Former Chiefs defensive coordinator Greg Robinson dies at 70

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A former member of the Kansas City Chiefs’ coaching staff from the early 2000s has passed away.

According to numerous reports, former Chiefs defensive coordinator Greg Robinson has died at the age of 70. Robinson coached in college and the NFL for nearly four decades. In the NFL he made stops in New York, Denver, and Kansas City. Robinson even won back-to-back Super Bowl titles (XXXII & XXXIII) with the Broncos before making a three-year stop in Kansas City (2001-2003) under then-head coach Dick Vermeil as the Chiefs’ defensive coordinator.

Robinson helped turn things around after the Gunther Cunningham era Chiefs. He saw a 6-10 team turn into a 13-3 team during his time in Kansas City, coaching Chiefs greats like Donnie Edwards, Greg Wesley, Eric Warfield, Jerome Woods, Shawn Barber and Mike Maslowski during that span. While he did help develop some great players in Kansas City, his defenses were very boom-or-bust and reliant on turnovers. They often ranked in the bottom half of the league in yards allowed on the ground and through the air.

After his time in Kansas City, Robinson became the head coach at Syracuse for four seasons, recording a 10-37 record as a head coach. After leaving Syracuse, Robinson made stops in Michigan and Texas en route to his last coaching gig as the DC/LBs coach with San Jose State from 2015-2016.

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