KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The Kansas City Chiefs hired former
Dallas Cowboys and Georgia Tech head coach Chan Gailey to be the
offensive coordinator Wednesday.
Gailey will try to turn around one of the NFL's weakest
offenses. He replaces Mike Solari, who took the Chiefs from being
one of the league's top offenses to one of the worst in two years.
Kansas City ended the season with a 4-12 record and on a
nine-game losing streak after scoring only 226 points. That's 70
points less than any Kansas City team has scored in 30 years.
Gailey, fired after last season after six years as head coach at
Tech, inherits a massive rebuilding project. He will be working for
a head coach, Herm Edwards, who has a reputation for being an
offensive stick in the mud.
But unlike Solari, Gailey brings a wealth of college and NFL
In 14 seasons in the NFL, he has been on the staff of 11 playoff
teams and coached in the Super Bowl four times, including three
with Denver. He has been either a head coach or an offensive
coordinator eight years.
At Georgia Tech, he was 44-33 and took the Yellow Jackets to six
straight bowl games.
But he ran afoul of boosters for never beating archrival
Georgia, winning an ACC title or finishing in the Top 25 and found
himself out of work.
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