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Chiefs hire Al Harris as secondary coach

AL Harris vs. Sea AP

Longtime NFL cornerback Al Harris has a new job: The Chiefs have announced that Harris is their new secondary coach.

Harris played cornerback for new Chiefs head coach Andy Reid for four years in Philadelphia, and Reid obviously thinks Harris can teach younger players some things about the position.

Al’s playing experience over 15 years will bring a unique perspective for our players,” Reid said in a statement.

Harris was drafted by the Buccaneers in 1997 but was cut before ever playing in a regular-season game for Tampa Bay. He later played for the Eagles from 1998 to 2002, the Packers from 2003 to 2009, the Dolphins in 2010 and the Rams in 2011. He spent 2012 as a coaching intern for the Dolphins.

The Chiefs also announced that Mark DeLeone has been hired as a quality control coach and Brent Salazar has been hired as assistant strength & conditioning coach.

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20 Responses to “Chiefs hire Al Harris as secondary coach”
  1. boobsmcgoo says: Jan 25, 2013 4:09 PM

    But he has to cut his hair!

  2. teedraper says: Jan 25, 2013 4:10 PM

    That’s BS! Dude has ZERO coaching experience

  3. pillowporkers says: Jan 25, 2013 4:13 PM

    As a Vikes fan, I loved to hate this guy. Kinda like Aaron Rodgers, etc. Truth is, he was a scrappy corner that knew the position well. I think he was a great player. I can say this now that he’s retired. That being said, I will always remember:

    “Moss, he burned Al Harris!”

    followed by the most terribly awesome call ever made by yours truly Joe Buck:

    “That is a disgusting act”

  4. elliottcovert says: Jan 25, 2013 4:16 PM

    As a Vikes fan, I will always remember AD trucking Al Harris.

    That said, Harris was a great, physical corner. I always thought with his game that he would be a good coach and could teach younger players a lot. Good luck in Kansas City Al!

  5. dalucks says: Jan 25, 2013 4:19 PM

    I am surprised more players do not become coaches after their playing career is over.
    That would be better than recycling the same failures every few years.

  6. purpleguy says: Jan 25, 2013 4:23 PM

    As a Viking fan, all I remember is Al Harris taking out AP’s knee — he was a very good CB though.

  7. jodave5 says: Jan 25, 2013 4:26 PM

    What happened to Hall of Famer Emmitt Thomas? He was our secondary coach.

  8. schmitty2 says: Jan 25, 2013 4:27 PM

    My best Al Harris memory- putting to rest the “We want the ball..we are going to score!” nonsense

  9. threedeep1998 says: Jan 25, 2013 4:33 PM

    Watch his 2009 highlights. Constant tackling by the helmet

  10. eatitfanboy says: Jan 25, 2013 4:50 PM

    teedraper says:
    Jan 25, 2013 4:10 PM
    That’s BS! Dude has ZERO coaching experience
    ===============

    It’s only position coach. He played the position at a high level for 15 years.

    Despite what you may hear, coaching isn’t rocket science.

  11. coachstram says: Jan 25, 2013 4:56 PM

    According to KC Chiefs.com, Harris will be “assisting” Emmitt Thomas……so #18 stays for now – which is a smart move for a team starved for some positive P.R.

  12. upperdecker19 says: Jan 25, 2013 5:12 PM

    Using the Andy Reid coaching curve….Al Harris will be the offensive coordinator by midseason.

  13. willcool21 says: Jan 25, 2013 5:17 PM

    A really scrappy corner.. Absolute overachiever but a get in your face don’t want to see this guy for 60 minutes kind of player.. Can’t chirp the hiring

  14. vicksprman says: Jan 25, 2013 5:17 PM

    This is a great hire, its a way to get some of these guys back in the game he’ll be learning from one of the all time greats. It also looks like Chip Kelly is hiring Todd Lyght to help with Philly’s dB’s another good hire

  15. giantsfan2104 says: Jan 25, 2013 5:29 PM

    I’ll always remember him in the 2007 NFCCG. He and Plaxico played like gladiators fighting for their lives.

    Best of luck to him.

  16. elmaxoh says: Jan 25, 2013 9:36 PM

    Andy should hire Brian Dawkins not Al Harris …

  17. doe22us says: Jan 25, 2013 10:30 PM

    Matt Hasselbeck approves.

  18. themagicfanguy says: Jan 25, 2013 10:58 PM

    Was a dang good CB, too bad he couldn’t stay healthy.

  19. m93117 says: Jan 29, 2013 11:56 AM

    Hey Harris ADVICE !!! Teach this kids how to hit and knock receivers off their rout. Chiefs always allowed receivers to get into their routs, then get burned. How about some serious contact at the lines o scrimmage?
    The Goleta Lemon – Out!

  20. dannyreneau says: Jan 31, 2013 3:54 PM

    As a Seahawks fan i will never forget Al Harris. Or how Hasselbeck could be an idiot.

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