KC Chiefs add Joe Cullen to defensive coaching staff

The Kansas City Chiefs already have a few holes to fill in their coaching staff and that’s before they decide to make internal changes after achieving their goal of playing in Super Bowl LVI. Now they have started moving parts around and doing some additions with the news they have hired help for the defensive end of Joe Cullen.

Along with the announcement, the Chiefs also said Brendan Daly, the team’s defensive line coach for the past three seasons, will move to linebackers coach instead.

Cullen was around the NFL as an esteemed defensive line coach for more than a decade before landing a role with the Jacksonville Jaguars last year as defensive coordinator under Urban Meyer. Given how Meyer’s year has turned out, his staff members are finding new places to land and Andy Reid was interested in adding Cullen.

Cullen’s history includes three years coaching defensive fronts with the Detroit Lions (2006-08), three more in Jacksonville (2010-12), one year in Cleveland with the Browns (2013), two more with the Buccaneers from Tampa Bay (2014 -15), then a long-term home with the Baltimore Ravens from 2016-2020).

Joe Cullen is the latest addition to Andy Reid’s coaching staff.

Cullen also has plenty of college experience, including a short stint at Idaho State and some time as a defensive coordinator at Indiana.

It will be interesting to see how this affects the Chiefs’ plans, given that Brendan Daly has been working up the line since Steve Spagnuolo arrived. The Chiefs also had a hole in the linebackers coach with the departure of Matt House, so maybe Daly will change there,

The Chiefs also lost quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka to the New York Giants earlier this week, leaving them with another void to fill.