Monday saw Andy Reid all over the place in the Kansas City media world as he was introduced to the city as new head coach of the Chiefs. He was a very busy man and it was all there for public consumption.
He’s not been seen since by the media and public, but Reid has been busier than ever trying to piece together his coaching staff for the 2013 season.
Former Vikings head coach Brad Childress was in town on Wednesday. He was part of Reid’s staff in Philadelphia before he got the head job in Minnesota. Last year, he was the offensive coordinator in Cleveland.
Also in town on Wednesday was Rick Burkholder, the head trainer of the Eagles for the last 14 years. He joined the team just a month after Reid was named head coach. An Eagles spokesman confirmed the meeting and the fact that Burkholder remains under contract to Philadelphia but they are “allowing him to seek an opportunity with Andy Reid in Kansas City if that’s what’s in Rick’s best interest.”
The Chiefs head trainer is Dave Price, who joined the team in 2006 when Herm Edwards was named head coach. Before that Price spent 10 seasons as trainer with the New York Jets and the 10 seasons before that as an assistant trainer with the Eagles.
Two coaches were with Reid for his entire tenure with the Eagles: wide receiver David Culley and tight ends coach Tom Melvin. It would not be a surprise to see either one or both land at Arrowhead.
In 2011, Reid moved Juan Castillo from offensive line coach to defensive coordinator. He ended up firing Castillo during the 2012 season, but he could bring him to K.C. as offensive line coach.
Some names that are likely considerations for defensive coordinator are former Chicago, Detroit and Buffalo head coach Dick Jauron (he was with Eagles in 2010), former Southern Cal and NFL coordinator Monte Kiffin and former Chicago and Miami head coach and last year’s defensive coordinator in Buffalo Dave Wannstedt.