KANSAS CITY, Mo. The popular perception about new Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub is that, while in Chicago, he was only as good as the mega-talented Devin Hester.
But while Hester developed into the NFL's all-time leader in kick (punt and kickoff) return touchdowns with 17 under Toub's guidance, it wasn't only Hester that excelled on the Chicago Bears' special teams.
During his nine years in Chicago, Toub also coached five other kick returns for touchdowns. And under Toub, returners Johnny Knox and Danieal Manning combined to average 27 yards a return on kickoffs along with two touchdowns.
Obviously, Toub's schemes had something to do with the Bears' incredible special teams success. And under Toub, Bears special teamers received eight Pro Bowl nods.
"Actually, a lot of the success (in Chicago) had to do with basic philosophy," Toub said. "And there are obviously some things that we want to install (with the Chiefs) as far as our philosophy goes it's a different philosop...