According to FootballScoop.com, Kansas City Chiefs WR coach Richie Anderson and assistant offensive line coach Pat Perles will not return to the team next season.
This isn’t much of a surprise. With the departure of former head coach Todd Haley, there is likely to be a lot of turnover on the coaching staff, particularly on the offensive side of the ball. New head coach Romeo Crennel will likely want to bring in his own people to help revive the team’s struggling scoring attack.
It is interesting that we still haven’t heard about the future of offensive coordinator Bill Muir. The general feeling is that Muir is likely to retire given his advanced age but if that was going to be the case, why haven’t we heard anything yet? It is being widely reported that Crennel is looking for a new offensive coordinator but there have been no reports about Muir being fired.
This report mentioning the assistant offensive line coach makes me wonder if Muir might not be returning to coach the offensive line next season. Muir was still the offensive line coach in 2011 despite also calling the offense. You would think that if the team is moving on from the assistant offensive line coach they would move on from Muir as well.
Anderson was definitely a Haley guy. He was hired to be the wide receivers coach in Arizona in 2006, however he was fired before ever getting started after he was arrested for soliciting prostitution from an undercover police officer. The charges against Anderson were dropped.
Pat Perles just completed his third year with the team. He has been the assistant offensive line coach for the last two years and served as the defensive quality control coach.
Both coaches are still listed on KCChiefs.com. We will let you know if/when this news is confirmed.