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Chiefs Assistant Head Coach David Culley Could Get Offensive Coordinator Job with Detroit Lions

As the NFL’s coaching carousel continues to spin, another coach associated with the Kansas City Chiefs has been brought into the fold. Chiefs Assistant Head Coach and wide receiver coach David Culley is being targeted by newly annointed Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell for the offensive coordinator position.  Ian Rapoport tweeted out the news earlier today.


From the Chiefs official bio on their website:

Prior to arriving in Kansas City, Culley served 14 seasons as the wide receivers coach for the Philadelphia Eagles (1999-2012) working for Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid who held the same role for the Eagles during that timeframe.

Culley has been a coach for 21 years in the NFL at this point though he’s never served in the role of offensive coordinator. He played quarterback for Vanderbilt University from 1973 – 1977 before returning to coach the wideouts in 1999. He’s spent the majority of his career as a wide receivers coach and has served stints with the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles before following Chiefs head coach Andy Reid this past off season.

Should Culley move to the Lions to take this promotion, we here at AA wish him the best of luck.

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  • Stacy D. Smith

    They’re assembling a weird coaching staff out in Detroit. Culley has only 1 year of coordinator experience and that was almost 25 years ago at UTEP. That said, we could use a stronger wide receivers coach.

    • micah stephenson

      Heck yea!

    • KCMikeG

      So true. WR is the position needing the most improvement. I think we need to draft a deep, speed threat and continue the development of the young guys under the right coaching we will have the success we lacked. Improvement at WR would improve every other aspect – production from the TE’s & RB’s to the effectiveness of the OL and an increase in time of possession which benefits the defense. I can’t wait for next season – already!

    • berttheclock

      Hmmm, somehow, Culley was very effective working for many years with the wide outs in Philly, so, the real question should be are the current wide outs in KC as good as those in Philly?

      However, I don’t understand the “weird” part. Cunningham had let the defensive unit morph into chaos and, he was, also, the LB coach as well. Daryl Austin will bring discipline to the overall unit and Bill Sheridan will work very well with the LBs. In addition, Caldwell was really hired to whip Stafford into shape, which meant both the OC and Downing, the QB coach had to go. BTW, Sheridan worked with Caldwell at Wake Forest.