Andy Reid is putting his staff together

January, 11, 2013
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New Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is working to complete his coaching staff. ArrowheadPride.com has an update on Reid's search.

While the Chiefs haven’t announced the hiring of any coaches, several reports state that former Eagles’ quarterback coach Doug Pederson will be Reid’s offensive coordinator. It is interesting that Reid is going young with the hire. But let’s face it, the offense will be Reid’s show and Pederson will manage it.

The most important hire on Reid’s staff will be defensive coordinator. After the death of his longtime defensive coordinator Jim Johnson, the Eagles’ defense sagged in recent years. Reid has to get this one right.

The New York Daily News is reporting New York Jets linebacker coach Bob Sutton is in line to get the job. Sutton was the Jets' defensive coordinator from 2007-08. He has been with the Jets for 13 years and is known as a good coach. Still, he is fairly inexperienced as a coordinator.

If Sutton gets the job, the Chiefs will likely keep the 3-4. I think that is important. This defense is set up for the 3-4 and is solid on paper. Sutton will have plenty to work with.

If Pederson is the choice in Kansas City that means former Eagles’ offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg will be available. He could be someone Oakland looks at for its opening at offensive coordinator. He is experienced and from the Bay Area.

Meanwhile, there are reports former San Diego Chargers head coach Nor Turner may end up with the Cleveland Browns. The Browns just hired Rob Chudzinski. Until last year, he was one of Turner’s top assistants in San Diego. Chudzinski is reportedly bringing Turner’s son, Scott, with him from Carolina to Cleveland. At this point of his career, I can see Turner wanting to work with people he is comfortable with.

 

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