James-Michael Johnson and other Chiefs-Browns connections

Eric P. Mull-US PRESSWIRE

The Browns and Chiefs have several executives who've worn the hat of the other organization. Here's the Chiefs-Browns as compiled by the Chiefs PR staff.

Professional

• Cleveland Head Coach Rob Chudzinski (2011-12), Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Bobby Babich (2011-12), Outside Linebackers Coach Brian Baker (2009-10), Inside Linebackers Coach Ken Flajole (2003-08), Running Backs Coach John Settle (2011-12) and Wide Receivers Coach Scott Turner (2011-12) were on Carolina's coaching staff while TE Gary Barnidge (2008-12), Chiefs OL Geoff Schwartz (2008- 11) and CB Ron Parker (2012) were on the roster. Chudzinski served as offensive coordinator, Babich held the same position, Baker coached the defensive line, Flajole coached the linebackers, Settle held the same title and Turner was listed as an offensive quality control coach.
Browns Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton (1994-1996) was on Washington's coaching staff as an assistant defensive backs coach and Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner (1994-2000) served as head coach while Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach Emmitt Thomas (1986-94) held the title of secondary coach.
• Kansas City Running Backs coach Eric Bieniemy (1995-98) spent time on Cincinnati's roster as a running back while Cleveland Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton (1997-2001) held the position of defensive backs coach and Defensive Backs Coach Louie Cioffi (1997-2010) was listed as defensive assistant coach and assistant defensive backs coach.
• Chiefs Assistant Special Teams Coach Kevin O'Dea (2002-03) served as Detroit's special teams assistant during the time Browns Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton (2002-03) held the title of secondary coach.
• Cleveland Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton (2011-12) and Defensive Backs Coach Louie Cioffi (2011-12) served in the same capacities in Arizona while QB Brian Hoyer (2012), LB Quentin Groves (2012) and Kansas City FB Anthony Sherman (2011-12) were on the roster.
• Kansas City Special Teams Coordinator Dave Toub (2004-12), Director of Player Personnel Chris Ballard (2001-12) Assistant Special Teams Coach Kevin O'Dea (2011-12) and Cleveland Special Teams Coordinator Chris Tabor (2008-10) all spent time in Chicago together. Toub served in the same capacity, Ballard as southwest area scout and director of player personnel, O'Dea held the same title and Tabor was listed as an assistant special teams coach. Browns QB Jason Campbell also spent time as a member of the Bears for the 2012 season.
• Browns Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner spent 2006 coaching Chiefs QB Alex Smith (2005-12) while he served as San Francisco's offensive coordinator. Cleveland Offensive Line Coach George Warhop also spent 2005-08 as the 49ers offensive line coach.
• Cleveland Outside Linebackers Coach Brian Baker (2001-05) overlapped for one season in Minnesota with Kansas City Defensive Backs coach Emmitt Thomas (2000-01) while Baker held the titles of defensive line coach and linebackers coach and Thomas served as the defensive coordinator.
• Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (2008-10) and Defensive Assistant/Secondary Coach Al Harris (2011) were on St. Louis' roster while Browns Outside Linebackers Coach Brian Baker (2006-08) coached the defensive line, Inside Linebackers Coach Ken Flajole held the title of defensive coordinator (2009-11) and OL John Greco (2008-10) was on the roster.
• Kansas City Offensive Line Coach Andy Heck (2004-12) held the same title while Cleveland Defensive Line Coach Joe Cullen (2010-12) served in the same role and LB Quentin Groves (2008-09) was on the roster in Jacksonville.
• Browns Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris DiSanto (2000-02) spent time in Philadelphia with Chiefs: Head Coach Andy Reid (1999-2012), Head Athletic Trainer Rick Burkholder (1999-2012), Spread Game Analyst/Special Projects Coach Brad Childress (1999-2005), Special Teams Coordinator Dave Toub (2001-03), Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach David Culley (1999-2012),Tight Ends Coach Tom Melvin (2002-12) and Defensive Line Coach Tommy Brasher (1999- 2005).
• Chiefs Spread Game Analyst/Special Projects Coach Brad Childress (2006-10) and Running Backs Coach Eric Bieniemy (2006-10) were listed as head coach and running backs coach, respectively, in Minnesota while Browns Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris DiSanto (2007) held the same title.
• Cleveland Inside Linebackers Coach Ken Flajole spent the 1998 season at Green Bay with Chiefs: Head Coach Andy Reid (1992-98), Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Barry Rubin (1995-98), General Manager John Dorsey (1997-98, 2000-12) and Offensive Coordinator Doug Pederson (1996-98).
• Browns Inside Linebackers Coach Ken Flajole (1999-2002) was listed as Seattle's defensive backs and linebackers coach during the time that Kansas City General Manager John Dorsey (1999) was director of pro personnel and Director of Pro Scouting Will Lewis (1999-2011) served as director of pro personnel and vice president of football operations.
• Kansas City QB Chase Daniel (2009-12) was on New Orleans' roster while Cleveland Inside Linebackers Coach Ken Flajole (2012) was a secondary coach.
• Cleveland Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Derik Keyes spent his 2012 season in the same role while OL Rashad Butler (2007-12) and Kansas City S Quintin Demps (2010-12) were on the roster in Houston. Chiefs CB Dunta Robinson (2004- 09) and Browns RB Chris Ogbonnaya (2011) were also part of the Texans roster.
• Chiefs Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach David Culley (1994-95) overlapped with Cleveland Strength and Conditioning Coach Brad Roll (1993-95) in Tampa Bay while Culley coached wide receivers and Roll held the same title. Browns Offensive Line Coach Mike Sullivan was on the Buccaneers roster as an offensive lineman from 1992-95.
• Kansas City Defensive Line Coach Tommy Brasher (1986-89) held the same position in Atlanta while Cleveland Running Backs Coach John Settle (1987-90) was on the roster as a running back.
• Browns Running Backs Coach John Settle (1991-92) was on Washington's roster as a running back while Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach Emmitt Thomas (1986-94) was listed as a secondary coach.
• Kansas City Linebackers Coach Gary Gibbs (2002-05) held the same position with Dallas while Cleveland Offensive Line Coach George Warhop (2003-04) served in the same role. Browns K Billy Cundiff was on the Cowboys roster from 2002-06.
• Cleveland WR Davone Bess (2008-12) spent time on Miami's roster with Chiefs TE Anthony Fasano (2008-12) and Defensive Assistant/Secondary Coach Al Harris (2010, 2012) who was listed as a cornerback and then as a coaching intern.

Former Chiefs

• Browns Assistant General Manager Ray Farmer (2006-12) spent the past seven seasons as the Chiefs director of pro personnel.
• Cleveland Tight Ends Coach Jon Embree was a part of the Kansas City coaching staff from 2006-08 in the same role.
• Browns Defensive Quality Control Coach Daron Roberts spent 2007-08 as a Chiefs volunteer coach and defensive quality control coach.

Former Browns

• Chiefs Director of Football Administration Trip MacCracken (1999-2009) spent time in Cleveland in various positions including salary cap administrator, salary cap coordinator, director of football administration and legal counsel.
• Kansas City Spread Game Analyst/Special Projects Coach Brad Childress served as the Browns' offensive coordinator for the 2012 season.
• Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Doug Pederson spent 2000 on Cleveland's roster as a quarterback.
• Kansas City LB James-Michael Johnson was part of the Browns roster in 2012.

College

• Kansas City Special Teams Coordinator Dave Toub (1989-2000) and Cleveland Special Teams Coordinator Chris Tabor (1997-2000) spent time on the coaching staff at Missouri together while Toub coached the defensive line and Tabor served as an offensive graduate assistant coach and running backs and special teams coach.
• Chiefs TE Sean McGrath (2006-08) played collegiately for Eastern Illinois while Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Bobby Babich (2007-10) served as a secondary coach.
• Cleveland Outside Linebackers Coach Brian Baker spent the 1986 season coaching fullbacks at Army during the time that Kansas City Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton (1983-99) served both as defensive coordinator then later as head coach.
• Kansas City Running Backs Coach Eric Bieniemy (2001-02) served as Colorado's running backs coach during the time that Cleveland Tight Ends Coach Jon Embree (1993-2002) coached the wide receivers and kickers. Bieniemy and Embree also spent 2011-12 together on the coaching staff as offensive coordinator and head coach, respectively.
• Browns Inside Linebackers Coach Ken Flajole (1986-88) spent time as a defensive backs coach at University of Texas-El Paso while Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid (1987-88) served as the offensive line coach and Special Teams Coordinator Dave Toub (1986-88) held the titles of graduate assistant and strength and conditioning coach.
• Chiefs DL Allen Bailey (2007-10) played collegiately at Miami (Fla.) with Browns WR Travis Benjamin (2008-11).
• Cleveland OL Oneil Cousins (2004-07) and Chiefs S Quintin Demps (2005-08) were teammates at University of Texas-El Paso.
• Browns DB Joe Haden (2007-09) was teammates at Florida with Kansas City DT Jaye Howard (2007-10).
• Kansas City CB Sean Smith (2005-08) played at Utah with Cleveland LB Paul Kruger (2007-08).
• Browns RB Chris Ogbonnaya (2005-08) and Kansas City RB Jamaal Charles (2005-07) were teammates at Texas and were both a part of the 2005 BCS National Championship team.
• Chiefs G/T Geoff Schwartz (2004-08) played for Oregon with Cleveland DB T.J. Ward (2006-09).
• Cleveland P Spencer Lanning (2007-10) and Kansas City K Ryan Succop (2005- 08) were both part of the special teams unit at South Carolina together.
• Kansas City RB Cyrus Gray (2008-11) played collegiately at Texas A&M with Browns OL Patrick Lewis (2009-12).

Hometown

• Cleveland Special Teams Coordinator Chris Tabor attended Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., where he played quarterback and later went on to get his masters at Columbia (Mo.) College. He spent time coaching at Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College, Benton High School in St. Joseph, Mo., Central Methodist College in Fayette, Mo., University of Missouri and Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo.
• Kansas City G/T Geoff Schwartz is the older brother of Cleveland RT Mitchell Schwartz and the two are the first Jewish brothers to play in the NFL since Ralph and Arnold Horween in 1923.
• Browns Inside Linebackers Coach Ken Flajole held the title of defensive backs/ outside linebackers coach at Missouri from 1989-93.
• Cleveland Special Assistant to the Head Coach Steve Gera is a native of St. Louis, Mo., and attended the University of Missouri.
• Browns Special Teams Assistant Shawn Mennenga lettered one season (1992) as a defensive back at the University of Missouri and later coached at Hutchinson Community College from 1998-2000.
• Cleveland Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Brad Roll held the title of strength and conditioning coach at the University of Kansas from 1987-88.
• Browns Offensive Line Coach George Warhop served on Kansas' offensive staff from 1984-86.
• Kansas City Linebackers Coach Gary Gibbs shares the hometown of Houston, Texas, with Browns WR Josh Gordon and RB Chris Ogbonnaya.
• Chiefs WR Dexter McCluster and Browns LB D'Qwell Jackson both call Largo, Fla., their hometown.
• Cleveland DB Chris Owens, Kansas City Head Coach Andy Reid and OL Geoff Schwartz are natives of Los Angeles.
• Browns DB T.J. Ward and Chiefs Offensive Quality Control Coach Britt Reid both list their hometown as San Francisco.
• Chiefs DT Anthony Toribio, WR Dwayne Bowe, Cleveland LB Paul Hazel and RB Willis McGahee are all natives of Miami. Toribio and McGahee both attended Miami Central High School, although not simultaneously.
• Kansas City Statistical Analysis Coordinator Mike Frazier is a native of Wooster, Ohio, and a graduate of the College of Wooster.

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