Many had hoped that an offensive mind like former Notre Dame head coach (more importantly, former offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots) Charlie Weis, would somehow find his way to Cincinnati by next season so the frustrations raging fans had with the offensive reign of Bob Bratkowski could finally end. Weis was sought by some fans because of his high profile stature, which would ultimately lead to a big contract for a coordinator. And if you ask me, if the issue is paying Mike Zimmer or a high profile offensive coordinator like Weis, I'll pick Zimmer every time.
It's all for naught anyway.
According to Chris Mortensen, the Kansas City Chiefs and Charlie Weis have agreed to a deal, making Weis the team's offensive coordinator with an official announcement coming "within the next 24 to 48 hours."
Weis will be reunited with head coach Todd Haley, with whom he shared an office when both were young assistants with the New York Jets. Weis also will be reunited with Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, who was Patriots vice president of player personnel when Weis was the offensive coordinator for three Super Bowl championships before going to coach at Notre Dame.
For those that are desperately wanting the Bengals to find a new offensive coordinator will have to find a new candidate for the time being. All I'm going to say is don't forget about quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese.