Chiefs To Consider Rex Ryan For DC Job?

Former Jets and Bills head coach Rex Ryan is a name to watch for the Chiefs’ newly vacant defensive coordinator position, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter (on Twitter). Schefter notes that Ryan has been approached about other DC openings in recent years. 

[RELATED: Chiefs Fire DC Bob Sutton]

This may be a report to take with a grain of salt. It’s not clear whether Chiefs sources indicated the team’s interest to Schefter, or whether Schefter has received word from others around the situation such as Ryan himself, who is a fellow ESPN employee. Nonetheless, Ryan offers the kind of strong defensive pedigree and boisterous energy that the Chiefs may require.

Last year, the Chiefs tied for the NFL lead with 52 sacks, but they was unable to pressure Tom Brady when it really counted on Sunday. On Tuesday, the Chiefs axed veteran DC Bob Sutton, opening up one of the most appealing DC jobs in the NFL.

In late December, Ryan was said to be contacting potential assistants in the event that he were to become the Dolphins’ new head coach. Those talks, apparently, were premature – Ryan never landed an interview in Miami.

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14 comments on “Chiefs To Consider Rex Ryan For DC Job?

  1. tsolid

    Might be an interesting fit, but you have keep him away from the mic.

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  2. cobbalicious

    I really don’t want the guy that couldn’t do crap with the jets and bills

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    • Ironman_4life

      They dont run anything. They give up 35 points a game and get lucky they score 36.

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      • cybrpete

        I’m a huge Chiefs fan, still reeling from Sunday’s loss, but Ironman, that was the funniest thing I’ve read all day. Good one.

        On another note, I respect Big Red for the move. He has a tendency for being TOO loyal. This move had to be done.

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        • Ironman_4life

          Thanks. Im also a die hard member of Chiefs kingdom and im over it for 3 reasons
          1 . Chiefs will be back
          2 . Mahomes will get even better
          3 . Brady is still Brady.

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  3. goldenmisfit

    Does not matter who they hire as the defensive coordinator they need better talent on the defense of side of the ball. They were 29th in the league in scoring defense as well as third down defensive efficiency even the greatest defensive coordinator is not going to make that defense do a complete 180.

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    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      Completely with you there. Even the greatest DCs in the land have to have a level of talent to work magic with. The old “you can’t fire the whole team” adage certainly comes into play here.

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  4. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    “Boisterous energy” is a wonderfully creative way to describe his demeanor!

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  5. dugdog83

    No feet jokes yet, I’m surprised.

    Rex was a terrible head coach but was an awesome DC. The chiefs will not get anyone better than him. I say do it… and agree with the guy above and don’t give him a mic.

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    • Polish Hammer

      Just like his daddy, a good DC but terrible blowhard of a HC. Pops had so much talent when he was the HC in Philly but couldn’t even win one playoff game.

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  6. El Duderino

    You asked for it, Dug.

    Rex Ryan is a very great defensive mind. Even though the Chiefs don’t have much to work with defensively, he’ll make sure every player does their best and puts their best foot forward.

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