By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Kansas City Chiefs have fired Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton on Tuesday. This news comes two days after the Chiefs lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium.
Sutton had been the Chiefs Defensive Coordinator since the 2013 season.
“Bob is a good football coach and a great person,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said. “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 this 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.”
Before being named the Chiefs Defensive Coordinator, he was the New York Jets Assistant Head Coach and Linebackers Coach in 2012. He also served as the Jets Senior Defensive Assistant and Linebackers Coach from 2009 through 2011.
He also was the Jets Defensive Coordinator from 2006 through 2008. He also was the Jets Linebackers Coach from 2000 through 2005.
Sutton was the Army Black Knights Head Coach from 1991 through 1999. He went 44-55-1 as the team’s head coach.
His best season with the team was a 10-2 mark in 1996, before a loss in the Independence Bowl.
He was the Black Knights Defensive Coordinator from 1983 through 1990. He also was the North Carolina State Wolfpack’s Running Backs Coach in 1982.
Sutton was the Western Michigan Broncos Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers Coach in 1980 and 1981. He also was the Illinois Fighting Illini Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach from 1977 through 1979.
He was the Broncos Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach in 1975 and 1976. He was the Syracuse Orange Linebackers Coach in 1974.
Sutton began his coaching career with the Michigan Wolverines as a Graduate Assistant in 1972 and 1973.
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