|Brian Daboll (right) reportedly has been hired as Kansas City's offensive coordinator. (US Presswire)|
Earlier this week, with Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli in Indianapolis for all the Super Bowl festivities, Crennel said he was close to hiring a new offensive coordinator. Now, we know, via the Kansas City Star, that Crennel’s choice is former Dolphins offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
Apparently, Daboll beat out quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn and former Raiders offensive coordinator Al Saunders for the job.
Daboll is coming off a one-year run as Tony Sparano’s offensive coordinator in Miami where the Dolphins ranked 22nd in yards gained and 20th in points scored (according to Football Outsiders, they were the 20th-most efficient offense overall).
That actually was an improvement over Daboll’s two-year run as the Browns offensive coordinator under Crennell when Cleveland ranked as one of the worst offensive teams in the league from 2009-10.
To be fair, though, Daboll didn’t have much to work with in Cleveland, and after losing Chad Henne to injury last season in Miami, the Dolphins offense improved in the second half of the season, helping the team win six of its last nine games.
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