Brian Daboll is your new offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs. ESPN's Adam Schefter broke the news late on Friday night (that's what I get for getting to bed at a decent hour). Daboll was one of a handful of known candidates including Jim Zorn, current Chiefs quarterbacks coach, and former Chiefs assistant coach Al Saunders.
Kudos to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora for being on the Daboll-to-KC train early on in the process.
Daboll's connection with GM Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel dates back to the turn of the century when Daboll took a defensive coaching assistant job with the Patriots in 2000. In 2001, Crennel arrived in New England and by 2002 Daboll was the Patriots receivers coach, a position he held until 2006.
He spent a couple seasons in New York as the Jets quarterbacks coach before moving onto the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator job. The Browns ranked 29th in points scored and 32nd in yards in 2009 and, believe it or not, that was actually the best Browns offense in terms of points scored in the last four years. So I'm not really sure what ot make of what his impact was in Cleveland.
Daboll took the Dolphins coordinator job last season and the Chiefs had an up-close look at what he could do when Matt Moore and Co. put up 31 points on the Chiefs defense. That was the first win of Miami's season. The Dolphins ranked 20th in points and 22nd in points scored last season.
Daboll will take over a Chiefs offense that has some talent in place but obviously more than a few holes. The Chiefs were 31st in points scored last season and 27th in yards.