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2011 Super Bowl, Steelers Vs. Packers: Former Chiefs In The Game

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There are a handful of former Kansas City Chiefs players that will be in the 2011 Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers.

A big Chiefs connection to the game is Packers head coach Mike McCarthy who served as an offensive quality control coach in Kansas City from 1993-94 and quarterbacks coach from 1995-98.

He brought along a number of former Chiefs on his coaching staff including quarterbacks coach Tom Clements and assistant strength and conditioning coach Dave Redding. Those are just a couple of numbers Chiefs-Packers connections.

As for players, the Packers feature two former Chiefs in TE Tom Crabtree and LB Erik Walden. Crabtree entered the NFL as a undrafted free agent with the Chiefs in 2009 and Walden spent time on the Chiefs in 2008. 

A big Pittsburgh connection to the Chiefs is Todd Haley, whose father Dick worked with the Steelers.

The Steelers also have a couple of former Chiefs on their team in LB Keyaron Fox and LB Rocky Boiman. Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Bruce Arians coached running backs for the Chiefs from 1989-92.

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