FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has joined the Atlanta Falcons as a senior assistant.
Sutton was fired by the Chiefs two days after a crushing 37-31 loss in the AFC championship recreation, when Kansas City did not stop Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on what turned out to be the one possession of extra time.
Sutton joins an Atlanta group that revamped its teaching employees after a disappointing 7-9 season, firing all three coordinators. Head coach Dan Quinn is taking up as defensive coordinator, and Sutton will assist with areas comparable to recreation administration, timeout usage and replay evaluation.
The sixty eight-yr-previous Sutton had been Kansas Metropolis’s defensive coordinator since 2013, when he joined Andy Reid’s preliminary employees. The longtime school and NFL assistant beforehand spent 13 years in quite a lot of roles with the New York Jets, including a stint as defensive coordinator.