Dead men walking: Crennel, Pioli, Cassel, Quinn
The Kansas City Star
If any of these four men are still employed by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2013 season, owner Clark Hunt can practically guarantee a lot more empty seats at Arrowhead.
Head coach Romeo Crennel
General Manager Scott Pioli
Quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn
All four have appeared incompetent in their jobs, which is to win football games and put people in the seats. These are fairly important jobs when it comes to not making Kansas City into a laughingstock in the NFL.
But their jobs also are important to the taxpayers of Jackson County, people who invested hundreds of millions of dollars in a football stadium, expecting some professional football to be played there.
Right now, that’s not happening.
Crennel looks clueless during the games whenever the camera is on him. But more importantly, he sounds clueless when he’s discussing the games afterward, about how the Chiefs botched another one or why they made a particularly boneheaded play.
Pioli has turned the Chiefs into a secretive, bull-headed organization that doesn’t deserve to have any swagger whatsoever based on its record the past few years. To say he’s fan-unfriendly would be an understatement. If Hunt doesn’t replace Pioli in the off-season, Hunt will be risking he renewal of hundreds if not thousands of season tickets.
Finally, the less said about Cassel and Quinn, the better. Neither has shown this year they are capable of playing at the highest level of professional football. Even worse, they haven’t shown they are even being mid-level players in the NFL.
The Chiefs’ 1-10 record is an embarrassment for the organization and for Kansas City sports fans. The four men most associated with that stain on the city don’t deserve to be back with the Chiefs in 2013.