Chiefs fire defensive coordinator Bob Sutton

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Posted at 1:50 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 17:01:11-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs said Tuesday they have fired defensive coordinator Bob Sutton.

Sutton served in the position for the past six years.

Despite having one of the top pass rushing attacks in the game, the Chiefs defense ranked near the bottom in the league in several categories in 2018.

“Bob is a good football coach and a great person," Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said in a statement Tuesday. "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.”

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