Today’s KC Star reports that Chan Gailey could be on his way out now that Todd Haley is in the house as head coach. Here is the report in today’s edition.
At 57 years old and in his fourth job as an offensive coordinator, Chan Gailey is the very definition of a veteran NFL coach. Those facts alone make Gailey an odd mix with the Chiefs’ new head coach, Todd Haley, who at 41 made his reputation as offensive coordinator and play-caller the last two seasons for the high scoring Arizona Cardinals.
Throw in Haley’s possible desire to call the offensive plays, as some in the Chiefs’ organization believe he plans to do, and Gailey appears even more the spare part. So far, at least, Gailey survives. The Chiefs last week dumped five of the remaining members of Herm Edwards’ coaching staff.
Gailey is one of four others still employed, joining offensive-line coaches Bob Bicknell and Joe D’Alessandris and defensive-line coach Tim Krumrie. While one source indicated that doesn’t mean any or all of the four will be retained once Haley’s staff is set, another said Bicknell has been told be will be invited to stay, perhaps as the tight ends coach. Gailey’s situation may yet to have played itself out.