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Good morning! So, we have a coaching staff. You can see who was hired and get background on some of them in today's articles. There is also a nice story on Tammy Reid and her work in Philadelphia. Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!
Chiefs Hire Doug Pederson As Offensive Coordinator from The Mothershp
One of the many pieces to the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff puzzle was filled today, when the team named Doug Pederson as its new offensive coordinator.
Chiefs Name Bob Sutton As Defensive Coordinator from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs have a new defensive coordinator, Bob Sutton, the team announced today.
Sutton joins the Chiefs after spending the past 13 years with the New York Jets as an assistant coach, the longest tenure for an assistant coach in franchise history.
Chiefs Announce Coaching Staff Hires from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday several coaching staff hires for the 2013 season. Newcomers to the staff include:
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."
The Chiefs have yet to announce coaches for special teams, offensive line, linebackers and defensive backs. George Warhop is a strong candidate to be the offensive line coach. Warhop, 51, has coached offensive line for five NFL teams, most recently Cleveland.
Two other possible Chiefs assistants have also worked with Reid: special teams coach Dave Toub and offensive assistant Brad Childress.
Former Chiefs guard Will Shields is one of 15 modern-era finalists for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2013.
Shields, a 12-time Pro Bowler, is in his second year of eligibility and was a finalist last year. He will face some stiff competition again this year.
The other 14 modern-era finalists announced today include four first-year eligible players, and two are offensive linemen from Super Bowl-winning teams - Baltimore tackle Jonathan Ogden and Dallas guard Larry Allen.
Finalists Could Increase HOF Roster For 15 Teams from The Pro Football Hall OF Fame
Curley Culp and/or Will Shields would be the 10th and/or 11th longtime member of the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS to be elected. They would join Bobby Bell, Buck Buchanan, Len Dawson, Lamar Hunt, Willie Lanier, Jan Stenerud, Hank Stram, Derrick Thomas, and Emmitt Thomas.
Bob Sutton To Become Defensive Coordinator Of The Kansas City Chiefs? from Gang Green Nation
Goodness gracious, what an awful decision that would be for the Chiefs. You probably remember Sutton's run as Jets defensive coordinator under Eric Mangini from 2006 to 2008. The Jets never had a defense ranked higher than 16th. The scheme was unimaginative. Sutton didn't blitz much, and when he did, it was terribly designed.
Ten Foot Mailbag: No, Alabama Can't Beat The Kansas City Chiefs from CBS Sports
I cannot say it simpler than this-no non NFL team today can or will ever beat an NFL team. Never. Ever. No, not with that exception you're thinking of. Nope, not that one either. This is not a Disney film geared to swell the hearts of the stupid. As bad as the worst NFL team is in a given year, that team is miles better than the best college team. Always. No exceptions. Zero. No, shut up with your "What if..." because it's wrong. Period. Done.
Alabama could not beat the Chiefs by 3.5 in pregame stretching. The upset would be if Kansas City won by less than fifty points. Every NFL team is its own college all-star team, only faster, wiser, better coached, better trained, and with better steroids.
Belcher Baby To Have Lawyer Guardian from The Associated Press via FOX Sports
A Missouri court will appoint a lawyer to protect the interests of the 4-month-old daughter of the late Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher as her grandparents argue over custody.
Belcher fatally shot the child's mother, Kasandra Perkins, on Dec. 1 in their Kansas City home, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and killed himself in front of coaches and the team's general manager. Belcher's mother, Cheryl Shepherd, had been living with the couple for about two weeks and was in the home when her son killed Perkins.
Talent wasted. Poor morale. An alienated fan base. It won't be easy, but all the ingredients are there for a quick turnaround. Here is what Reid needs to do to get this team to the playoffs as early as next season.
Former GM Peterson Hated Seeing Team Struggle from FS Kansas City
Former Chiefs general manager Carl Peterson can't help but still care what happens to his former organization.
It pained him to see the Chiefs suffer through a 2-14 season, and it pained him to see the total disconnect unfold between the Chiefs and their fans.
"You don't spend 20 years working somewhere and just not care," Peterson told FOXSportsKansasCity.com by phone."
I very much care. I still have a house here, spend time here. Obviously I don't want to see what Lamar Hunt and I built here for 20 years go downhill. I want to see this organization successful."
Clark Hunt took action, and we applaud Mr. Hunt for being aggressive and innovative in his hiring of Andy Reid and changing the management structure. Coach Reid will have much more authority and will answer directly to Clark Hunt.
There's a lot of work to do, but it's a hopeful and exciting time to be a Chiefs fan again.
Although the couple has no immediate plans to sell their Villanova home, in the next few weeks Tammy will say goodbye to a wide network of people she's impacted: to her tennis pals at Radnor Racket, Gulph Mills and Philadelphia Country clubs ("scrappy" is how she describes her game), to the young women she's mentored at her Mormon church, and perhaps most significantly, to her other "family" at Laurel House, the Norristown-based domestic violence charity she adopted 13 years ago...
"...I knew that Laurel House was something I could pour my heart into because I am married to one of the greatest men in the world," she explained. "I'm sad to know that there are women out there who are not. Andrew's my best friend and we make a great team. I wish every woman could have the kind of loving, supportive relationship that we have."
Andy Reid Knows His New Staff Well from ESPN
While Reid has a handle on the offense, the Kansas City defense will be Sutton's charge. Reid's defenses in Philadelphia faltered in recent years and was a big reason why he is no longer the coach there. Sutton doesn't have a ton of coordinator experience, but he is valued coach and he's worked with some good defensive minds.
Expect the Chiefs to continue to use the 3-4 defense because that is what the unit is best suited for. This group has potential and it is Sutton's job to get the best out of it.
Peyton Manning's Failed Suitors Suffer from ESPN
Now it's easy to see why reporters, teams and helicopters all chased free-agent quarterback Peyton Manning last offseason. Landing Manning last March was the difference between playing or being unemployed this weekend.
Check out the teams that tried and failed and where they are today.
Former Central QB Matt Nagy Gets Assistant Coaching Job With Chiefs from Lancaster Online
When he addresses his next group of aspiring NFL quarterbacks, Matt Nagy likely will mention such virtues as perseverance and work ethic.
And when he does so, he will speak from the heart. Because those homespun ideals clearly are paying off for him.
Nagy, the former Manheim Central High School, University of Delaware and Arena Football League standout, is joining former Eagles head coach Andy Reid in Kansas City, as the Chiefs' quarterbacks coach.
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