Days after Scott Pioli's hiring as the Kansas City Chiefs new General Manager, he granted secondary coach David Gibbs permission to interview with the Houston Texans.
On January 16th, Gibbs was hired as the Texans new secondary coach. His father, not-so-coincidentally, is coaching the defense.
Texans new defensive back Nick Ferguson, who played under Gibbs while they were both in Denver, recently dropped praise on Gibbs' coaching style.
It’s fun playing for him. His style may be a little different, but he brings out the best in the players, so the guys in the secondary, they’re going to love him.
The Chiefs secondary was one of the few bright spots in 2008 despite starting two rookie cornerbacks for much of the year.
Herm Edwards has gotten much of the credit for coaching up the secondary in his three seasons in Kansas City but judging by Ferguson's comments, David Gibbs was also a positive influence on their success.
His father Alex Gibbs has had some success in the NFL but didn't pass his fiery attitude down to his son, which isn't a bad thing according to Ferguson when asked to describe his coaching style.
A couple of tones down from his father. If anyone knows how Alex Gibbs coaches, his son is somewhat the same. It’s just that the tone is just a little lower than his father’s.
I've been searching around for news on the Chiefs former coaches but haven't found much. The Chiefs and Cardinals swapped running backs coaches, Mike Priefer caught on with the Broncos special teams unit and Gunther Cunningham is coaching the defense in Detroit, but other than that the Chiefs former coaches from the Herm Edwards regime haven't drawn much attention.