Many would agree that the biggest improvement on the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2013 season wasn’t the offense or the defense, but the special teams unit. Whether it was the dynamic punt returns by Dexter McCluster, the kickoff return touchdowns by Quintin Demps and Knile Davis or just the fact that the Chiefs had the best starting position in the NFL last season, the special teams were..special.
That all started with special teams coordinator Dave Toub.
Moving into year two of the “New Look Chiefs” the team has brought in a new assistant to work with Toub as a special teams assistant.
Former Coastal Carolina Assistant Coach Brock Olivo joins the team after having coached CC senior running back Lorenzo Taliaferro to a record breaking year including 1,729 yards and 27 touchdowns. As a former mainstay on special team with the Detroit Lions from 1998 – 2001, the Chiefs will look to Olivo to impart his knowledge on the Chiefs very young special teams unit – especially their returners.
With parity being the name of the game in the NFL, turnover is expected. Two of the three Chiefs returners – McCluster and Demps – are slated to hit free agency next month and the third – Davis – ended the season with a broken leg. It will be up to this unit of coaches to ensure whoever is returning kicks for the Chiefs maintains the same level of skill that the team showed last year.
Hopefully Olivo is up to the task.