Report: Chiefs Fire OC Chan Gailey

According to Pro Football Talk, the Chiefs have fired offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.

Gailey survived the initial purge of assistant coaches after Todd Haley was hired in February.  It’s unclear what has changed between then and now.

Gailey became a star in the mid-1990s, serving as the offensive coordinator of the Steelers.  A fter the 1997 season, he ChanGaileybecame head coach of the Cowboys, but he lasted only two years.  He then spent two years with the Dolphins before becoming head coach at Georgia Tech, where he recruited and developed receiver Calvin Johnson.  Gailey was fired after the 2007 season, and he joined the Chiefs as a member of Herm Edwards’ staff.

In January 2007, former Steelers coach Bill Cowher endorse Gaily for the job Cowher vacated, suggesting Gailey instead of Ken Whisenhunt and Russ Grimm, who served on Cowher’s final staff and who were regarded as finalists for the job.

So look for Gailey to take a year off with pay and to join Cowher if/when Cowher re-enters the NFL next season.


I mean, I get it…  The Chiefs offense has been bad, totaling only 33 points in three preseason losses.  But it’s the preseason!  If Haley wanted to call the plays, why not just strip Gailey of the play calling?  Instead you wait until the final week of preseason to can the guy?  This just doesn’t make any sense at all.

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