New coach Andy Reid will call plays for the Kansas City offense next year and that the Chiefs will use a 3-4 defense.
Reid said at a news conference that he'll stick with the 3-4 base defense the Chiefs used previously, The Kansas City Star reported. When Reid was head coach in Philadelphia, the Eagles relied primarily on a 4-3 defense.
"There's been time invested in the 3-4 here," Reid said. "The 3-4 gives you some flexibility. I've run both (defensive systems). I've been involved in both so I understand how they were. The 4-3 is good if you have the right coaches in place and the team is invested in it. But this team here is invested in the 3-4, so let's continue to build it and get better at it."
The Chiefs recently hired Bob Sutton as defensive coordinator and Doug Pederson as offensive coordinator.
Pederson was the Philadelphia's quarterback coach when Reid coached the Eagles, but he has never been in charge of an offense or called plays. And Reid said Sutton is familiar with the 3-4 scheme.
Reid also confirmed reports that former New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano interviewed for the Chiefs' offensive-line job.