Packers Were Interested in Pistol Inventor Chris Ault

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Chris Ault

Chris Ault

Chris Ault, who is credited with inventing the pistol or read-option offense, recently took a job as a consultant with the Kansas City Chiefs. His agent, Bob LaMonte, said the Green Bay Packers were also interested in Ault’s services.

How interested is anyone’s guess, but the Packers were torched by that very offense in their playoff loss to San Francisco last season. The primary torcher — quarterback Colin Kaepernick — played for Ault when he was the coach at Nevada. Maybe the Packers wanted to bring Ault in to show them how to stop the pistol. Maybe they wanted to incorporate some elements into their own offense. Maybe both.

What we do know is Ault doesn’t have a clearly defined role in Kansas City. We also know the Chiefs gave him a better offer than anyone else.

“He had other teams interested in having him come in, but not to the degree that Kansas City stepped forward,” LaMonte said. “It’s a good job, and he’s excited for it. He went with the team that gave him the best opportunity to be a consultant.”

Earlier this offseason, the Packers sent their coaches to Texas A&M to learn the nuances of the read option under Kevin Sumlin. Clearly, they’re interested in doing something about the NFL’s latest fad.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

3 Comments on "Packers Were Interested in Pistol Inventor Chris Ault"

  1. ay hombre

    So this is just like every free agent we express interest in, only to see someone outbid us. Shocking. Can’t wait to see who the next “one that got away” will be for GB.

  2. not your hombre

    So this is just like every other douche fan who doesn’t understand how the business of football works and doesn’t understand the terms ‘perspective’ and ‘objectivity’.

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