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Reports: Chiefs have hired both coordinators

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It appears new Chiefs coach Andy Reid has settled on his coordinators, with Bob Sutton as defensive coordinator and the as-expected Doug Pederson as offensive coordinator.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported the Sutton half of the news, and Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star is reporting both names.

Sutton has spent the last 13 years with the Jets, the last 10 as linebackers coach.

Getting that hire right will be key for Reid, as he struggled with finding the right guy in Philadelphia after the death of Jim Johnson.

Sean McDermott had a hard time escaping Johnson’s shadow (such that anyone was going to), and neither the Juan Castillo era nor the Todd Bowles weeks offered any indication Reid had found a permanent fix, leading him to look outside his immediate circle.

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11 Responses to “Reports: Chiefs have hired both coordinators”
  1. wipackman1265 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:51 AM

    Good news it’s not Brad Childress

  2. hendawg21 says: Jan 11, 2013 11:53 AM

    Well with 13 years as a linebackers coach, I wouldn’t feel to good about this choice as a D-coordinator either…you’d think someone would’ve kicked the tires on this guy at least once by now.

  3. ronko308 says: Jan 11, 2013 12:58 PM

    As a Packers fan, i would not want to lose him, but I cannot believe no one is going after Kevin Greene for a Defensive Coordinator position. I think he has a very bright future. Just hoping if Capers gets another crack at a HC gig, that Greene is considered for the DC position at GB.

  4. tombradyswig says: Jan 11, 2013 12:58 PM

    Looks like an aged Steve Carrell.
    ala 60 yr old virgin

  5. patsfan87 says: Jan 11, 2013 1:00 PM

    Was DC under Eric Mangini with the Jets. Good x and o’s guy. Ex Army HC too. Knows how to get the most out of you. Means Chiefs will still be a 3-4 defense.

  6. oldbyrd says: Jan 11, 2013 1:09 PM

    Same old Andy……So glad we are finally starting over. Reid’s choices are exactly why he’s gone. Sorrrrrry guys , Andy wouldn’t know talent if it were right in front of him. So many failed coaching choices and draft picks. What happened to last years Fireman of the year?

  7. patssteelersorgiants says: Jan 11, 2013 1:15 PM

    Really surprised he didn’t name Juanita DC.

  8. westcoastraider says: Jan 11, 2013 1:26 PM

    Someone asked me, wow with manning in Denver and now Andy Reid in Kansas City, the raiders must be scared right about now..

    My reply was, we wasn’t scared of manning, what the hell makes you think we’d be sacred of Reid..

  9. andyreidsbossoms says: Jan 11, 2013 1:44 PM

    You might as well trade Jamaal Charles cause Andy won’t be using him

  10. ill42 says: Jan 11, 2013 2:14 PM

    “You might as well trade Jamaal Charles cause Andy won’t be using him”

    I laugh when people say this…Lesean McCoy has averaged 1400 yds and 10 tds per year under Andy Reid. Charles will be just fine and will probably have 60+ receptions next year

  11. jimmysee says: Jan 11, 2013 2:23 PM

    Is that the same Doug Pederson who was Brett Favre’s hunting and fishing buddy as second string QB in Green Bay right in the middle of Brett’s consecutive games streak?

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