It figured Andy Reid would take some of his assistants with him to Kansas City -- it was no shock when Eagles quarterbacks coach Doug Pederson became the Chiefs' offensive coordinator Friday -- but the staff list released by the Chiefs did contain some surprises.
Reid's son Britt, a graduate assistant at Temple, is going to the Chiefs as a quality control coach. Britt is most known by Eagles fans for being arrested, the same day in 2007 as his older brother Garrett, after separate traffic incidents that involved drug charges. Garrett Reid died of a drug overdose at Eagles training camp last Aug. 5. Britt Reid coached three years at Temple, where his brother Spencer is now a running back. Britt graduated from Temple this year, and was married in the summer.
Also making the journey west are Tommy Brasher, the 72-year-old defensive line coach who came out of retirement last month when Jim Washburn was fired, wide receivers coach David Culley, tight ends coach Tom Melvin, quarterbacks coach Matt Nagy (who was a quality control coach with the Eagles) strength coach Barry Rubin and Rubin assistant Travis Crittenden.
Head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder is expected to sign on with the Chiefs as well.
Culley and Melvin were original members of Reid's 1999 staff, as was Brasher, though Brasher retired to become a consultant with the team in 2005.