Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bills looking at Clancy Pendergast?

The Kansas City Chiefs will soon announce the departure of assistant coach Clancy Pendergast, a team source told Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.

Pendergast was the defensive coordinator last season coming from the Arizona Cardinals with Todd Haley.

Romeo Crennel was hired to coach the defense earlier this month lending plenty of speculation that Pendergast was on his way out. Haley indicated at the press conference introducing Crennel that the decision to stay or go would be up to Pendergast.

Teicher reports the decision for Pendergast to leave was "mutual" between the two sides.

Potential landing spots for Pendergast are unclear at the moment. He's been "relieved of his duties" from his last two defensive coordinator stints in as many years so I would be a bit surprised if he was anything more than a position coach in 2010.

However, Chan Gailey has hired multiple former Chiefs assistants in Buffalo and has also hinted at potentially running a 3-4 defense. Gailey and Pendergast worked together with the Dallas Cowboys.

1 comment:

  1. Under former defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast, the Cardinals employed a base 4-3 "under" front with 3-4 personnel, often operating out of "30" front packages, keeping SLB Chike Okeafor lined up outside the tight end but using DE Bertrand Berry or Travis LaBoy in the role of a "Predator" rusher on the other side, seldom dropping into coverage.