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Chiefs/Giants Connections: DE Wallace Gilberry is the Secret Weapon

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Here are your Kansas City Chiefs/New York Giants connections for this weekend's game, courtesy of the mothership.

I love seeing some Coffeyville, KS and some Maryille, MO repped in these connections today.

  • Chiefs GM Scott Pioli is a native of Washingtonville, NY. He was a graduate asst. at Syracuse (’88-89) along with Chiefs asst. GM Joel Collier.
  • Chiefs asst. head coach Maurice Carthon was a RB with the Giants (’85-
    91), and was a member of New York’s Super Bowl XXI and XXV squads.
  • Kansas City TEs coach Bob Bicknell’s brother, Jack Bicknell, Jr. is
    the N.Y. Giants asst. OL coach.
  • Kansas City DE Wallace Gilberry entered the NFL as a rookie free
    agent with the Giants in 2008 and spent time on New York’s practice squad.
  • Giants secondary coach Peter Giunta (2001-05) and asst. special teams
    coach Thomas McGaughey (2002) both spent time with the Chiefs.
  • N.Y. Giants K Lawrence Tynes spent three seasons with Kansas City
    (2004-06) after entering the NFL as a rookie FA with the Chiefs in 2001.
  • Chiefs LB Tamba Hali prepped at Teaneck HS in Teaneck, NJ. 
  • Kansas City LB Jovan Belcher is a native of West Babylon, NY.
  • Giants strength coach Jerry Palmieri coached at Kansas State (’87-92).
  • N.Y. Giants RB Brandon Jacobs played at Coffeyville (KS) CC.
  • Giants DE Dave Tollefson played collegiately at NW Missouri St.
  • KC video asst. Ken Radino was an intern with the Giants (2004-05). 

Out of curiosity, how many of you guys and girls are in New York now?