The Chiefs’ reality moving forward

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Oct 4, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid reacts from the sidelines in the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 36-21. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Something needs to give here. In all honesty, it is impossible to predict what will happen with the coaching staff beyond one main headline … Andy Reid is not going anywhere.

Reid was brought in by owner Clark Hunt on a five-year deal and produced winning seasons in his first two campaigns. Hunt is not going to fire Reid and eat two years of salary, especially after the positive returns to begin his tenure here. Reid will be back for a fourth season with the Chiefs, and Hunt will be watching him closely. If things go bad in 2016, Reid won’t be coming back to fulfill that fifth year.

However, the offensive line coach, Andy Heck, needs to go. Heck hasn’t enjoyed the best talent to work with, but this team gets beat on the same stunts and twists every week. Heck has done a deplorable job teaching the mental side of the game to these guys, who don’t seem to have good communication. That is completely on the coaching staff, and a change must be made.

Bob Sutton is also a candidate to be fired, although I expect the defensive coordinator to return. The defense has not been a problem in four of the six games, but was let down by the horrific offense. If anything, maybe it is time to relieve Reid of his play-calling duties and either allow Doug Pederson to call the plays, or bring someone in from the outside.

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