By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com
Just two days after giving up 37 points to Tom Brady and the Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs have decided to make a major change on their coaching staff.
The team announced Tuesday that they have fired defensive coordinator Bob Sutton.
Statement from Andy Reid on the firing of DC Bob Sutton:
“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.” pic.twitter.com/LDpZJuwGLt
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) January 22, 2019
Sutton's defense allowed four critical third down conversions on the Patriots final drive of regulation and in overtime.
According to Adam Schefter, a familiar foe could be on the list of potential candidates to take over for Sutton.
Here’s a name to watch for the now vacant Chiefs’ DC job, per sources: former Jets and Bills’ HC and current ESPN analyst Rex Ryan, who has been approached about other DC openings in recent seasons.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 22, 2019
This is not the first time a defensive coordinator has lost his job after a playoff loss to Tom Brady. Just last year, the Titans and former defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau parted ways after the Patriots put up 35 points in the AFC Divisional Round.
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