“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.