His stay with the Chiefs last just one season, as Brian Daboll served was the offensive coordinator of the ill-fated 2012 Chiefs. Daboll joined the team after stints in Cleveland and Miami and was hired by then-general manager Scott Pioli to serve as Romeo Crennel’s offensive play caller.
After he was fired with most of Crennel’s staff and Pioli following a 2-14 season, he went back to his roots in New England and this year he’s handled the tight ends, including Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels talked this week about what Daboll brings to the Pats offense:
“Brian is a great resource, for all of us, Bill (Belichick), me and all of our offensive staff and players. He is a guy that grew up similarly to the way I did here, first on defense, then on offense. He has a background that we share that in common. He is a guy that we have tremendous faith in. He can coach whatever position we want him to coach. He was helping Dante (Scarnecchia) with the offensive line last year and moved over to coach the tight ends this year and did a phenomenal job with those guys. He has been a coordinator. He has been a quarterback coach. He has coached receivers. This is a guy that brings experience and value to our offense. I don’t know; that could be understated. Every day he has his hands in the game planning process, the preparation, the scouting report. He is a guy that I lean on significantly in my role. He has been one of my best friends ever since I met him at Michigan State. We are lucky to have him back here.”
In the 2014 season, New England tight ends caught 111 passes for 1,427 yards and 18 touchdown catches.