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Chiefs Announce Coaching Staff


The Kansas City Chiefs have announced a slew of coaching staff hires.

Here’s the rundown, from KCChiefs.com:

Eric Bieniemy (Running Backs), Tommy Brasher (Defensive Line), Travis Crittenden (Assistant Strength and Conditioning), David Culley (Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers), Mike Frazier (Statistical Analysis Coordinator), Corey Matthaei (Quality Control), Tom Melvin (Tight Ends), Matt Nagy (Quarterbacks), Britt Reid (Quality Control) and Barry Rubin (Head Strength and Conditioning).

“I’m pleased we were able to get all of these coaches on board,” Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said. “I have relationships with each of them, and I know their past experiences, work ethics and coaching styles. These are high-character coaches, and each one brings something different to the table for us.”

And the big fish, the coordinators:

Offensive Coordinator: Doug Pederson

Defensive Coordinator: Bob Sutton

We told you about Pederson and Sutton earlier so they shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. You can click on the name of each coordinator above for more info on them.

Pederson is a first time coordinator while Sutton is a veteran coach who spend three years as defensive coordinator for the New York Jets.

“Bob is a creative coach that is going to give our defense a variety of looks and packages,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said.

As for Pederson, he played QB in the NFL for 12 years. He’s been labeled as a “rising star” by NFL insider Adam Caplan. Caplan believes Pederson will be a head coach very soon.

Well, there you have it, Addicts. It is an interesting staff. It has many an ex-Eagle but also a few new faces as well.

Thoughts?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.rice.313 Daniel Rice

    Largely underwhelmed with Sutton. I would have waited to see if Carolina released Rivera.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

      they have already said that rivera is staying

    • Trent Taylor

      Rivera is safe. Came out days ago.

  • Arrowhead Adventurer

    I like it! Damn I’m excited!

  • jimfromkcj

    As it takes a lot more than this to get me excited, I will wait and see. A competitive team on game day will do the trick.

  • Lyle Graversen

    The Sutton hire is the big question. I trust Reid to make the right call on offense. It sounds like Pederson is an up and comer and if Childress comes on staff too then we’ll be stacked on that side of the ball. I’m taking a wait and see approach on Sutton. I like the idea of running an attacking 3-4 like the Jets but the guy is no sure thing when it comes to him running the show on his own. I don’t hate it, but I’m not doing back flips either.

    • Stacy D. Smith

      These definitely weren’t sexy hires, but I’m reserving judgment until we’re able to see this team in action this Fall. I LOVE that we’ll be 1-gapping though.

      • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

        Is one gap closer to what the 49ers run?

        • Stacy D. Smith

          Yep.

  • shoe

    couldn’t be any worse, could it?

  • toperspective

    Pretty uninspiring choices. I guess we’ll have to just wait and see. I’d be very happy if he was able to get Taub.

  • http://powellbailbonds.weebly.com/ big chief

    Bieniemy and Pederson are the only one’s I know by name. Hopefully they’re all badasses.