There are lots of connections between the Chiefs and Lions including two that will play an important role on Sunday -- Jon McGraw
and Gunther Cunningham.
Courtesy of the Chiefs game release, here are all of your connections this week:
- Kansas City S Jon McGraw (00-05) and WR Keary Colbert (08) played with the Lions.
- Chiefs defensive quality control coach Otis Smith played for Detroit (03).
- KC assistant head coach Maurice Carthon coached with Detroit (01-02).
- Chiefs offensive coordinator/OL coach Bill Muir was the OL coach with Detroit (85-88).
- Chiefs QBs coach Jim Zorn held the same position for the Lions (98-00).
- Chiefs player personnel assistant Mickey Berce interned with Detroit in 2010.
More connections after the jump.
- Detroit assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham was the Chiefs head coach (99-00) and defensive coordinator (95-98, 04-08).
- Detroit VP of football operations Cedric Saunders spent two seasons (99-00) as an area scout for Kansas City.
- Detroit regional scout Silas McKinnie played RB for Kansas City (72).
- Chiefs assistant OL coach Pat Perles is a native of Detroit and played LB (83-86) at Michigan State. He coached (00-02) at Michigan State.
- Chiefs WR Steve Breaston played at Michigan (03-06). Kansas City regional scout Jim Nagy graduated from Michigan.
- Chiefs assistant athletic trainer David Glover is a native of Muskegon, Mich., and attended Central Michigan.
- KC assistant athletic trainer Nick Potter interned with the Lions (05-08).
- Lions QB Shaun Hill is a native of Parsons, Kan.