Jon Baldwin's Former Coach, Chiefs Former OC And More In Chiefs-Bills Connections

Aug 25, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey heading to the field for the start of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

There are tons of connections between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills led by Chan Gailey who is the former offensive coordinator for the Chiefs and current head coach for the Bills.

Check out all of this week's connections -- there are a lot -- courtesy of the Chiefs game release.

Former Chiefs

• Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey was the Offensive Coordinator in Kansas City in 2008.
• Buffalo Offensive Coordinator Curtis Modkins coached the KC running backs in 2008.
• Buffalo Wide Receivers Coach Bob Bicknell held various coaching roles in Kansas City from 2007-09.
• Bills Offensive Line Coach Joe D'Alessandris was on staff for the Chiefs in 2008-09.
• Buffalo Offensive Quality Control/Assistant Wide Receivers Coach Kevin Patullo was an Offensive Assistant with the Chiefs (2007-08).
• Bills Director of College Scouting Chuck Cook held a similar role in Kansas City for 11 seasons (1997-2007).
• Bills QB Tyler Thigpen spent more than two seasons (2007-09) in Kansas City. He started 11 games and passed for 18 TDs in 2008.
• Bills C Colin Brown was a fi fth-round pick (139th overall) of the Chiefs in the 2009 NFL Draft.

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Professional

• Chiefs LB Brandon Siler was in San Diego when Bills GM Buddy Nix was the Chargers' Assistant GM and TE Scott Chandler was on the roster (2007).
• Kansas City Tight Ends Coach Bernie Parmalee (2002-04) and Assistant General Manager Joel Collier (1999-04) spent time in Miami with Buffalo Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Dave Wannstedt (1999-2004) and Linebackers Coach Bob Sanders (2001-04).
• Bills Head Strength and Conditioning Coach John Gamble held the same role in Miami (1994-2005) when Chiefs Tight Ends Coach Bernie Parmalee was a Dolphins running back (1994-98) and Assistant General Manager Joel Collier was an assistant coach (1994-2004). Gamble became the Director of Player Development in Miami and served in that role when Parmalee was a coach (2002-04) and DB Travis Daniels was on the roster (2005-07).
• Kansas City Quarterbacks Coach Jim Zorn (2007) and Strength and Conditioning Coach Mike Clark (2007-09) spent time in Seattle with Buffalo Special Teams Coordinator Bruce DeHaven.
• Buffalo Special Teams Coach Bruce DeHaven and Quarterbacks Coach David Lee spent time (2003-06) in Dallas with Chiefs Linebackers Coach Gary Gibbs (2003-05), WR Terrance Copper (2004-05), S Abram Elam (2006) and DB Jacques Reeves (2004-06).
• Chiefs Defensive Line Coach Anthony Pleasant spent the 2000 season in San Francisco with Buffalo Special Teams Coach Bruce DeHaven.
• Kansas City WR Steve Breaston spent the 2009 season in Arizona with Buffalo Offensive Coordinator Curtis Modkins.
• Chiefs Offensive Quality Control Coach Jim Bob Cooter (2009-11) and G Ryan Lilja (2004-09) spent time in Indianapolis with Buffalo Tight Ends Coach Pete Metzelaars.
• Chiefs Quarterbacks Coach Jim Zorn and Bills Tight Ends Coach Pete Metzelaars played for the Seattle Seahawks together for three seasons (1982-84).
• Bills Linebackers Coach Bob Sanders (2005-08) and OLB Nick Barnett (2003-10) spent time in Green Bay with Chiefs DT Anthony Toribio (2008-09) and LS Thomas Gafford (2006 training camp).
• Kansas City Assistant General Manager Joel Collier was in New England in 1993 when Buffalo Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Adrian White played for the Patriots.
• Kansas City Head Coach Romeo Crennel was coaching for the New York Giants while Buffalo Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Adrian Whiteplayed in the Giants secondary (1987-88, 1991).
• Chiefs T Eric Winston played the 2010 season in Houston with Bills DE Mark Anderson and TE/FB Dorin Dickerson. Winston (2006-11) and Jacques Reeves (2008-09) spent multiple years with Buffalo DE Mario Williams in Houston.
• Chiefs TE Kevin Boss and Bills TE Scott Chandler were in New York with the Giants in 2009.
• Chiefs S Abram Elam had Bills RB Tashard Choice as a teammate for part of the 2011 season in Dallas.
• Chiefs Head Coach Romeo Crennel and Assistant Head CoachMaurice Carthon were in Cleveland with Bills FB Corey McIntyre (2005).
• Bills FB Corey McIntyre spent the 2006 season in New Orleans with Defensive Assistant/Assistant Linebackers Coach Adam Zimmer, Linebackers Coach Gary Gibbs and WR Terrance Copper.
• Bills FB Corey McIntyre (2006-07) and OLB Bryan Scott (2003-05)were in Atlanta with Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach Emmitt Thomas(2006-07) and Special Teams Coach Tom McMahon (2007).
• Chiefs CB Stanford Routt played in Oakland with Bills OLB Kirk Morrison (2010) and RT Erik Pears (2009).
• Kansas City RB Peyton Hillis spent the 2008 season in Denver with Buffalo RT Erik Pears.
• Chiefs Quarterbacks Coach Jim Zorn was the head coach in Washington when Buffalo G Chad Rinehard was on the roster (2008-09).
• Bills QB/WR Brad Smith spent time (2006-10) in New York with the Jets with Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll (2007-08), S Abram Elam (2007-08) and DT Ropati Pitoitua (2009-10).

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College

• Bills Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Dave Wannstedt was Chiefs WR Jon Baldwin's head coach at Pittsburgh (2008-10).
• Buffalo Wide Receivers Coach Bob Bicknell (2006) and Assistant Offensive Line Coach Andrew Dees (2006-10) coached at Temple when Chiefs TE Steve Maneri was playing for the Owls.
• Buffalo Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Eric Ciano spent time at Tennessee with Chiefs P Dustin Colquitt and Offensive Quality Control Coach Jim Bob Cooter (2002-04).
• Bills Offensive Line Coach Joe D'Alessandris spent the 1994 season at Texas A&M with Chiefs Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Mike Clark.
• Bills Quarterbacks Coach David Lee spent the 2007 at Arkansas with Chiefs RB Peyton Hillis. Hillis and Bills SS George Wilson were teammates at Arkansas in 2004.
• Bills LB Nigel Bradham (2008-10) and LS Garrison Sanborn (2007-08) spent time at Florida State with Chiefs OL Rodney Hudson.
• Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki (2005-06) and QB Ricky Stanzi (2006) played at Iowa with Bills TE Scott Chandler.
• Chiefs CB Javier Arenas spent the 2008-09 seasons at Alabama with Bills DT Marcell Dareus.
• Chiefs WR Jon Baldwin spent the 2008-09 seasons at Pittsburgh with Bills TE/FB Dorin Dickerson.
• Chiefs LB Justin Houston spent time (2008-10) at Georgia with Bills T
Cordy Glenn.
• Chiefs RB Shaun Draughn and Bills SS Da'Norris Searcy spent their entire college careers together at North Carolina (2007-10).
• Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (2003-06), DE Glenn Dorsey (2004-07), DB Travis Daniels (2004-07) and DE Tyson Jackson (2004-08) spent time at LSU with Bills ILB Kelvin Sheppard (2006-10) and DT Kyle Williams (2003-05).
• Chiefs Special Teams Coordinator Tom McMahon was coaching at Louisville in 2006 when Bills C Eric Wood was on the roster.
• Chiefs QB Brady Quinn (2006-07) and Tight Ends Coach Bernie Parmalee (2006-09) spent time at Notre Dame with Bills RT Sam Young (2006-09).

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Hometown

• Chiefs GM Scott Pioli and Assistant GM Joel Collier were graduate assistants at Syracuse (88-89). Collier was born in Buffalo, N.Y., when his father, Joe Collier, was coaching for the Bills (1962-68). The elder Collier led Buffalo to the 1966 AFL Championship Game vs. Kansas City as Head Coach of the Bills (1966-68).
• Buffalo Special Teams Coach Bruce DeHaven coached at Kansas (1979-81).
• Kansas City Offensive Line Coach Jack Bicknell Jr. is the brother of Buffalo Wide Receivers Coach Bob Bicknell.
• Bills C Colin Brown is from Braymer, Mo., and played at Missouri (2005-08).
• Bills QB/WR Brad Smith became the fi rst player in NCAA history to pass for at least 8,000 yards and run for another 4,000 yards while he played at Missouri (2002-05).

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Photo credit: Bruce Kluckhohn, Timothy T. Ludwig, Charles LeClaire, Jody Gomez-US PRESSWIRE

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