Locked on Chiefs: Bob Sutton remains in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 16: Defensive back Darrelle Revis
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 16: Defensive back Darrelle Revis /

We talk about what should happen with Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton and the other defensive coaches for the team.

On Monday the

Kansas City Chiefs

hired a new defensive quality coach which isn’t the move most were hoping for. The

Chiefs hired Jay Valai

from the University of Georgia who spent the last two years at the Georgia in the same position. Valai could also help with the linebackers or defensive backs throughout the season but that hasn’t been set yet.

At this point it is becoming more and more likely that Bob Sutton will be back for another season as the Chiefs defensive coordinator. Whether or not Sutton is around for next year isn’t as big of a deal if the Chiefs can nail down getting another pass rusher. Sutton knows how to use Justin Houston but without pressure from the other outside linebacker spot he reverted to using him in multiple different ways. Houston needs to be attacking on defense and hopefully can get back to that in 2018.

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Kansas City still has options if they are waiting for another opening with the playoff teams still going. There are three coordinators that are going to be getting new head coaching jobs when their teams are eliminated. Both Patriots coordinators and the Vikings offensive coordinator will be head coaches in 2018. This is going to run the talent pool to the drier side than it probably should have been. The Chiefs aren’t a team with a guy that has the ability to move into the coordinator role right now so they will have to look outside the organization. Hopefully Reid already has someone that he wants and he is still coaching elsewhere for the time being.

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