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Chiefs announce Dave Toub is their new special teams coordinator

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We noted this morning that Dave Toub was likely to leave the Bears and become the special teams coordinator of the Chiefs, and this afternoon it became official.

The Chiefs have announced that Toub signed his contract as special teams coordinator today.

Dave is one of the league’s best special teams minds,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “He will bring an innovative approach and consistency to this group. Dave will get the most out of our players and I’m very happy he is joining our staff.”

Toub was a very well regarded special teams coach during his time with the Bears. Returners Devin Hester and Johnny Knox, special teams coverage players Brendon Ayanbadejo and Corey Graham and kicker Robbie Gould all made the Pro Bowl under Toub’s tutelage.

Toub previously worked for Reid in Philadelphia from 2001 to 2003.

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24 Responses to “Chiefs announce Dave Toub is their new special teams coordinator”
  1. robertocfg says: Jan 15, 2013 6:48 PM

    Reid should hire a clock management coordinator.

  2. larryboodry says: Jan 15, 2013 6:54 PM

    Good luck, Dave…You will be missed in Chicago.

  3. dabearsk says: Jan 15, 2013 7:00 PM

    Taub was awesome in Chicago…with him you never ever worried about the ST not producing. ST never gave up the big play and consistently produced the big play. They were always so well coached and disciplined…top 10 every year and a majority of the years top 5.

  4. Bearfan54 says: Jan 15, 2013 7:16 PM

    I didn’t mind when Lovie was let go, But I have a knot in my stomach that Toub is gone. I guess that’s the definition of mixed emotions?

  5. LilTmac2003 says: Jan 15, 2013 7:17 PM

    Bears fan here.

    Wishing Toub nothing but the best. Cheifs, you’re going to love him.

    This guy is always at a consistent level of good.

  6. wayne1693 says: Jan 15, 2013 7:19 PM

    Believe me, this move is as much a statement about the Bears as it is about his relationship with Andy Reid.

  7. cadillacjosh says: Jan 15, 2013 7:19 PM

    Enjoy him Chiefs fans, he’s the best. You’ll be seriously missed in Chicago.

  8. dolphins4 says: Jan 15, 2013 7:27 PM

    Andy Reid is building a team that compete for the Super Bowl for many years to come.

  9. coachhowi says: Jan 15, 2013 7:36 PM

    @Robert you really think his clock management caused him to have 4 loosing season out of 14? If that is his only problem you will see the Chiefs and the Sea of Red all the time playing in Jan. sounds like someone is bitter to me.

  10. raiderapologist says: Jan 15, 2013 8:19 PM

    Toub’s first order of business should be finding out if Jamaal Charles can return kicks.

  11. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jan 15, 2013 8:28 PM

    What the hell are the Raiders doing in their search for the next ST coordinator?

    Toub probably wouldn’t have gone to Oakland, but it would be nice if they at least tried to persuade him after being let go by the Bears.

    Now he’s with a divisional rival and I don’t hear a peep from Reggie…guess he is channeling his inner Al Davis.

  12. ottawabrave91 says: Jan 15, 2013 8:31 PM

    can he play quarterback? will he make sure that the team keeps the players that they drafted and developed and not let another Brandon Carr get away? my chefs will be 3-12-1 next year. (yes I predict a tie)

  13. gurnblanstonreturns says: Jan 15, 2013 8:51 PM

    As the Eagles continue to flounder around, interviewing B-teamers and bland flavors-of-the-day, their most successful coach hires the man who should have been their next coach. Toub is awesome. How I wish the Skins could have replaced Danny Smith with the best teams coach in the league. I wish both well in the AFC West. Heaven help the mediocrity that lands in the Philly sports landscape after this botched search. At least three months to prepare, still no plan. Way to go Lurie! Keep up the good work – you have a 52-year tradition of failure to protect. Hail!

  14. gbatap says: Jan 15, 2013 8:52 PM

    Giving one of the leagues best field position punters a decent coverage team would be a nice change.

  15. themidwaymonsters says: Jan 15, 2013 9:09 PM

    Toubs leaving Chicago just chaps my hide. I wouldn’t mind it at all if Tice leaves or gets fired, but not Toubs. Wasn’t expecting that move, but maybe I should’ve. If Marinelli is out, Emery/McCaskey’s better have several Aces up their sleeves to get this team to the playoffs next year. I’m getn a little nervous…I’m hoping one Ace is Trestman.

  16. moeman79 says: Jan 15, 2013 9:17 PM

    KC you just got the best ST guy in the NFL, what a big loss for the Bears.

  17. duck99 says: Jan 15, 2013 9:33 PM

    Good coach but he was completely pantsed by Green Bay when he went for the FG block and they turned a 4th and goal from the 27 into a TD. Completely changed the game and perhaps the season.

  18. ianijm says: Jan 15, 2013 10:02 PM

    Oh I love this … he stuck with Bobby stinkin’ April here in Philly for like three years who was the WORST special teams coach in the NFL and then when he moves to the Chiefs all of a sudden he gets a new guy.

    I hate this fat walrus. Good luck KC … enjoy the next 13 years of poor clock management, mystifying play calling, a non-existent running game, and horrible game day coaching.

    Much like when the Eagles cut McNabb loose, the rest of the NFL will soon figure out what Philly has known for years … Reid is OVERRATED!!!

  19. richabbs says: Jan 15, 2013 10:05 PM

    I’m not sure who’s dumber,, Phil Emery for letting Toub walk or ottawabrave91 for his stupid comment.

  20. robertocfg says: Jan 15, 2013 10:43 PM

    @coachhowi nope. Long-time Patriots fan here. Nothing against Reid at all (though I have to say, his completely random draft pick swaps with the hoodie just for the lols were funny). Sometimes a joke is just a joke, you know?

  21. qbofthenever says: Jan 15, 2013 11:04 PM

    This is weird.

    Toub had a year left on his deal. I understand the potential awkwardness of working for a guy that beat you out for a job, but I think it is shortsighted of Emery to let Toub walk for a lateral move.

    Toub was already among the highest paid ST coaches. Why wouldn’t you let the new head coach evaluate Toub, and if he decides to keep him you throw Toub a few more bucks. He’s too talented to let walk away over some hard feelings about not getting a job.

  22. britishteeth says: Jan 15, 2013 11:44 PM

    After Reid gets fired in three years, Toub will take over as HC. Good luck to you Dave. You may have already been a head coach had Lovie and Angelo not ruined Hester.

  23. 4ever85 (aka Butch DeadLift) says: Jan 16, 2013 1:02 AM

    NFL truly mystifies at times.

    Toub has frequently produced top 10 SP teams with 6th-7th rounders and FA leftovers.

    Toub has most likely produced the first NFL player in history to go to the HOF soley on sp teams credentials (Hester), and helped shaped some other outstanding players, not least of which is Graham on the Ravens and Manning for the Texans.

    Yet, guys like Chud get the H.C. nod, while Toub goes to coaching death at K.C.

    Bears fans are some of the most knowledgeable and difficult to please, so when they give a near unanimous vote of confidence towards a player or coach, other teams should listen.

  24. radioroamer says: Jan 18, 2013 1:56 PM

    The Raiders interviewed Bobby April on Tuesday or Wednesday. He would be a great hire. Don’t pay attention to the Philly nonsense. With what he was dealt, he is lucky he did not have a nervous breakdown.

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