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Chiefs headlines for Tuesday, January 22.

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Why Chiefs coach Andy Reid needs to fire defensive coordinator Bob Sutton | Kansas City Star

Sutton was given a reprieve, with Reid’s loyalty and value of consistency winning the day, but somehow the Chiefs were even worse in 2018. They finished 31st in defense, 30th in Football Outsiders’ catch-all DVOA measurement, 31st in passing yards surrendered and 31st in average yards per rush.

Dee Ford would love to return to Chiefs and rewrite narrative after ‘critical mistake’ | Kansas City Star

“That was an opportunity for the whole city of Kansas City to make history,” Ford said. “It is what it is at the end of the day. I’ll take it on the chest, and I’m going to use it as motivation. Sloppy football on my end at the end of the day, whether it’s six inches, however many inches I was offside.”

Inside 16 crucial plays from the NFL conference championship games | ESPN

Mahomes misses a wide-open Williams for a touchdown

Situation: first-and-10 from the Patriots’ 23-yard line, 4:42 left in the second quarter

Score: Patriots lead 7-0

In the regular-season matchup between these two teams, Mahomes missed Hunt going up the sideline on a wheel route for a touchdown. On Sunday, he did the exact same thing in the second quarter.

Patrick Mahomes is just getting started | SB Nation

Mahomes played well against the Patriots. He threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns, which would normally be enough to get the win.

The Chiefs scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to help push the game into overtime. Mahomes threw two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 1-yard pass to running back Damien Williams while he was rolling out toward the sideline — under pressure.

Best NFL MVP seasons: Kurt Warner, Dan Marino lead the way | NFL

Patrick Mahomes is going to be selected as the 2018 NFL MVP (sorry, I should have prefaced that with a spoiler alert). And there is no doubt folks will argue for years as to where his season (5,097 passing yards, 50 TDs, 113.8 passer rating) ranks amongst those of the all-time greats.

30) 1975: Fran Tarkenton, QB, Minnesota Vikings. Tarkenton is the guy all of your grandfathers will try to tell you was better than Patrick Mahomes. And this was probably his greatest season, when he led the Vikings to a 12-2 record.

What happens to the already printed Chiefs AFC merchandise? | KCTV5

“Some will ship back, and they will discard, some will tell us just to discard them,” Paul Grossman, Chief Operating Officer said.

That means they could have to destroy them, but sometimes they are sent out to third world countries.

Around the league

Bill Belichick has long advocated for making everything reviewable | Pro Football Talk

“When you have two challenges, I don’t see anything wrong with the concept of ‘you can challenge any two plays that you want,’” Belichick said in 2013. “I understand that judgment calls are judgment calls, but to say that an important play can’t be reviewed, I don’t think that’s really in the spirit of trying to get everything right and making sure the most important plays are officiated properly.

Saints owner Benson calls for ‘changes in NFL policies’ | NFL

“I have been in touch with the NFL regarding yesterday’s events and will aggressively pursue changes in NFL policies to ensure no team and fan base is ever put in a similar position again,” she continued. “It is a disservice to our coaches, players, employees and, most importantly, the fans who make our game possible. The NFL must always commit to providing the most basic of expectations -- fairness and integrity.”

Westgate SuperBook favors Tom Brady to win Super Bowl MVP award | ESPN

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened Brady as the favorite at EVEN odds ($100 bet would win $100) to win MVP of Super Bowl LIII. Los Angeles RamsQB Jared Goff is the only other player with odds in single digits at 2-1.

Canadian Football League could hold answer to NFL problems | Yahoo! Sports

Last season in the CFL 42 of 71 challenges were for defensive pass interference, of which 19 (48 percent) were overturned from the original call on the field.

”The CFL introduced video review to fix egregious and indisputable calls that could affect the outcome of a game,” CFL spokesperson Lucas Barrett told Reuters in an email.

Dolphins expected to name Patrick Graham as DC | NFL

The DC of choice for future Dolphins coach Brian Flores is expected to be Patrick Graham, the Green Bay Packers’ run-game coordinator/inside linebacker coach, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the decision.

Alex Smith takes in Wizards game with large apparatus on injured leg | NBC Sports

Smith had his leg heavily bandaged and a large apparatus was attached to the outside of leg. The apparatus may be a Taylor Spatial Frame, which is often used to promote healing in badly broken bones, and Smith had a pair of crutches behind him.

In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride

Tyreek Hill, Chris Jones and Dee Ford are Chiefs’ top priorities in offseason contracts

Appearing on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football Weekend on Sunday morning, Ian Rapoport said that the Kansas City Chiefs have three priorities in offseason contract situations: wide receiver Tyreek Hill, defensive lineman Chris Jones and linebacker Dee Ford.

Report: Andy Reid, Chiefs discussing potential changes on defensive side of the football

GARAFOLO: “Well, no changes just yet, but I have had conversations with multiple sources here, and I am told that the Chiefs are having internal discussions here about do they need to make potential changes on the defensive coaching staff up to and including Bob Sutton. That’s what’s been happening in the building today.

Chiefs to play in Mexico City in 2019 (probably)

The Chiefs were scheduled to play the Los Angeles Rams at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City back on November 19 of the 2018 season, but when photos and videos began to reveal horrible field conditions in the week leading up to the game, the NFL pulled the plug and move the game to the Los Angeles Coliseum. The league will now give Estadio Azteca another shot.

Bill Belichick details challenges of facing Andy Reid’s Chiefs

“You cannot take it for granted scoring against these guys. We had some short-yardage situations that we did not convert. You try to play too cute and not score, and then you [guys] are sitting here asking all of the other questions. We did what we thought was right and what we felt was best.”

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