Believe it or not, the Kansas City Chiefs have hired someone that has never once coached or played for the New England Patriots. In fact, he was on the New York Giants staff that just helped deliver a heartbreaking loss to the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
Jack Bicknell, Jr. is expected to be the new Chiefs offensive line coach after serving as the Giants assistant offensive line coach the last three seasons, The Star-Ledger is reporting. He will take over for Bill Muir, who decided to retire after the season.
Before arriving in New York, Bicknell was the offensive line coach at Boston College where he landed after being fired as the head coach at Louisiana Tech. While at BC, Bicknell coached future first round pick Anthony Castanzo.
Is there a connection to GM Scott Pioli I’m missing here? If not, kudos to the Chiefs for stepping away from the Patriots coaching tree to fill one of the remaining spots on Romeo Crennel’s staff.
Fun fact about Bicknell? He was the starting center for Boston College for Doug Flutie’s iconic Hail Mary play.