Nov 25, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson (94) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Denver won the game 17-9. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
Sparano was fired Tuesday after one season with the Jets, who finished 30th in total offense. Quarterback Mark Sanchez badly regressed, and Sparano was unable to find a niche in the offense for backup Tim Tebow. Before landing in New York, Sparano spent four seasons as the Miami Dolphins’ head coach.
The Chiefs — who hired Andy Reid as their coach last week — announced Friday the additions of Doug Pederson as offensive coordinator and Bob Sutton as defensive coordinator. Sutton and Sparano were on Rex Ryan’s staff with the Jets last season.
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid asked for permission to interview Pagano, according to Schefter, but the Chargers — who are still looking for a head coach — wouldn’t let him out of his contract. Reid went on to hire New York Jets linebackers coach Bob Sutton. It’s unknown if the Chargers will grant the Browns permission to interview Pagano.
Pagano, 45, is the younger brother of Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid has interviewed former Miami head coach and former Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano for the Chiefs’ offensive line coach position. Sparano failed in the higher-profile jobs, but he was known as an excellent offensive line coach in Dallas. Reid has also talked to former Minnesota head coach Brad Childress about a role on the staff. It would help Reid to have two former head coaches.
CBS Sports reported the Chiefs have interviewed Chicago special teams coach Dave Toub. He is considered a premier special teams coach.
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