Reid Adds Two More To Staff

The number now stands at 18 for Andy Reid’s coaching staff for the Chiefs after two more additions were announced on Wednesday.

Andy Heck will coach the offensive line and Kevin O’Dea will be the assistant special teams coach.

“We are close to having the full staff in place which will allow us the opportunity to all get ready for the 2013 season,” Reid said in a statement released by the team. “With Andy and Kevin we have added two experienced leaders to the group.”

Heck played 12 seasons in the NFL after coming out of Notre Dame and being selected in the 1st-round of the 1989 NFL Draft by Seattle. He was part of the last national championship team for the Fighting Irish in 1988 when he played along the Notre Dame offensive line with former Chiefs center, now assistant coach at Kansas. Heck played for the Seahawks, Bears and Redskins in the NFL, appearing in 185 total games with 164 starts. He began his coaching career at the University of Virginia (2001-03) as a graduate assistant and then tight ends coach. The North Dakota native has spent the last nine seasons working in Jacksonville along the offensive line.

O’Dea has been coaching in the NFL since 1994, when he became a special teams assistant with the San Diego Chargers. He spent two seasons (1994-95) with the Bolts, then six years with Tampa Bay (1996-2001), Detroit (2002-03), Arizona (2004-05), Chicago (2006-07), New York Jets (2008-09) and Chicago again (2010-12). During those two stints with the Bears he worked with David Toub, the recently announced special teams coach of the Chiefs.

7 Responses to “Reid Adds Two More To Staff”

  • January 16, 2013  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Wow. Just found something really funny. has a story on rare pictures from Superbowl One. My favorite is Len Dawson at halftime (I hope) sitting on a folding chair in the locker room smoking a cig with a beer sitting in front of him.

    1967 seems a long, long time ago. Seeing that picture kinda makes me miss it. Nothing, even football, was quite as serious as it is now.

  • January 16, 2013  - el cid says:

    Just getting old?

    Check out old golfing pics, Palmer and Player relaxing together over a smoke. Or stepping up to the tee and pitching a butt before swinging.

    Cigarettes were as much a part of American culture as anything.

    Not saying it was good or bad but we seemed a little more invinceable then than now.

  • January 16, 2013  - Johnfromwichita says:

    cid, just getting old?

    I’ve got shirts and shoes in my closet just getting old. We know people that aren’t.

    Invinceable? Probably not anymore. But point is we were once. And they won Superbowl IV.

    Cassel, Quinn and, God forbid, Stanzi have problems but I bet none of them are spending the half time smoking or drinking beer.

    Uh…maybe if…..oh, never mind.

  • January 16, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    I would say that “all in all” Iam very happy with the coaching staff with just “reservations” about a few guys. Probably Sutton and Heck the most. Lets just take Heck for a second. His “offensive line” gave up 50 sacks and 103 QB hits this last season. His offense also ran for 1,369 yards. Just as a “comparison” for you our Chiefs gave up 40 sacks and 89 QB hits. I remember thru out the season lots and lots of people complaining about the “porous” OL giving up lots of sacks and hits. Well guess what the Jags (where Heck was the OL coach) did even worse. We rushed for 2,395 yards. But to be fair, we had Charles and they were without MJD. Iam sure Iam missing some things but the numbers are what they are.

  • January 16, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    Because Clark was out front on all this, we have a head Coach, staff and GM while many teams are still looking or just hired.

  • January 16, 2013  - johnfromfairfax says:

    I remember the “good old days” well. I grew up in the countryside a couple miles from the campus of the college the Steelers used as their training camp. The small college town was tucked in the hills in an area in the heart of coal country and the iron and steel industries. Even in the countryside there were plenty of taverns and bars to be found.

    There was a bar called “The Bloody Bucket’ a few miles from the college and when he was with the Steelers Bobby Layne and friends could be found there most nights during training camp after they slipped out of the dorm and away from campus. Those guys seemed larger than life. For good or bad it sure was a different world and definitely less complicated.

  • January 17, 2013  - el cid says:

    cy, seems to me the Chiefs got the best in coaching and GM of the teams who replaced staff. I would not take any of those hired over what Clark put together, as a group.

    As much as I bad mouthed Clark, Kudos, Clark. I was wrong.

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