Chiefs fire defensive coordinator Sutton

The Kansas City Chiefs fired defensive coordinator Bob Sutton on Tuesday, two days after the team’s loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.The Chiefs’ defense allowed 524 yards and 36 first downs and was on the field for 94 plays during the 37-31 overtime loss to the Patriots.”Bob is a good football coach and a great person,” Kansas City coach Andy Reid said in a statement. “He played an integral role in the success of our team over the last six seasons. I’ve said before that change can be a good thing, for both parties, and I believe that is the case here for the Chiefs and Bob.”This was not an easy decision, but one I feel is in the best interest of the Kansas City Chiefs moving forward.”Former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan could be a candidate for the job, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.Sutton’s ouster apparently is partially related to his inability to adjust on the fly through games. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the lack of adjustments were a “non-stop frustration.”Sutton, who turns 68 on Monday, spent six seasons as Kansas City’s defensive coordinator.The unit struggled much of this season’s despite the Chiefs going 12-4 and claiming the AFC’s No. 1 seed for the postseason.

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