Andy Reid could be bringing to the Chiefs a long-time offensive line coach who failed in his only stint as a coordinator. And the coach’s name isn’t Juan Castillo.
According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, former Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano will interview Monday for the position of offensive line coach with the Chiefs.
It makes sense — more sense that hiring Sparano to be a coordinator. After all, he made his bones in the NFL as an offensive line coach, doing a good enough job to become the head coach of the Dolphins in 2008. It made nearly as much sense for the Jets to hire him as an offensive coordinator in 2012 as it did for Reid to promote Castillo from offensive line coach to defensive coordinator in 2011; neither had ever been a coordinator.
But it makes plenty of sense for Reid to hire Sparano to be the offensive line coach in Kansas City — especially since hiring Castillo would carry with it the ongoing stigma of the failed decision to flip Castillo to the other side of the ball.