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Chiefs Hire Brad Childress

The Kansas City Chiefs announced today that they have hired former Browns offensive coordinator and Vikings head coach, Brad Childress.

From the press release:

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has added Brad Childress to the coaching staff. Childress will serve as the team’s Spread Game Analyst/Special Projects.

Childress joins the Chiefs after spending the 2012 season as the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator. He spent five years as the Minnesota Vikings head coach (2006-10), where he guided Minnesota to consecutive division titles (2008-09) for the first time in 28 years (1977-78). In 2009, the team posted a 12-4 record, matching the second-best win total in franchise history, while leading the NFL with a club-high 10 Pro Bowlers.

The Chiefs have been reportedly interested in Childress for a while. There was even some talk of him perhaps being named the teams offensive coordinator.

Instead, Childress will be a Spread Game Analyst. We have no idea what a SGA does but Pro Football Talk shed some light on what it might mean.

There’s no immediate word on what, exactly, a coach with a title of “Spread Game Analyst/Special Projects” does on a daily basis, but the word “spread” in the title may suggest that Reid is hoping Childress can help him find a happy marriage between the West Coast Offense that he has always run and the spread offense that has been increasingly employed in the NFL — and that Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith ran under Urban Meyer at Utah.

Interesting. What do you think, Addicts? Good move or bad move?

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