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Gary Gibbs installed as new Chiefs defensive coordinator

Gary Gibbs takes over the Defensive Coordinator role from Romeo Crennel as the Chiefs try to change things mid-season.

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

The Kansas City Chiefs are intent on changing things without making any major announcements. No one was fired on Monday, but it's clear that those in-house are willing to turn things over within certain boundaries with the announcement that the team had waived cornerback Stanford Routt and signed defensive lineman Shaun Smith on Monday. Now it's also clear that coaching duties have been changed as well.

Adam Teicher reported today that Gary Gibbs will be the Chiefs new defensive coordinator, taking over the role from head coach Romeo Crennel who had been covering both roles. To date, Crennel had been confident in his ability to handle things but something has to change for the Chiefs, who are 1-7 and considered the worst team in the NFL at the midpoint of the 2012 season.

Gibbs has served as the team's linebackers coach since 2008 and now becomes a coordinator once again after serving in the DC role for the New Orleans Saints for three years.