Could the Chiefs welcome back a former coach back onto Andy Reid's staff?

Steve Spagnuolo certainly has an exemplary staff as it is, but...

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Following their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card round of the NFL postseason, the Miami Dolphins began to evaluate their shortcomings and instituted some immediate changes in-house as they also prepared to remake the roster for the 2024 NFL season. Part of those changes were some significant coaching changes on the defensive side.

A few weeks ago, the Dolphins and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio decided to part ways. From there, Anthony Weaver was named as his replacement and the new DC began to put a new staff in place. Part of those changes were announced this week with the hire of new secondary coach Brian Duker and the firing of Renaldo Hill and Sam Madison.

Madison should be a familiar name to Kansas City Chiefs fans since he served as the team's cornerbacks coach from 2019-2021—winning a Super Bowl in his first season with K,C. In 2022, Fangio hired Madison away to help coach his defensive backs, and at the time, the move made sense given that Madison was drafted by the Dolphins in 1997 and went on to play nine seasons for the Fins.

While Dave Merritt continues to earn respect around the league for his work with the secondary, the truth is that the Chiefs' ability to get so much out of their young secondary goes back to Madison's tenure with the team as well. Madison and Merritt were a one-two punch at the position and players like L'Jarius Sneed found their footing in those seasons.

Even before the current young crop of impressive defensive backs, the Chiefs were getting the most of vets like Bashaud Breeland or squeezing something out of late-round picks like Rashad Fenton. Let's not forget that they also made a star out of Charvarius Ward, who might want to stay away from social media these days.

It might be good for the Chiefs to import (again) a voice like Madison's even if it's to stave off the loss that would happen if/when Merritt himself leaves. Don't forget that only a few days ago, before Super Bowl LVIII, Merritt was very vocal about his longing to eventually coach for the New York Giants after spending so much of his career there.

Given Madison's extensive experience as a coach and player, he shouldn't have a problem finding a place to land somewhere, but it might be fun to welcome him back as an additional voice to work with such a dynamic room of bright young talent in K.C.

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