Less than 48 hours after the 2009 season was over, changes on the Chiefs coaching staff have started to trickle out.
The team has made no formal announcement but defensive line coach Tim Krumrie and assistant offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris will not return to Todd Haley’s staff. Call it fired, released, contract not renewed, it’s semantics; Krumrie and D’Alessandris are now on the job market.
NFL.com reported on Tuesday that Krumrie had been fired, quoting “league sources.” D’Alessandris was seen being walked out of the club’s offices on Tuesday morning, carrying boxes and escorted by security personnel.
Krumrie had been the team’s defensive line coach for four seasons, joining the team in 2006. He’s been an NFL assistant coach for 15 years, after his 12-year career as a player with Cincinnati.
D’Alessandris was in his second season with the Chiefs as an assistant offensive line coach. The ‘09 season was his 38th year in coaching. He came to the team on the recommendation of former offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, who was fired right before the start of the regular season.