The Kansas City Chiefs fired defensive coordinator Bob Sutton on Tuesday, two days after the Chiefs lost against the New England Patriots in a 37-31 defeat.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid announced the firing in a brief statement: “Bob is a good football coach and a great person. 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.”

The 67-year-old Sutton had been defensive coordinator since 2013, when he joined Reid’s initial staff in Kansas City. The longtime college and NFL assistant had previously spent more than a decade with the New York Jets, including a stint as defensive coordinator.

Chiefs fire DC Sutton after loss to Patriots


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