KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Frank Gansz instilled a winning attitude in the Kansas City Chiefs special teams. Now he has to do the same with an entire team.
Under Gansz, the Chiefs' kick coverage and return squads became offensive weapons. His outgoing style endeared himself to the players so much that when he resigned after the season, several players met with Chiefs management in an attempt to get Gansz back on the staff.
The meeting was followed by the firing of John Mackovic and, two days later, the hiring of Gansz as head coach.
Team owner Lamar Hunt cited a lack of "chemistry" as the only reason for firing Mackovic. When asked how he could improve the team's chemistry, Gansz said he did not know.