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Report: Chiefs To Land Special Teams Coach Dave Toub

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Bears special teams coach Dave Toub will leave the team to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs.

From the Sun-Times:

After a long and distinguished run with the Bears, special teams coordinator Dave Toub is expected to make a lateral move to the Kansas City Chiefs, two league sources said.

Toub oversaw special teams for all nine of Lovie Smith’s seasons with the Bears, and he consistently had among the strongest units in the NFL.

Toub is very highly regarded in league circles and some would even go as far as to call him the best special teams coach in the NFL.

This is a huge land for the Chiefs. The Bears have yet to hire a new head coach and while Toub likely would have had a chance to stay on under the new regime, the uncertainty in Chicago may have led to his deciding to bolt for KC. After all, when the league is paying musical chairs, you don’t want to be the one standing when the music stops.

Maybe the man who brought you Devin Hester can get some more excitement out of the KC return game.

All right, Addicts. What do you think of the hire?

Before you answer, remember that Toub is the man who came up with this:

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  • kidkongs

    Unreal! Can’t wait to see this coaching staff work next year.

  • ArrowFan

    I wonder what they think in Chicago?

  • Sarah Thomas

    I’m with you kidkongs…can’t wait for the new season to start…I’ve been a fan since ’67,so I’ve been waiting for this for a long time..Go Chiefs!

    • Priest4Prez

      A long long time…it’s about time Kansas City gets to Party

    • big chief

      Lucky you! For us younger fans we haven’t seen them at the big dance. I hope to find out what it’s like in my lifetime.

  • Priest4Prez

    two thumbs up and two toes

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Best hire to Reid’s staff thus far. One of the very best special teams coaches in the league. EXCELLENT hire.

    • Jim Harper

      I’m with you Stacy

  • obrien5

    Yeah knowing our luck this year they’ll eliminate kickoffs…

    • Michael Shaw

      No there are too many teams that will vote that one down. The competition committee has to know that kickoffs can change a game around in a hurry, so why would you get rid of something like that.

      • obrien5

        It was a joke. A haha… :-)

  • Danny W

    Our special team defense has been a joke for a while. I wonder if this guy will insist on keeping Colquitt or will want a Shane Lechler type. It will be interesting to see.

    • Michael Shaw

      Colquitt, hands down!!! This year shouldn’t be his first pro bowl, he should already have at least two more!!

      • Stone Johnson

        What? read above and tell me I’m not retarded! That is writing skill at its worst….

      • big chief


  • toperspective

    Fantastic. This hire and Dorsey are excellent. OC and DC are hard to get excited about.

  • big chief

    Too bad he didn’t teach them not to screw up an awesome play with a holding penalty. Maybe we can finally get rid of the useless Arenas as a returner. He never gets past the thirty. I didn’t realize how much I’d miss Dante Hall until Arenas started returning kicks. Wylie did show some promise as both a returner and a receiver toward the end of the season though. I’m pretty excited about him. Kind of reminds me of Wes Welker.

  • Cha-iefs

    Some of you might be thinking that this doesn’t matter and it’s nothing to be excited about…..just so you know, this IS the best ST coach in the entire NFL. ……well done.

    • Cha-iefs

      …yeah,guess the article says that too. my bad