Last week the Chiefs put out a press release saying defensive coordinator Bud Carson had resigned because of "professional differences" with coach John Mackovic. According to Carson, that wasn't true; he was told to resign.
"John doesn't like someone like me around who won't bow down," said Carson, a 13-year veteran as an assistant coach and the designer of Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain. "He doesn't respect anyone else's opinion. The only one he respects is his own. When he wants your opinion, he gives it to you."
Mackovic won't comment on the firing, and it appears he won't replace Carson. Instead, he'll divide the duties among the other defensive coaches. As many as nine rookies could make the Chief defensive team, and losing their coordinator could prove costly.
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