stopping the run still needs to be the Chiefs number one priority. And Suh is a f’ing beast.

  • January 4, 2010  - el cid says:

    If the Chiefs were one or two players away, giving up a pick for Suh makes sense but I am afraid they are short 3-4 starters on offense and 5 on defense. We need picks and lots of them need to be starters.

    As for Waters, don’t really care. He is at the end of his career, a good career. Now if he would switch to center, I would have more interest. Next year Albert will probably have that guard spot,anyway.

  • January 4, 2010  - Brian Waters Breaks His Silence | Arrowhead Addict | A Kansas City Chiefs blog says:

    [...] over to Bob for more. He also plans to have more from Waters tomorrow so look ot for that in The Morning Fix. [...]

  • January 4, 2010  - Jody says:

    Brian was a good soldier. And please, one good win doesn’t excuse a season of idiocy. DJ should have been in there all the time (spare me the motivation b.s.) Theyw ere forced to play Charles, Cottam took a year to get a chance…

  • January 4, 2010  - Michael says:

    I think Waters is ok with his situation now, and will remain with KC unless they think they can get good value for him. He was right to keep quiet and not be a distraction, and that would be the best thing for him to continue to do. I, too, think he should move to center, and let Niswanger be what suits him best-a reserve C/G.

    I’d love to see KC get Suh, but I think the Rams will take him. I really like S Eric Berry-Tenn and OT Okung-Okla St., but ideally would like to see them trade out of the spot for more picks. Maybe to a team after a QB.

    I basically agree with el cid in that the offense needs 3-4 staters-couple OL (2 guards, or a center and guard); one WR to go along with Bowe and Chambers-Chambers and Pope should be signed ASAP; a RB to share the load with Charles. I keep hearing people assume they will move Albert to guard, and I wouldn’t be opposed to it, but I’ve never heard anyone with the team say they were thinking about it. But, I think they can win with Albert and O’Callaghan at the Tackles. They’re both young and will, I think, get better.

    On defense, they need a nose tackle and two, maybe three linebackers. They also could improve depth on the DL and secondary, but I don’t think that’s as critical.

    If they could get 3 upgrades on each side of the ball this offseason, with emphasis on the OL, NT and LB, I would be happy. Pioli and Haley definitely have their work cut out. Time to show what they can do.

  • January 4, 2010  - Mad Chief says:

    Michael says:

    “I’d love to see KC get Suh, but I think the Rams will take him.”

    Maybe. But, the Rams need a “franchise” QB…and this would be their best opportunity. Barring a trade (for a QB)…I think the Rams try to trade down and take one of the good QB’s in the draft. Because the QB’s will likely still be there after pick #1. Will be interesting to see how it all goes down, for sure. Pioli…let’s see what you’ve got.

  • January 4, 2010  - el cid says:

    Michael, you touched on a sore pointto me and wanted to add, the Chiefs need a Center. Niswanger is not adequate, lot say he is a guard or backup c/g. I am not sure where he fits but a stud center would anchor the line for 10 years. While not a major need in 2010, at some point in time it must be addressed. Why not now? Say in 6 or 7 round, take a flyer on a kid with raw talent and size and expect Haley to get him ready in two years to take over. I know I am no backer of Haley but since he is going to be here anyway, he should be expected to develope talent.

  • January 5, 2010  - RickyP says:

    el cid says: Say in 6 or 7 round, take a flyer on a kid with raw talent and size and expect Haley to get him ready in two years to take over.

    Better make it one of our three fifth rounders as the Chiefs do not possess a 6th (traded to Miami for Ndukwe and Alleman), nor a 7th (traded last year to Miami for Carolina’s 7th rounder in ‘09).

  • January 5, 2010  - el cid says:

    Thanks for the correction, but the idea still applies we need a Center for the future and Haley needs to start coaching guys to become players.

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