Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff gives them major leg up
The Kansas City Chiefs are the most talented team in football. That truth extends off the roster and into the coaching staff as well.
Few teams possess the kind of brainpower Kansas City has. Its’ one of the main reasons the team won its first Super Bowl in 50 years five months ago. Led by future Hall of Fame head coach Andy Reid, the Chiefs’ coaching staff is loaded up with future head coaches and former leading men.
The result? A weekly advantage for a team which has Patrick Mahomes at its disposal.
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Mahomes talked to NFL Total Access on Friday about his thoughts on the staff, per NFL.com:
“I think that’s a tribute to the coaches and them playing to the strengths of their players,” he said. “And I think coach Reid does a great job of that, of playing to the strengths of all of us. Not just me, but [Travis] Kelce and Tyreek [Hill] and Sammy [Watkins] and all those guys. He plays to our strengths and if you look across the league, it’s not every single offense is the same. You see offenses like Baltimore, you see offenses like ours, you see San Francisco. All these offenses are playing to the strengths of their players and I feel like that’s why you see the success that the offenses are having of late.”
Offensively, Kansas City is blessed with the mind of Reid and coordinator Eric Bieniemy. The former has long been known as a quarterback whisperer and mad scientist, consistently giving a master class in motion and screen games. The latter has been on many head coaching interviews, and is a sure bet to have his own team soon.
Defensively, coordinator Steve Spganuolo was in the same position with the New York Giants in 2007, when he masterminded the Super Bowl XLII win over the undefeated New England Patriots. New England had arguably the best offense in NFL history that year, and Spagnuolo’s group held them to 14 points.
Spagnuolo then coached the St. Louis Rams and while it went south, he has once again found his stride as a coordinator, helping Kansas City’s defense become the league’s best from a statistical standpoint over the final six weeks of the regular season and into the postseason.
Factor in tremendous positional coaches in Brendan Daly (D-Line), Andy Heck (O-Line) and Mike Kafka (QB) among others, and it’s an A-plus group across the board.
For the Kansas City Chiefs, it’s their hidden advantage and a significant one.