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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Chiefs reveal new coaching staff

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  • The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has named former National Football League quarterback and Eagles quarterbacks coach Doug Pederson the team's offensive coordinator.
    "Doug has been around the game a long time, and he has great vision," Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said. "As a former player in this league, he sees the game from a different perspective, and that will be a great benefit for our players. He has a knack for developing talent, and he's a good communicator. Doug is ready for this position."
    Pederson joins the Chiefs as the club's offensive coordinator after four seasons with Philadelphia. He served as the club's quarterbacks coach from 2011-12 and was the Eagles offensive quality control coach from 2009-10.
    Also on Friday, the organization named former Jets assistant coach Bob Sutton the team's defensive coordinator.
    "Bob is a creative coach that is going to give our defense a variety of looks and packages," Reid said. "He has a lot of experience and is well respected across the league. Bob has a high football IQ and knows how to get the most out of his players."
    Entering his 14th NFL season, Sutton joins the Chiefs after spending his first 13 seasons with the New York Jets in various roles. Most recently, he served as the Jets Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Coach in 2012.
    Sutton was the club's defensive coordinator from 2006-08.
    Other announced coaching staff hires for the 2013 season were:
    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
    Barry Rubin, head strength and conditioning
    "I'm pleased we were able to get all of these coaches on board," 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."

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