Patriots hire ex-Chiefs offensive coordinator Daboll

01/14/2013 10:33 PM

05/16/2014 8:47 PM

Former Chiefs offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is back in New England.

Daboll, who was part of Romeo Crennel’s staff in 2012, will work as an offensive assistant with the Patriots, for whom he served as a defensive assistant in 2000-01 and wide receivers coach during 2002-06.

“It’s great to have Brian back,” said New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. “He’s a very good football coach, very knowledgeable and can help us in a lot of different ways. Certainly having another set of eyes with experience and has a lot of understanding of our system and how we go about doing things, I think, is only a positive for us and can help our football team going forward. I look forward to doing that with Brian.”

McDaniels served in a similar capacity at the end of last year after the Rams coaching staff was dismissed. Daboll will start immediately, helping the Patriots prepare for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against Baltimore.

“Last year when I came back, really anything they asked me to do, I was excited to do,” McDaniels said. “You know, anything you can do to help at this time of year is useful, whether that’s drawing practice cards or sitting in a meeting and having a few ideas on a certain situation in the game plan or anything like that during the course of a week. Everything is so important; every detail is very critical at this time of year, and having another football coach on your staff to help is nothing but helpful for us.”

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