[Kansas City.com] Chiefs defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham took the same job today with the Detroit Lions.
He is the third Chiefs assistant coach to flee since the end of the season, joining secondary coach David Gibbs and special teams coordinator Mike Priefer. Gibbs went to Houston, Priefer to Denver.
Detroit’s new head coach, Jim Schwartz, and Cunningham worked together with the Tennessee Titans during the three seasons between the time Cunningham was fired as Chiefs head coach and rehired as their defensive coordinator.
The Chiefs finished at or near the bottom in most significant defensive categories in 2008 and set an NFL record for fewest sacks with 10.