Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
Earlier on Tuesday we heard that the Chiefs receivers coach last year, Nick Sirianni, joined the Chargers as an offensive quality control coach. Now there's word that last year's o-line coach, Jack Bicknell Jr., will join Todd Haley and the Steelers.
Members of Romeo Crennel's coaching staff for his one and only year as the Kansas City Chiefs head coach continue to find jobs elsewhere. Jack Bicknell Jr., who coached the offensive line in Kansas City last season, has joined the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Tomlin announced.
The Chiefs fifth ranked rushing attack last season seems to have helped. Via the Steelers website:
"The proof is in the pudding," said Tomlin. "When I had an opportunity to look, not only at what he says from a presentation standpoint but also at what the tape looks like, it was attractive. Obviously they were in a tough situation this past year in Kansas City from a team standpoint. Their (2-14) record reflects that. They had some instability at the quarterback position, but they ran the ball and they ran the ball consistently."
Tomlin also said that the Chiefs ran well against the AFC North teams, including a 100 yard-game against the Steelers last season.
"That was attractive to me. The plan they were able to put together, the success they were able to have vs. some people we are going to see quite a bit was a selling feature."
So it appears that Jack Bicknell will have coached withRomeo Crennel (fired by the Chiefs) and with Todd Haley (fired by the Chiefs) in the span of one year.
Andy Reid retained two coaches (and a trainer) from the Chiefs previous regime -- secondary coach Emmitt Thomas and linebackers coach Gary Gibbs.