Coaching Moves Begin For Chiefs

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. 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.

10 Responses to “Coaching Moves Begin For Chiefs”

  • January 6, 2010  - JJosefsen says:

    We want Crennel!!!

  • January 6, 2010  - The Morning Fix | Arrowhead Addict | A Kansas City Chiefs blog says:

    [...] Coaching Moves Begin For The Chiefs-Bob Sunday was no ordinary day for the Chiefs’ offense. The opening drive took only four plays, 86 yards, and less than two minutes before it sent a cold silence throughout the stadium. I could hear the groans and jeers from Broncos fans, but had I closed my eyes, I would have sworn I was at a Chiefs home game in 2009. When Kansas City scored, the few devoted fans who traveled with me celebrated as if they were at a championship game. [...]

  • January 6, 2010  - Chiefs Fire Offensive Line Coach Joe D’Alessandris | Arrowhead Addict | A Kansas City Chiefs blog says:

    [...] this bit of information seemed to slip under the radar yesterday but Bob Gretz is reporting this morning that Chiefs Offensive Line Coach Joe D’Alessandris will not be back next season. [...]

  • January 6, 2010  - ThunderChief says:

    Now we wait, hopefully, for the heavy metal moves to be made on the new OC and DC. Less high profile but still worthy of mention, a newly minted QB coach wouldn’t hurt a thing either. I hear Jim Zorn is looking for work?

    Too bad about Krumrie as he certainly passes the intensity test as a DLine coach but the results certainly weren’t there. I don’t know if it’s Krummie’s fault or the players but someone had to pay the price. I heard the guys on Sirius say that Krummie won’t be out of work long, by the way.

  • January 6, 2010  - Another Chiefs Assistant Coach On His Way Out « wire2 says:

    [...] Bob Gretz reports another assistant coach is on his way out – Joe [...]

  • January 6, 2010  - Mad Chief says:

    ThunderChief says:
    “I don’t know if it’s Krummie’s fault or the players but someone had to pay the price. I heard the guys on Sirius say that Krummie won’t be out of work long, by the way.”

    It ultimately falls to the coach when the job isn’t getting done…for whatever reason. Games are won and lost on the lines, so they’re starting in the right places.

    I expect we’ll be hearing about the “heavyweights” (OC and DC) in the not too distant future.

    And yes, Krumrie will land on his feet. Job movement is just part of the life of an NFL coach. He’ll be fine.

  • January 6, 2010  - el cid says:

    There are all kinds of coaches selling insurance. I hope for the best for Krumrie but face it, he did not do much with his chances in KC. There are always other factors so maybe he gets a chance somewhere else.

    The “heavyweights” comment is worrisome. Pioli said on radio last week, coaching changes were up to Haley and he would not require anything. We do not know enough about Haley to guess what he may or may not do. A real fear is that he has a plan on offense and only he can coach it. A couple of problems there, first “plan” what would it be? and second, “coach it”, do feel he did much coaching in 09. JUST HUMOR. Seriously, he may want another year to get his coaches feet on the ground and running. Changing of DL and OL coaches might indicate a “tweaking” of staff rather saying we were not doing it right and need a new, better approach. Just a thought.

  • January 6, 2010  - Mad Chief says:

    Valid points, el cid.

    But, I still think we’ll have an new DC very soon. And I think Haley realizes that he needs an OC, too. We’ll see.

  • January 6, 2010  - TimR says:

    Krumrie wasn’t getting the job done in KC – pure & simple. He wasn’t getting it done for more than one head coach. He wasn’t getting it done with high draft pick talent. Yes, it was neat to see him putting the D-linemen through all those hand drills at the combine, but I don’t want a d-lineman to slap at the OT. I want him to get the heck past him & onto the QB! If he had significant input into who got drafted, then he’s been a poor evaluator of talent as well. Good guy…just not the right guy.

    I don’t think Haley will hire an OC or qb coach just to hire one. He’s said having an OC is the optimal, but unless its someone he feels a great fit with, he’ll do it himself. I do believe he’ll hire a QB coach though.

  • January 6, 2010  - ED says:

    Told you guy Weiss would be here. Just have to litsen to Haley press conferences. Two or 3 weeks ago he said the most efficient way to operate a football team as a head coach is to have an offensive and defensive coordinator. As for Crennell he’ll be here once Pioli puts the right amount of zeros on his check.

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