The Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff is in Mobile, Ala. this week preparing for the 2012 Senior Bowl and eventually the NFL draft in April.
They're also down there looking for folks to add to the coaching staff. Head coach Romeo Crennel talked with Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com and said he's been talking to people this week regarding the positions on the Chiefs coaching staff.
But what positions are actually available? Here's an updated look at the Chiefs coaching staff as I understand it.
Defense: Crennel will still have a hand in this side of the ball -- he'll continue to call the defensive plays. So we know who's really running the show on defense but the rest of the staff should remain mostly intact. Crennel said as much a couple weeks ago. The question is whether one of those other guys is given the title of defensive coordinator. Nate Bukaty (810 WHB) said a few weeks ago he heard linebackers coach Gary Gibbs would be named defensive coordinator so that very well could happen at some point. Other than that, there's not a ton of news surrounding the defensive side of the ball. We figure Crennel will still have plenty of influence on defense.
Offense: This is where you're likely to see more turnover. A previous report indicated that a couple of offensive assistants were leaving but that isn't the case yet. Bill Muir will not be the offensive coordinator next season which means the Chiefs need to find someone to run the offense. But Muir is expected to return to the team as offensive line coach, so that's one less assistant to find if it works out like that. So the Chiefs are looking for an offensive coordinator and potentially a couple more assistant coaches. And keep in mind that an offensive coordinator from the outside could result in more changes to the offensive staff.