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Chiefs Retain Emmitt Thomas, Gary Gibbs


The Kansas City Chiefs have done a lot of house cleaning this offseason but two coaches from Romeo Crennel’s staff will be retained.

Head coach Andy Reid announced today that he is keeping defensive backs coach and Chiefs great Emmitt Thomas, as well as linebackers coach Garry Gibbs.

Reid also announced the team has added Eugene Chung as assistant offensive line coach.

The Chiefs previously met with former Dolphins coach Tony Sparano to be their offensive line coach but there has yet to be an official hire for that position.

I think this is another excellent move. The linebackers and defensive backs are two of the position groups that have done well for the Chiefs the last couple of years. I think it is a good sign that Reid isn’t making changes just to make changes. After making some questionable coaching staff decisions down the stretch in Philly, it appears as though Reid is shaping up a bit.

Of course, we will have to see how this all plays out but right now, I would say I am cautiously optimistic about this staff.

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  • sidibeke

    I’m more than cautiously optimistic about the staff. I’m feeling good about it. With Reid calling the plays on O, if Sparano takes the O line job, the Bears ST coach and now keeping Thomas and Gibbs we have some continuity on D. The ? is at the D coordinator position (with the Jets LB coach), but with a better offense, I think our D will look a whole lot better.

    • Stacy D. Smith

      The thing to remember about Sutton is that he’s bringing a 1-gap version of the 3-4 to town. This defense will be getting after it a lot more often!

      • KCMikeG

        Agreed. We have been wanting an attacking defense when RAC’s was a bend don’t break. A number of our players will look much improved in this system.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Excellent job of retaining the two best position coaches from the previous regime.

  • Adrian Morales

    I had a feeling we would keep emmit thomas hes has done a pretty good job