The Kansas City Chiefs fired defensive coordinator Bob Sutton on Tuesday, two weeks after his defense was unable to come up with a pivotal stop against Tom Brady and also the New England Patriots from the AFC Championship Game.

Sutton has functioned as Kansas City’s defensive coordinator since 2013, if the Chiefs earned as their head coach.

Reid, in a statement released Tuesday, failed to provide a particular reason for the firing outside saying”change can be a very good thing, for both parties, and I think that this is the case for the Chiefs and Bob.”

The Chiefs allowed 524 yards from scrimmage and 3-6 first downs Sunday night into , who scored two go-ahead touchdowns in the last 3:32 of law before their 13-play game-winning TD drive .

“Bob can be a good football coach and a wonderful man,” Reid said in his statement. “He played an integral part in the success of our team over the last six seasons. I’ve said before that change can be quite described as considered a very good thing, for both parties, and I think that is the case for the Chiefs and also Bob. This really was not an easy choice, but one I feel is in the best interest of this Kansas City Chiefs dancing .”

Sutton,” 6 7, oversaw a Kansas City defense which tied for the lead with 52 sacks this season but allowed 405.5 yards per match, the second-most from the league.

One name to watch for the now vacant position is former Jets and Patriots head coach and current analyst Rex Ryan, sources tell ’s Adam Schefter.


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