Emmitt retiring Thomas as team DB's coach

Associated Press

Published 1:35 a.m. ET February 13, 2019


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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Emmitt Thomas announced his retirement as a teacher as a Kansas City Chiefs defense course, finishing a NFL career that started as the Hall of Fame player and completed under five decades.

Thomas spent 13 seasons for the Main Princes, helping the organization with a pair of Super Bowl sites and their championship in 1970. The All-Pro resigned twice in 1978 and started training in Central State of Missouri before moving on the benefits of St Louis's Friendship.

He helped the Redskins win a Super Bowls pair, and also worked for the Eagles, Packers, Vikings and Falcons, before returning to Kansas City in 2010. He has since been the Deputy Principal's coach , the first time about Todd Haley and kept Romeo Crennel and current coach Andy Reid.

Emmitt Thomas gives an induction speech at the 2008 Pro Football Hall of Fame comprehensive ceremony. (Photo: Kirby Lee, US PRESSWIRE)

"My journey in Kansas City began, and through the grace of God I am also able to put an end to my NFL career here," said Thomas, who was enshrined in the Pro Football Champion Hall in 2008. "It was a privilege to work with the great coaches that came through this building. Taking the opportunity to coach as many talented young men in my coach time is one of my biggest gifts. "

Thomas joined the Main Degree as a free and unreasonable free agent from the Bishop's College in 1966, but four years after the organization moved from Dallas to Kansas City. He helped the Mainlanders find the first Super Bowl as loud, losing to Bay Bay, before they go three years later.

He had nine interventions that that season, including one in Super Bowl, won over Minnesota.

Tomás continued to be a productive player until he retired, and then there was a demanding coach after defense victims. He spent four years with the Cardinals, eight more years with the Redskins and three with the Islands before they were acting as a protective co-ordinator of the Packers.

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After joining the Viking defense co-ordinator, he joined the Falcons training team, where he had the only flavor of his head coach. Thomas was appointed as interim coach after Bobby Petrino's sudden retirement in 2007, and put a broken typed room to win during the Seattle season.

The new coach Falcons, Mike Smith, held the following year, then he joined the Chief Leaders in 2010, a movement that allowed him to compensate for playing a career for 51 years.

"During a career that goes across two strands and most of the modern era of the NFL, Emmitt was a Fame Hell and one of the most respected coaches in the series," said Chief Executive Clark Hunt. "Emmitt will always be part of our Chiefs family."

The retirement of 75 years of age of Thomas is expected after the Chiefs of Los Angeles, lost to overtime to the Patriots in the AFC Championship match, received Bob Sutton's long-term protection co-ordinator.

Steve Spagnuolo is employed to handle the protection and many of his assistants are taking part.

"It was honored Emmitt would be on our training team," Reid said. "This room combines Halla Fampa Pro Football and offers its experience as a player and a coach has been incredible for our people. Apart from football, it is a wonderful person and enjoys working with him get out. "


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