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Report: Chiefs hire Brian Daboll as OC

Posted on: February 4, 2012 10:25 am
Edited on: February 4, 2012 10:39 am
Brian Daboll (right) reportedly has been hired as Kansas City's offensive coordinator. (US Presswire)
By Josh Katzowitz

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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Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 5, 2012 8:41 am

Report: Chiefs hire Brian Daboll as OC

Solid up grade Chiefs fans!

Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: February 4, 2012 3:46 pm

Report: Chiefs hire Brian Daboll as OC

As a dolphins fan all i can say is that he was an incredible upgrade from dan henning. i think with the right personel he can be an above average offensive coordinator. if you are a chiefs fan you can have a little hope, he definitely is not as bad as his browns resume shows

Since: Apr 29, 2007
Posted on: February 4, 2012 2:31 pm

Report: Chiefs hire Brian Daboll as OC

You saw what he did in Miami... absolutely NOTHING!!!!!  Terrible hire!!!

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2012 11:33 am

Report: Chiefs hire Brian Daboll as OC

Does anyone know anything about this guy? I had never heard of him, and as a huge Chiefs fan, this is quite disappointing considering his track record. Can anyone set me straight as to if this guy will be decent at least? I was really hoping for Saunders. What kind of offense will he run?

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