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Toub brings a unique perspective to the job of coaching special teams.

He spent time as a strength coach early in his career, and then was a defensive line coach at Missouri in the late `90s. But for the past 13 years, Toub has been dedicated solely to special teams, working with Reid in Philadelphia before joining the Bears from 2004-12.

“The thing with him is he’s a guy who really, really loves special teams,” McCluster said, “and he knows if he can get 11 guys on the kickoff return, punt return, whatever it may be, we can be game changers, and special teams can win games.”

It’s not as if Chiefs special teams have been useless the past few years. Ryan Succop has been a dependable kicker, and Dustin Colquitt is coming off a Pro Bowl season that landed him a five-year, $18.75 million contract that includes nearly $9 million guaranteed.

“I think people are saying, `Oh no! Dave is in Kansas City,’” Colquitt said. “He’s holding us accountable _ don’t make the same mistake twice, that’s what he believes in. He likes to keep it simple, and he wants guys to play fast.”

Just like Hester played in Chicago. He returned 12 punts and five kicks for touchdowns, and landed in three Pro Bowls, while Toub was coaching the special teams there.

“That’s what we hope for,” Toub said. “That’s what we strive for.”