Childress, like Culley, is a longtime Reid assistant. Childress joined the Chiefs’ staff in 2013 as a spread-game analyst and special projects coach, but was elevated to co-offensive coordinator last season after the departure of Doug Pederson, who left to become the head coach in Philadelphia.
1) Eric Berry, S, Kansas City Chiefs: Berry told NFL Network's Connie Fox Colleen Wolfe in Houston that he won't play on the franchise tag again this season. That won't stop the Chiefs from placing the tag on Berry again, though, if the two sides can't work out a long-term deal. This negotiation has the potential to get acrimonious, and it's worth remembering Berry did not report to camp last season until August 28.
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The group was joined later by Gronkowski, who was presented with a custom Ace of Spades rosé bottle parade to celebrate his team's recent victory. Gronk was joined by Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones, partying until well after the sun came up. Other recognizable names in the crowd were hip hop artist Jim Jones and Washington Redskins player Ricky Jean Francois (Washington Redskins).
Embree, 28, enters his first season with the 49ers as an offensive quality control coach. In 2016, he entered the NFL coaching ranks as a defensive assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs. Prior to Kansas City, Embree spent one season (2014) as a graduate assistant/offense with the UCLA football program. A native of Denver, CO, and the son of 49ers assistant head coach/tight ends coach Jon Embree, he appeared in all 50 games during his four-year career (2008-11) as a wide receiver at UCLA.
Is Alex Smith the Chiefs quarterback next year: Yes. Now, he trains over in Hawaii and he goes down and grabs boulders off the bottom of the ocean. So there are sharks in the ocean (laughs) ... if I was a betting man, I would bet he’ll probably be our starting quarterback next year.
Marty Schottenheimer, who coached the Cleveland Browns to two AFC championship games and the Kansas City Chiefs to another, will be one of 15 inductees into the Washington-Greene Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
After serving as defensive assistant and wide receivers coach from 2000 to 2006, Daboll left Foxboro to become quarterbacks coach with the New York Jets. He left New York in 2008 and became offensive coordinator in Cleveland (2009-2010), Miami (2011) and Kansas City (2012). In 2013, Daboll returned to New England where he coaches ever since.
It is concerning Poe has play has declined a bit over the past two years. However, it rare to find a 346-pound defensive lineman who commands the entire opposing team’s attention. That is a type of player the Colts’ need to fortify their defensive interior.