Robinson who had been the Chiefs defensive coordinator the past three years has been under attack by the players and fans since the end of the 2002 season.
Robinson indicated that he'd prefer to take the pressure off Dick Vermeil knowing his loyalties to his staff and coaches.
Robinson did not want to force his friend to fire him. He respects Vermeil very much and felt that this was the best thing to do.
Vermeil indicated that a change needed to be made. He told the media that Vermeil losing their first playoff game was not acceptable.
Vermeil who was very emotional at his news conference did mention that he might look in-house to fill the defensive coordinator position.
Peter Giunta who coaches the Chiefs defensive backs was Vermeils defensive coordinator in St. Louis.
Another candidate is linebackers coach Joe Vitt who came from the Green Bay Packers in 2001. At Green Bay he coached the Packers secondary.
Vermeil indicated that he wants to fill the position as soon as possible but indicated that he needed a little time to move past all the emotional feelings that he has in regards to Robinson.
The bottom line is Vermeil is looking for a coordinator that will adhere to the philosphies that match the other coaches on defense and the defensive personnel.
Vermeil also indicated that another priority will be to sign his own free agents.
Defensive lineman John Browning and Safety Greg Wesley both have agreed to six-year contracts according to Chiefs CEO, President & GM, were done weeks ago.
That leaves right tackle John Tait, defensive end Eric Hicks and safety Jerome Woods all indicated a desire to return to the Chiefs and talks are ongoing to try and get them signed to long term deals.
Stay tuned fore a more in-depth article on Greg Robinson later today.