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Chiefs are retaining defensive coordinator Bob Sutton | The Kansas City Star

One of the most prominent goats, at least in the eyes of some, was defensive coordinator Bob Sutton, whose defense blew an 18-point second-half lead against the Titans and has surrendered an average of 186 rushing yards in the Chiefs’ last two playoff games, both losses.

But on Wednesday at the Senior Bowl, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he plans to keep Sutton in his role for the 2018 season.

Chiefs’ Andy Reid has decided who’s calling the plays with Matt Nagy gone | The Kansas City Star

“I’m gonna go back to doing that — I’ll do that,” Reid said, when asked at the Senior Bowl who will call the plays this season. “I did it at Denver, against Denver. And I was very happy with Matt (Nagy), but we’ve had some change, and whatever I think is best for the team, I’ll go from there.”

A lesson for Andy Reid from protégé Doug Pederson | The Kansas City Star

Heck, at a news conference on Monday, Pederson echoed words Reid has used many times about players: “I want them to let their personalities show.”

John Dorsey Says 4 Or 5 QBs Worthy Of Top Pick | Fanrag

“In 2013, I had the first pick in the draft with the Kansas City Chiefs, and there really wasn’t a quarterback prospect there,’‘ said Dorsey, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “Actually in this class there are four to five prospects that make you think at least are they worthy of that position. So now I think what you do is you let the process unfold.”

Chiefs will be hard-pressed to collect a bounty in trade for Alex Smith | ESPN

That’s unlikely to happen for a variety of reasons, none of which has to do with the way Smith played in 2017. The price the Chiefs would eventually extract if they do trade Smith would revolve more around Smith’s age (he will be 34 in May), his contract (it expires at the end of the 2018 season), and the fact that a number of quarterbacks appear headed for the market in 2018.