The Kansas City Chiefs a short while ago missing longtime secondary coach Emmitt Thomas to retirement, and it seems that they are actively pursuing his replacement.
First noted by The Athletic KC’s own Nate Taylor, previous NFL cornerback Sam Madison is the top applicant to be a part of Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s workers as a secondary coach.
Madison performed below Spagnuolo for the Giants in 2007, the identical year they won the Tremendous Bowl. He liked a respectable pro career obtaining retired in 2008 with 38 interceptions and 81 defended passes.
Madison would get the job done with new defensive backs coach David Merritt, who a short while ago came over from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Doing the job as an analyst for the Miami Dolphins, he has been dwelling in Florida and would most likely have to change to the brittle Kansas City weather conditions if he is employed as the secondary coach, but it would be a worthwhile investment decision. The four-time Pro Bowler and two-time 1st-crew All-Pro had a lengthy career and liked 1 of the finest seasons of his career below Spagnuolo in that 2007 season. With 4 interceptions and 14 passes defended, the previous second-spherical pick appeared to get the job done very well below Spagnuolo’s technique.
Doing the job as a coach could show to be valuable for all functions, as the Chiefs would be having a cornerback who, in his key, was excellent in coverage. All those coverage competencies could translate nicely when taught to the youthful and eager secondary unit of the Chiefs. Madison would be in a position to aid utilize the rules as a previous participant.