The Kansas City Chiefs could soon experience the cost of winning. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Indianapolis Colts are expected to interview multiple coaches for their open head coaching job, including two Chiefs coaches: special teams coordinator Dave Toub and offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. The connection being Chris Ballard, the Colts GM who was previously in the Chiefs front office and is familiar with both coaches.
The MMQB’s Albert Breer also mentioned them.
Toub has had head coaching interviews in the past. He was a long time Bears assistant coach before coming over to the Chiefs with Andy Reid in 2013. The argument for Toub is that as a special teams coach you need to make (to quote Casey Printers) chicken salad out of chicken shit. You’re given all different players on both offense and defense and need to find a way to use them.
Nagy is 39 years old and really came onto everyone’s radar in the last couple of years when he got the offensive coordinator job. He became more known nationally when Andy Reid handed over play calling duties to him earlier this year. He’s really made a difference. Our own Kent Swanson identified the run-pass option as a wrinkle that Nagy seemed to use more than Reid.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports also had this mention of Nagy after the Bears fired John Fox.
Bears have fired John Fox, as expected. As reported over weekend, they want a QB guru. McDaniels top of list. Interested in Nagy, DeFilippo— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 1, 2018
I wouldn’t be thrilled about losing any of them. The offense ultimately runs through Andy Reid but Nagy seems to have had a positive influence. Special teams hasn’t been as special this year but over the course of Toub’s time in Kansas City it’s been very good.