Tom Brady Laser Pointer Incident Under Investigation by NFL

Tanya Simon
January 23, 2019

The unit was 31st in the league in total defense this year and allowed 26.3 points per game, which was the eighth-highest figure in the league.

Sutton has worked as Kansas City's defensive coordinator since 2013, when the Chiefs brought in Andy Reid as their head coach.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported former Jets and Bills coach Rex Ryan is a name to watch for to replace Sutton, and he has been approached by other teams in past offseasons about defensive coordinator openings.

Sutton and the Chiefs defense received plenty of criticism all season, and it came to a head for not being able to stop the New England Patriots in the final minutes of the AFC Championship Game.

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"Bob is a good football coach and a great person. This was not an easy decision, but one I feel is in the best interest of the Kansas City Chiefs moving forward".

The NFL is "looking into" a report by a Kansas City television station that a laser pointer was aimed at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the AFC Championship game on Sunday. They finished 24th in scoring defense after placing no worse than seventh in that category over Sutton's first four seasons. Ryan has been Schefter's colleague at ESPN since parting way with the Bills two seasons ago.

In the Divisional round against the Indianapolis Colts, a Chiefs fan was viewed throwing snowballs as an attempt to hit the opposing player to screw them up.

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