Kansas City added a Chiefs legend to the coaching staff Monday, naming Emmitt Thomas as the team's defensive backs coach. Thomas, as Randy Covitz previously pointed out, is a veteran coach with a fantastic pedigree. He was most recently with Atlanta before being let go after the 2009 season.
Thomas was a five-time Pro Bowler and played 13 seasons with the Chiefs before beginning his coaching career at Central Missouri State. He's 66 years old and will replace Clancy Pendergast as the defensive backs coach under coordinator Romeo Crennel.
The Chiefs also hired tight ends coach Bernie Parmalee, who's 42 and was on offensive coordinator Charlie Weis' staff at Notre Dame.
Kansas City finalized its staff by hiring Otis Smith as defensive quality control coach.