The Chiefs will be naming Clancy Pendergast as their new defensive coordinator, perhaps as soon as today.
Pendergast was the coordinator for the last five years for the Arizona Cardinals and worked the last two with new Chiefs head coach Todd Haley.
The Cardinals played versions of both the 4-3 and 3-4 last season, so it's possible the Chiefs could be doing the same.
We've covered Clancy Pendergast in depth here before at AP. Check it out.
The decision on who was to be the defensive coordinator was reportedly between Pendergast and Gary Gibbs, who presumably becomes the linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs.
The votes were widely distributed back in February when we asked you what you thought about the Chiefs hiring the former Arizona defensive coordinator. 40% of you liked the hire; 28% didn't like it; and the rest didn't really care too much either way.
In this post, I found it hard to defend the numbers that Pendergast's defenses produced. I still do today. I'd describe this hire as underwhelming. Numbers like the ranks of the defenses he coached don't provide much optimism.
I should have seen this coming. I was literally about to start a post about the Chiefs not having hired a DC yet. The full coaching list is after the jump.
|Defensive Coordinator||Clancy Pendergast||Offensive Coordinator||Chan Gailey||Special Teams||Steve Hoffman|
|Defensive Backs||Joel Collier||Offensive Line||Bill Muir||Special Teams Assistant||Ronnie Bradford|
|Linebackers||Gary Gibbs||Assistant Offensive Line||Joe D'Alessandris||Assistant Strength and Conditioning||Brent Salazar|
Ronnie Bradford (Also ST coach)
|Tight Ends||Bob Bicknell
||Strength and Conditioning||Cedric Smith|
|Defensive Line||Tim Krumrie||Running Backs||Maurice Carthon?
||Manager of Football Operations/Player Development||Nate Wainwright|
||Dedric Ward||Assistant Head Coach||Maurice Carthon|
|Assistant Offensive Coach/Quality Control||
and Nick Sirianni