[Kansas City.com] Chiefs coach Herm Edwards stripped away another vestige of the Dick Vermeil offense this week when he fired quarterbacks coach Terry Shea.
Edwards has indicated the Chiefs will take their offense in a different direction, one that relies more on dictating favorable matchups and less on its complexity. Shea is a disciple of Vermeil and former offensive coordinator Al Saunders.
The move also could be ominous for quarterback Trent Green. Shea and Green had a close working relationship.
Shea joined the Chiefs in 2001 as Vermeil and Saunders began to revamp the offense. He left for the 2004 season, when he was the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears.
The Chiefs rehired Shea in 2005 after he was fired by the Bears. The Chiefs made that move in large part because of Green’s comfort in working with Shea.
Offensive assistant Dick Curl is a former quarterbacks coach in college and is a candidate to replace Shea.