Brad Childress finally joins the Chiefs

In a move that was anticipated way back in January, Brad Childress has joined Andy Reid's staff in Kansas City as an offensive assistant.

He was Reid’s offensive coordinator in Philadelphia and the head coach in Minnesota for almost five seasons. Last year, Childress was the offensive coordinator for the Browns.

His official role will be "spread game analyst/special projects." New quarterback Alex Smith has some college experience in the spread offense and Childress will help Reid use some of it.

This is a good hire for Reid. It is always good to have a familiar voice to bounce things off of and it is always good to have the experience of a former head coach on the staff.