Good morning! Today's Kansas City Chiefs news has a nice article from the Star on new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Enjoy.
It was 1995. Daboll was a junior free safety at the University of Rochester, a Division III school in New York, and Parrinello was the team's coach. Daboll had suffered a neck injury after a helmet-to-helmet hit during a game against Union College, and he was later told that if he didn't give up the sport, the next injury could be permanent.
"We're all grateful that he was going to be OK," Parrinello said this past week. "Being OK is a relative term in his case, because he wasn't going to be able to continue playing the game that he really loved."
NFL free agency begins Tuesday, March 13th at 3:00 PM (CST). With the Chiefs looking to improve depth and competition across their roster, KCChiefs.com will preview 30 potential free agents in the 30 days leading up to the start of free agency. Up first is New Orleans Saints guard Carl Nicks (1/30).
NAME: Carl Nicks
POSITION: Offensive Guard
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The highly touted defensive back stood out as a true freshman, starting nine games at free safety alongside All-American and All-SEC strong safety Eric Berry. Jackson had 37 tackles and one interception.
Berry, who ended up being the fifth overall pick in the 2010 draft, told me in the days leading to his selection by the Kansas City Chiefs that Jackson was "the most talented cover man he had seen in the SEC."
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3. So what does that have to do with Daboll in Kansas City? The Chiefs' general manager is Scott Pioli, who broke into football with Belichick. The head coach is Romeo Crennel. Before he was the Browns' head coach, Crennel was Belichick's defensive coordinator in New England. So Pioli and Crennel turned to Daboll, who did a nice job in Miami once Matt Moore took over as quarterback.
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Tony from Kansas City wants to know who I think will be the Chiefs' starting quarterback in 2012.
BW: I think it's going to be Matt Cassel. I know the Chiefs said he will have competition, but I do think the Chiefs want Cassel to be their guy and they think he will be the guy.
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