John Dorsey and Andy Reid headline Chiefs-Packers connections

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The Chiefs new general manager and head coach have common ties leading back to the Green Bay Packers.

As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to face the Green Bay Packers in the fourth and final game of the NFL preseason, it's time to take a look at the connections between the teams. While most weeks, there are several former players that have switched sides, this week there are a number of coaches and personnel who know familiar faces on the opposing team. From new general manager John Dorsey to head coach Andy Reid, the Packers have a lot of ties in this year's Chiefs team and vice versa.

Thanks to the Chiefs PR team for the list of Chiefs-Packers connections:

Professional

• Packers Executive Vice President, General Manager & Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson (2000-04) was the Vice President of Football Operations at Seattle while Kansas City Director of Pro Scouting Will Lewis (1999-2009) was the Director of Pro Personnel, among other roles.

• Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach Emmitt Thomas (2000-01) held the title of Defensive Coordinator in Minnesota while Packers Vice President of Football Administration/ Player Finance Russ Ball (1999-2000) served as Senior Football Administrator.

• Kansas City Linebackers Coach Gary Gibbs (2006-08) spent time in New Orleans with Packers Vice President of Football Administration/Player Finance Russ Ball (2002-07) during his tenure as Vice President of Football Administration.

• Green Bay Head Coach Mike McCarthy and Quarterbacks Coach Ben McAdoo spent their 2005 season in San Francisco during Kansas City QB Alex Smith's (2005- 12) first year as a 49er. McCarthy was Offensive Coordinator while McAdoo served as Assistant Offensive Line/Quality Control Coach.

• Chiefs Defensive Line Coach Tommy Brasher spent his 1990 season with Tampa Bay in the same role while Packers Assistant Head Coach/Inside Linebackers Coach Winston Moss (1987-90) played linebacker. Brasher (1992-98) and Moss (1995-98) also overlapped at Seattle while Brasher held the same role and Moss was both a linebacker and then a Defensive Quality Control Coach.

• Kansas City Head Athletic Trainer Rick Burkholder (1993-98) and Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach David Culley (1996-98) spent time in Pittsburgh with several Packers: Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers (1992-94) served in the same capacity, Outside Linebackers Coach Kevin Greene (1993-95) was on the Steelers roster as a linebacker/defensive end and Secondary/Safeties Coach Darren Perry (1992-98) played safety. Burkholder was on staff as Assistant Athletic Trainer and Culley served as Wide Receivers Coach.

• Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers (2001-05) served as Houston's Head Coach while Kansas City CB Dunta Robinson (2004-09) was on the roster.

• Chiefs Director of College Scouting Marvin Allen (1996-2008) spent time in New England with Green Bay Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers (2008) during his time as Special Assistant/Secondary Coach.

• Packers Tight Ends Coach Jerry Fontenot (1989-96) was on Chicago's roster as a center while Chiefs Offensive Line Coach Andy Heck (1994-98) played as a tackle.

• Green Bay Special Teams Assistant Chad Morton (2001-02) was on the New York Jets roster as a running back while Chiefs Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton (2000- 12) served as Linebackers Coach. Packers TE Matthew Mulligan (2009-11) was on the Jets roster while Sutton was on the coaching staff with Chiefs Assistant Special Teams Coordinator Kevin O'Dea (2008-09). Kansas City DL Marcus Dixon (2010-12) and DL Mike DeVito (2007-12) were both on the New York roster as well.

• Kansas City Offensive Line Coach Andy Heck (1999-2000) was on Washington's roster as a tackle while Green Bay Defensive Line Coach Mike Trgovac (2000-01) served in the same role.

• Chiefs OL Geoff Schwartz (2008-11) was on Carolina's roster while Packers Defensive Line Coach Mike Trgovac (2003-08) served as Defensive Coordinator.

• Packers Running Backs Coach Alex Van Pelt (2010-11) served as Quarterbacks Coach in Tampa Bay while Kansas City LB Zac Diles (2011) was on the roster.

• Kansas City Defensive Backs Coach Emmitt Thomas (2002-09) spent the 2007 season in Atlanta as a Defensive Backs Coach/Interim Head Coach with Packers Secondary/Cornerbacks Coach Joe Whitt Jr.

• Chiefs DL Austen Lane (2010-12) spent time in Jacksonville with Packers RB DuJuan Harris (2011).

• Green Bay T Kevin Hughes spent the 2011 season on St. Louis' roster with Kansas City Assistant Secondary Al Harris during his time as a cornerback.

• Packers TE Matthew Mulligan and Kansas City OL Rokevious Watkins both spent their 2012 season in St. Louis.

• Green Bay QB Vince Young (2011) spent his time in Philadelphia with members of the Chiefs: Head Coach Andy Reid (1999-2012), Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach David Culley (1999-2012), Offensive Coordinator Doug Pederson (2009-12), Tight Ends Coach Tom Melvin (1999-2012), Assistant Offensive Line Coach Eugene Chung (2010-12), Quality Control Coach Corey Matthaei (2008- 12), LB Akeem Jordan (2007-12), Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Barry Rubin (2008-12), Quarterbacks Coach Matt Nagy (2010-12) and Statistical Analysis Coordinator Mike Frazier (2003-12).

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Former Packers

• Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid served as the Packers Tight Ends and Offensive Line Coach from 1992-96 and held the position of Quarterbacks Coach from 1997-98.

• Kansas City General Manager John Dorsey has spent a total of 27 years with the Packers organization. Dorsey played linebacker from 1984-88, was a College Scout (1991-96), held the title of Director of College Scouting (1997-98, 2000-11) and served in the role of Director of Football Operations (2012).

• Chiefs LB Frank Zombo played in Green Bay from 2010-12 and was part of the 2010 Super Bowl team.

• Kansas City Assistant Secondary Coach Al Harris played cornerback for the Packers from 2003-09.

• Chiefs DT Anthony Toribio was on the Green Bay roster for the 2008-09 seasons. • Kansas City Offensive Coordinator Doug Pederson played quarterback for Green
Bay from 1996-98 and again from 2001-04.

• Chiefs Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Barry Rubin was part of the Packers coaching staff as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (1995-98) and as Strength and Conditioning Coach (1999-2005).

• Kansas City Director of Pro Scouting Will Lewis was a Pro Scout in Green Bay for the 1997 season.

• Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach Emmitt Thomas spent the 1999 season as Defensive Coordinator for Green Bay.

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Former Chiefs

• Green Bay Vice President of Football Administration/Player Finance Russ Ball (1989-98) spent 10 seasons with Kansas City, serving first as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach and later as Administrative Assistant to Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer.

• Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy spent 1993-98 in Kansas City, first as an Offensive Assistant/Quality Control Coach (1993-94) and then as a Quarterbacks Coach (1995-98).

• Green Bay Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements spent the 2000 season as Kansas City's Quarterbacks Coach.

College

• Green Bay T Bryan Bulaga (2007-09), DE Mike Daniels (2008-11) and CB Micah Hyde (2009-12) spent their collegiate years at Iowa with Chiefs QB TE Tony Moeaki (2005-09) and S Greg Castillo (2008-12). Kansas City Quality Control Coach Mark DeLeone (2007-08) also served as a Student Assistant for the Hawkeyes.

• Chiefs LB/DB Ridge Wilson and Packers WR Randall Cobb spent 2008-10 playing for Kentucky.

• Packers K Mason Crosby (2003-06), T David Bakhtiari (2009-12) and LB Brad Jones (2005-08) spent time at Colorado with Kansas City CB Jalil Brown (2006-09) and Running Backs Coach Eric Bieneimy (2011-12) during his tenure as Running Backs Coach/Offensive Coordinator.

• Kansas City RB Jamaal Charles (2005-07), LB Derrick Johnson (2001-04), Green Bay TE Jermichael Finley (2006-07) and QB Vince Young (2002-05) all played collegiately for Texas. Charles and Young were part of the BCS National Championship team in 2005.

• Chiefs Assistant Director of Pro Scouting Mike Borgonzi (2007-08) held the position of Scouting Administrator at Boston College while Green Bay LB Robert Francois (2005-08) and DT BJ Raji (2004-08) were on the roster. Kansas City College Scouting Administrator Ryan Poles (2008-09) was also part of the Eagles scouting staff as a Recruiting Assistant.

• Packers Vice President of Football Administration/Player Finance Russ Ball (1982- 89) served as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Missouri while Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid (1989-91) and Special Teams Coordinator Dave Toub (1989-2000) were part of the coaching staff. Reid held the title of Offensive Line Coach while Toub was part of the strength and conditioning staff and coached the defensive line.

• Green Bay Head Coach Mike McCarthy (1989-92), Special Teams Coordinator Shawn Slocum (1990) and Chiefs Head Athletic Trainer Rick Burkholder (1990-92) were on staff together in Pittsburgh. McCarthy served as Quarterbacks Coach, Slocum was a GA and Burkholder held the same position. Also, Packers Running Backs Coach Alex Van Pelt (1989-92) was a four-year starter as a Panther during this time.

• Kansas City Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach David Culley and Packers Special Teams Coordinator Shawn Slocum spent their 1991-93 seasons at Texas A&M. Culley was Wide Receivers Coach while Slocum served as Special Teams/Tight Ends Coach.

• Green Bay TE Matthew Mulligan (2004-07) played collegiately with Chiefs DL Mike DeVito (2002-07) at Maine.

• Packers WR Jordy Nelson (2004-07), RB Angelo Pease (2010-12), Kansas City LB Zac Diles (2005-06) and DB Tysyn Hartman (2008-12) were all members of the Kansas State Wildcats football team.

• Kansas City DL Allen Bailey (2007-10) and Packers CB Sam Shields (2006-09) both played for Miami (FL).

• Packers OL Josh Sitton (2004-08) and Chiefs WR Jamar Newsome (2006-10) were teammates at Central Florida.

• Kansas City RB Shaun Draughn (2007-10) played collegiately at North Carolina with Packers TE Ryan Taylor (2006-10).

• Green Bay TE D.J. Williams (2007-10) and Chiefs RB Knile Davis (2009-12) were on the Arkansas roster simultaneously.

• Chiefs T Steven Baker (2007-12) and Packers DE C.J. Wilson (2006-09) were part of the East Carolina football squad.

• Kansas City LB Nico Johnson (2008-12) played at Alabama with Green Bay RB Eddie Lacy (2010-12). They were both part of the Crimson Tide's BCS National Championship teams in 2011 and 2012.

• Packers WR Kevin Dorsey and Kansas City LB Darin Drakeford spent their 2008- 12 seasons at Maryland.

• Packers G Lane Taylor (2009-12) and Kansas City LB Orie Lemon (2006-09) overlapped for one season at Oklahoma State.

• Green Bay DT Gilbert Pena (2009-12) played collegiately at Mississippi with Chiefs WR Dexter McCluster (2006-09), DL Jerrell Powe (2008-10) and S Kendrick Lewis (2006-09).

• Kansas City OL Eric Kush (2008-12) and Green Bay CB James Nixon (2011) were teammates at California (Pa.).

• Chiefs Quality Control Coaches Britt Reid (2008-12) and Mark DeLeone (2011) were Graduate Assistants during Packers CB James Nixon's (2008-10) time on the Temple roster.

• Packers T Andrew Datko (2008-11) and C Rodney Hudson (2007-10) were on the Florida State roster simultaneously.

• Kansas City WR Frankie Hammond Jr. and Packers WR Omarius Hines spent 2008-12 playing at Florida together.

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Hometown

• Chiefs Linebackers Coach Gary Gibbs, LB Orie Lemon, Packers LB Robert Francois, DT Johnny Jolly and QB Vince Young all call Houston, Texas their hometown.

• Packers Vice President of Football Administration/Player Finance Russ Ball is a native of Moberly, Mo. and attended Central Missouri for his undergraduate work and Missouri to earn his master's degree in Human Performance.

• Green Bay Head Coach Mike McCarthy, Running Backs Coach Alex Van Pelt, P Tim Mastay and Chiefs President Mark Donovan share the hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa.

• Packers Assistant Head Coach/Inside Linebackers Coach Winston Moss and LB Jamari Lattimore are natives of Miami, Fla. with Chiefs: WR Dwayne Bowe, CB Kennard Cox and DT Anthony Toribio.

• Kansas City WR A.J. Jenkins, Green Bay Wide Receivers Coach Edgar Bennett, OL Josh Sitton and LB Sam Barrington are all natives of Jacksonville, Fla. Jenkins (2004-07) and Barrington (2005-08) both attended Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville and were teammates for three years.

• Packers WR Jordy Nelson was raised in Manhattan, Kan. and attended Kansas State from 2004-07.

• Green Bay RB Angelo Pease played collegiately at Kansas State from 2010-12.

• Packers RB Johnathan Franklin, Kansas City Head Coach Andy Reid and OL
Geoff Schwartz call Los Angeles their hometown.

• Chiefs OL Jeff Allen and Packers LB Nate Palmer hail from Chicago.

• Kansas City S Bradley McDougald and Green Bay TE Jake Stoneburner share the hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

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