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yashi
02-18-2009, 01:15 PM
Panthers, Gross making progress - ESPN (http://insider.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?name=clayton_john&entryID=3915207&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fesp n%2fblog%2findex%3fname%3dclayton_john%26entryID%3 d3915207)


What's in a title? Clancy Pendergast accepted a job on the Chiefs' coaching staff without a specific title. The Chiefs were vague with the titles of the assistant coaches they have hired is because there is a chance Romeo Crennel might become the Chiefs' defensive coordinator. Pendergast and other defensive coaches accepted jobs as "defensive assistant coaches.''
Renewed hope for a proven DC next season!

jmlamerson
02-18-2009, 02:01 PM
Panthers, Gross making progress - ESPN (http://insider.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?name=clayton_john&entryID=3915207&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fesp n%2fblog%2findex%3fname%3dclayton_john%26entryID%3 d3915207)

Renewed hope for a proven DC next season!

Gibbs has already been announced as the DC.

yashi
02-18-2009, 02:06 PM
Gibbs has already been announced as the DC.

Where did you see that? I can't find any announcement.

jmlamerson
02-18-2009, 02:12 PM
Where did you see that? I can't find any announcement.

Chiefs coach Todd Haley hired Gary Gibbs as defensive coordinator - NFL - SI.com (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/nfl/02/17/chiefs.staff.ap/index.html)

balto
02-18-2009, 02:24 PM
You must be blind jmlamerson,

NO WHERE does it say what he was hired for. Now I agree it is probably DC, but why wouldn't the Chiefs just come out and say it? You might wanna read your little link again.... It does NOT say anywhere in it about what Gibbs was hired for sorry!!!

jmlamerson
02-18-2009, 02:28 PM
You must be blind jmlamerson,

NO WHERE does it say what he was hired for. Now I agree it is probably DC, but why wouldn't the Chiefs just come out and say it? You might wanna read your little link again.... It does NOT say anywhere in it about what Gibbs was hired for sorry!!!

It says it in the title of the article.

Chiefster
02-18-2009, 02:42 PM
I thought this was the title:

"Chiefs hire eight assistant coaches"

tornadospotter
02-18-2009, 03:10 PM
I thought this was the title:

"Chiefs hire eight assistant coaches"
:11: Yes, yes it is.

Chiefster
02-18-2009, 03:13 PM
:11: Yes, yes it is.


...Thought so. :D

tornadospotter
02-18-2009, 03:14 PM
Chiefs hire eight assistant coaches


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/chiefs) retained offensive coordinator Chan Gailey and hired former New Orleans defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs on Tuesday as new coach Todd Haley filled out his staff.
Also hired were Bill Muir, who was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for Tampa Bay, and Joel Collier, Pat Perles, Steve Hoffman, Clancy Pendergast and Dedric Ward (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/players/3977).
Besides Gailey, those retained from former coach Herman Edwards' staff were Bob Bicknell, Joe D'Alessandris, Tim Krumrie, Brent Salazar and Cedric Smith.
The team said duties for the staff will be announced later.
Gibbs had been defensive coordinator at New Orleans the past three years and is a former head coach at the University of Oklahoma.
General manager Scott Pioli and Haley were hired after the Chiefs went 2-14 last season, the worst record in franchise history.
Gailey, a former head coach at the Dallas Cowboys (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/cowboys), was forced to reconfigure the offense because of season-ending injuries to the top two quarterbacks. He switched to a quasi-spread offense to fit the talents of third-team quarterback Tyler Thigpen (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/players/8471).
Thigpen managed only one victory, but the offense did move the ball.
The Chiefs' biggest weakness was on defense. Coordinator Gunther Cunningham resigned soon after the season and became defensive coordinator with the Detroit Lions (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/lions).
Haley, the offensive coordinator last year for the Arizona Cardinals (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/cardinals), may want to call his own plays, although that has not been announced.
Collier was with the New England Patriots (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/patriots) the past three years. Hoffman's most recent job was as kicking coach and assistant special teams coach with the Miami Dolphins (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/dolphins).
Muir, a 31-year NFL coaching veteran, has also coached with the New York Jets (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/jets), Philadelphia Eagles (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/eagles), Indianapolis Colts (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/colts), Detroit and New England.
Pendergast spent the past five years as defensive coordinator with Arizona (2004-08). Perles spent the past six seasons at North Dakota State and was offensive coordinator the past four years.
Ward was on Haley's offensive staff with the Arizona Cardinals the past two years.
:D
http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2009/02/23.jpg

jmlamerson
02-18-2009, 03:19 PM
Swear to God, the title in my post was the title when I posted it.

yashi
02-18-2009, 03:21 PM
Look at the title at the top of your browser. But I still don't think this has been announced, and Clayton wouldn't have put out that blog posting the same day if there was an announcement. Also both Pendergast and Gibbs Wikipedia articles still say they were hired with consideration for the DC job.

tornadospotter
02-18-2009, 03:26 PM
Swear to God, the title in my post was the title when I posted it.
Sure it was. :wink:

Chief Tyler
02-18-2009, 04:49 PM
Swear to God, the title in my post was the title when I posted it.

Thats what the title still says at the top bar, same bar as the close, min and max buttons.

Edit for redundancy.

AkChief49
02-18-2009, 06:07 PM
AFC West news and notes (http://myespn.go.com/blogs/afcwest/0-3-1577/AFC-West-news-and-notes.html) http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2008/09/8.jpg (http://myespn.go.com/profile/violation?ou=afcwestadmin&at=7&vid=1234923912389)
February 17, 2009 9:25 PM
Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
A source close to Romeo Crennel said Tuesday night the former Cleveland head coach and former New England defensive coordinator is not close to joining the Kansas City staff as a defensive coordinator. It is possible, at some point, the source said, that Crennel could join former New England colleague Scott Pioli as a defensive consultant.
just another article on the same subject

Canada
02-18-2009, 06:37 PM
I thought this was the title:

"Chiefs hire eight assistant coaches"

couldn't be, JM would never be wrong twice in one day!! Its not like we are guessing draft picks here!!

Coach
02-18-2009, 08:00 PM
Gibbs has already been announced as the DC.

No he hasn't.


Look at the title at the top of your browser. But I still don't think this has been announced, and Clayton wouldn't have put out that blog posting the same day if there was an announcement. Also both Pendergast and Gibbs Wikipedia articles still say they were hired with consideration for the DC job.

I've heard the same rumor today on NFL radio about Crennel being in the mix. Pendergrast or Crennel are the likely scenarios although, I wouldn't mind Jim Haslet's name enter the conversation.