Chiefs not wasting time 

January, 3, 2006
The Chiefs appear to be the most active during the first wave of Black Monday coaching interview calls. They made contact with Chargers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, Redskins defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, and Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel. They will have to wait until next week to talk to Williams because the Redskins are playing on Saturday. Chiefs offensive coordinator Al Saunders is going to be interviewed and is expected to finish in the final three. There is still the possibility team president Carl Peterson might go after Herman Edwards -- the Chiefs reportedly plan to contact the Jets for permission to speak with Edwards -- but, because of tampering rules, Edwards might have to work out a trade compensation arrangement with the Jets if he were to accept a Kansas City offer.

More on searches: Steelers offensive line coach Russ Grimm is going to be a big player in the Detroit Lions' search once it begins. Interim coach Dick Jauron isn't expected to be retained. Grimm has always been a favorite of Lions president Matt Millen; some people think Grimm is the leading candidate. The Packers made contact with the Steelers and plan to interview Grimm over the weekend.

• After being primarily an offensive team under Mike Martz, the Rams are clearly looking toward defense with their next head coaching hire. While they have asked for permission to talk to Cameron, and they have Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, Cowboys defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson and Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz on their list of candidates. The Rams also are expected to take a look at Jets offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger.

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