AFC West: Richie Anderson

Chiefs make coaching staff moves

January, 30, 2012
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Romeo Crennel has just made his first coaching staff moves as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

The team announced it has hired Tom McMahon to be the special teams coach. He spent the past three years as the special teams coach in St. Louis. Kansas City did not retain special teams coach Steve Hoffman. The Chiefs also announced wide receivers coach Richie Anderson and assistant offensive line coach Pat Perles were not retained.

The Rams were considered to have one of the better special teams in recent years.

"I am pleased to add Tom to our staff," Crennel said in a statement released by the team. “He is a diligent worker and passionate coach. It is a great addition for us."

The team’s biggest remaining hire to make is an offensive coordinator.

AFC West coaching staffs

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Thanks to ESPN Stats and Information’s Russell S. Baxter, here is a look at the complete coaching staffs of each AFC West team:

Denver: John Fox

Dennis Allen, defensive coordinator

Mike McCoy, offensive coordinator

Jeff Rodgers, special teams coordinator

Clancy Barone, tight ends

Keith Burns, assistant special teams

Brian Callahan, quality control/offense

Adam Gase, quarterbacks

Sam Garnes, assistant secondary

Justin Lovett, strength and conditioning assistant

Dave Magazu, offensive line

Ron Milus, secondary

Wayne Nunnely, defensive line

Jay Rodgers, quality control/defense

Greg Saporta, strength and conditioning assistant

Richard Smith, linebackers

Eric Studesville, running backs

Tyke Tolbert, wide receivers

Rich Tuten, strength and conditioning

Kansas City: Todd Haley

Romeo Crennel, defensive coordinator

Bill Muir, offensive coordinator/offensive line

Maurice Carthon, assistant head coach

Richie Anderson, wide receivers

Mike Clark, strength and conditioning

Gary Gibbs, linebackers

Steve Hoffman, special teams

Bernie Parmalee, tight ends

Pat Perles, assistant offensiveBe Line

Anthony Pleasant, defensive Line

Brent Salazar, assistant strength and conditioning

Nick Sirianni, offensive quality control

Otis Smith, defensive quality control

Emmitt Thomas, defensive backs

Adam Zimmer, defensive assistant/assistant linebackers

Jim Zorn, quarterbacks

Oakland: Hue Jackson

Al Saunders, offensive coordinator

Chuck Bresnahan, defensive coordinator

John Fassel, special teams coordinator

Greg Biekert, linebackers

Chuck Bresnahan, defensive coach

Willie Brown, squad development

Adam Henry, tight ends

Sanjay Lal, wide receivers

Brad Roll, strength and conditioning

Kevin Ross, assistant coach, safeties

Kelly Skipper, running backs

Mike Waufle, defensive line

Steve Wisniewski, assistant offensive line

Rod Woodson, assistant coach, cornerbacks

Bob Wylie, offensive line

San Diego: Norv Turner

Clarence Shelmon, offensive coordinator

Greg Manusky, defensive coordinator

Rich Bisaccia, special teams

Cris Dishman, assistant secondary

Steve Gera, coaches assistant

Hal Hunter, offensive line

Jeff Hurd, strength and conditioning

Don Johnson, defensive line

Charlie Joiner, wide receivers

Jason Michael, tight ends

John Pagano, linebackers

John Ramsdell, quarterbacks

Vernon Stephens, assistant strength and conditioning

Mike Sullivan, offensive line

Steve Wilks, assistant head coach-secondary

Greg Williams, assistant linebackers

Ollie Wilson, running backs
The Kansas City Chiefs made some more changes to their staff. None were overly surprising.

The announcement that sticks out is that former defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast is no longer with the team. He was replaced by Romeo Crennel two weeks ago. At that time, Kansas City head coach Todd Haley said he wanted Pendergast to stay with the team in some form.

Pendergast’s unit struggled last season, but he is a solid secondary coach and the Chiefs could have benefitted from his presence on the 2010 staff.

Former tight ends coach Bob Bicknell and receiver coach Dedric Ward are officially parting from the team.

Richie Anderson was named receivers coach. He worked heavily with the unit during the season. Anthony Pleasant, a 14-year NFL defensive lineman, was named a defensive assistant. Former defensive quality control coach Pat Perles is now the assistant offensive line coach.

Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson


In his search to bring life to his anemic offense, Kansas City coach Todd Haley on Thursday made the second change to his offensive staff in less than two months.

Haley demoted receivers coach Dedric Ward and replaced him with Richie Anderson, according to the Kansas City Star. Anderson was on the Chiefs’ staff as part of a minority coaching fellowship program. Ward remains on the staff.

Prior to the season, Haley relieved offensive coordinator Chan Gailey of his duties. Haley is now the offensive coordinator of the 0-5 Chiefs.

Thursday’s move was made to spark a porous group of receivers. Cleary, Haley liked the way Anderson was working and wasn’t pleased with Ward’s progress.

Haley has to be careful. In-season assistant coaching staff changes are rare in the NFL. For two changes to happen before the sixth game is truly remarkable. Haley, an offensive coach, just can’t keep changing coaches during the season. After all, he hired Gailey and Ward.

Haley is obviously doing everything he can to improve the offense and that is admirable. But sooner or later these desperate changes are going to start reflecting poorly on him if positive results aren’t seen.

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