Pendergast is chosen to be the Chiefs' defensive coordinator

The Chiefs announced today that Clancy Pendergast is their new defensive coordinator.

Pendergast, 41, was the defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals for the past five seasons. He worked with new Chiefs head coach Todd Haley for the past two years. He has also coached for the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns.

"Clancy was instrumental in the Arizona Cardinals run at the end of last season that led to our appearance in the Super Bowl," Haley said. "The fact that we have experience working together along with Clancy's previous experience working with Gary Gibbs will be a big factor in our continuity as we move forward."

The Cardinals played multiple defensive formations last year, at times using the 3-4 and the 4-3.

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