Good morning! Today's Kansas City Chiefs news contains information on the new coaching staff, confirmation of a previously reported signing, and an (unofficial?) report of a player's intent to retire. Enjoy.
More than a month after being hired as the Chiefs' head coach, Romeo Crennel now has a full staff of assistants.
Crennel filled in the remaining blanks on his first organizational chart in Kansas City by promoting Nick Sirianni to wide-receivers coach and hiring Jack Bicknell Jr. as the offensive-line coach.
Sirianni was an offensive assistant for the Chiefs the last three seasons. Before joining the Chiefs, he was receivers coach for three seasons at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
"We were able to add a handful of strong additions to an already talented group of coaches, and I am excited to get started," said Crennel. "I am looking forward to sitting down as a staff, evaluating what we have, what we need, and moving forward towards the 2012 season."
Below is a complete list of the Chiefs 2012 coaching staff.
Chiefs Finalize Coaching Staff For 2012 Season from The Mothership
Once Crennel was promoted and the interim tag removed, he was given complete authority to construct his coaching staff the way he saw fit. On Tuesday morning, Crennel announced his first coaching staff in Kansas City.
The final results include five new hires, one promotion and 10 retentions.
A Little More On Crennel's First Coaching Staff from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has signed free agent defensive back Kyle McCarthy. He spent the last two seasons with the Denver Broncos, where he saw action in 12 games with four tackles (two solo) and three special teams stops.
Chiefs Sign DB Kyle McCarthy from The Mothership
Who do you think the Chiefs should make the starter? If you think it is someone not on the roster, please indicate who it should be in the comment section below. We will review the poll results Wednesday.
Poll: Kansas City Chiefs' QB from ESPN
With the NFL free agency period beginning next month, the Cowboys have some work to do. In this series, DallasCowboys.com takes a look at a number of the veterans who could wind up in Dallas. Today's featured player is Kansas City Chiefs tight end Leonard Pope.
FA Watch: Pope Could Fill Tight End Need from DallasCowboys.com
Recently, I received a mailbag question from David G. of Topeka, who asked if I think New England free-agent running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis would be a good fit in Kansas City.
Yes, David, I do. I could easily see The Law Firm practicing in Kansas City in 2012. The Chiefs will likely be looking for a running back to pair with Jamaal Charles, who is coming back from a torn ACL he suffered in Week 2. VeteranThomas Jones likely won't be brought back and while Jackie Battle likely could have a future in Kansas City, an upgrade may be needed.
Is Green-Ellis In The Chiefs' Future? from ESPN
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: My mouth waters if I'm a Chiefs fan. With all the talent around him (Dwayne Bowe's contract situation notwithstanding), and to play near the area of the country where he became a star? Heck yes, I go with him instead of Matt Cassel or Kyle Orton or Bill Kenney.
Who Would You Rather Have: Your QB Or RG3? from NFL.com
Gregg hasn't announced it yet, but he plans to retire after a long NFL career. He spent 11 seasons as a defensive lineman with the Baltimore Ravens. Gregg played his last year with the Kansas City Chiefs.
"It was nice to play closer to home," Gregg said of last season. "I probably spent more on tickets this year than I ever did in Baltimore because it was so close and people were coming up."
High Schools: Edmond North Retires Kelly Gregg's No. 71 Jersey from The Oklahoman
What Went Right: The defense ranked 11th overall, which says a lot about the execution and effort. The unit had to carry the team for the most part because the offense couldn't score. Crennel's ability to get so much out of so many players -- especially the linebacker group and cornerbacks Flowers and Brandon Carr-- shows you why he is so good at what he does.