On Romeo’s Staff, Emery’s Status

North coach Leslie Frazier of the Vikings gave his team instructions this week for Saturday’s Senior Bowl.

From Mobile, Alabama

The majority of the Chiefs contingent hit the road out of town on Wednesday, heading for the airport and flying back to Kansas City and other locations.

But on Wednesday, director of college scouting Phil Emery was on the field after practice in the morning and he was wearing a shirt with a Chiefs logo. Emery is reportedly one of two finalists for the GM job with the Chicago Bears.

Emery along with New England’s director of pro personnel Jason Licht will have second interviews with Chicago management on Thursday and Friday, reportedly in the Windy City.

While head coach Romeo Crennel says the Chiefs are waiting for a few things to fall into place before finalizing his coaching staff, the question came up – how many coaches are being hired, and thus how many coaches are being let go?

During the Senior Bowl week there were plenty of Chiefs assistant coaches in the stands watching the workouts. Seen at Ladd-Peebles Stadium from the offensive side of the staff Bill Muir, Maurice Carthon, Bernie Parmalee and Jim Zorn. Defensive coaches in the house were Gary Gibbs, Otis Smith, Emmitt Thomas, Anthony Pleasant and Adam Zimmer. All seemed to be wearing their Chiefs gear.

There were four assistants who were not seen: special teams coach Steve Hoffman, offensive assistant Nick Sirianni, wide receivers coach Richie Anderson and assistant offensive line coach Pat Perles.

That does not mean they were not there – the Senior Bowl brings over 800 NFL club employees to town and they could have gone unnoticed. However, people were looking for them.

3 Responses to “On Romeo’s Staff, Emery’s Status”

  • January 26, 2012  - KC_Guy says:

    Pat Perles is a childhood friend of Todd Haley. When he was hired he had no NFL coaching experience whatsoever. Started as Defensive Quality Control and moved to OL Assistant a year later. Not sure why he was on the coaching staff at all other than being Haley’s friend

    Nick Sirianni was a walk-on with no coaching experience as well early in Haley’s tenure and obviously impressed with his general football knowledge.

    So cutting them would probably not that much of an impact.

  • January 26, 2012  - James says:

    Don’t wish for anyone to lose their job but wouldn’t mind seeing a new ST’s coach.

  • January 26, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    KC Guy makes good points. Anderson was a Haley guy too. Hoffman was a kicking instructor with zero ST coordinator experience before Haley gave him a shot.
    Haley knew him at Dallas. So that would flush out the Haley weak links while keeping the experience staff. The only one I have doubts about is Zorn. Hopefully his ineffectiveness was due to Haley.

    I look forward to Romeo’s picks for his staff. Then for Pioli to fill some huge holes on the roster in free agency.

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