I first remember hearing Nick Sirianni's name last year right after Chan Gailey was relieved of his duties as offensive coordinator.
The first practice after Gailey's dismissal, the big question was who is going to be working with Matt Cassel. The answer was a combination of Todd Haley and Sirianni.
Recently, Sirianni talked about being around Haley and the Chiefs coaches.
''I've been lucky being around good coaches my whole life,'' said Nick before the start of the Sirianni Skills Football Camp he conducted with his brothers, Mike and Jay, at Charles A. Lawson Stadium on Friday afternoon. ''But being around Todd, who is a great coach, you learn so much about the organizational part of things and learn how to do things the right way.''
As the offensive quality control coach, Nick is responsible for breaking down all the opponents' game film.
''I'll have to determine what the down and distance is, what formation the offense is in, what play the offense ran and what play the defense ran,'' Nick said. '' ... If you have great time-management skills, you'll get through it.
Working long hours. Doing grunt work. Being around the Parcells tree.
Sounds like a young Todd Haley.