Posted December 30, 2012

Report: Chiefs GM Scott Pioli’s job safe, coach Romel Crennel likely out

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Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel is reportedly be fired soon. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel will reportedly be fired soon. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to keep general manager Scott Pioli, but first-year head coach Romel Crennel is probably on his way out, reports NFL.com. 

If Crennel is fired, the report says that Pioli could make a play for Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, since there is no buyout in Ferentz’s contract at the school.

Whoever is in charge in 2013, they will most likely look for a quarterback in next year’s draft as Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn have struggled this season. Kansas City is 2-13 this season.

Chiefs fans were upset with Pioli throughout the regular season, staging protests at home games. We can’t imagine the reaction if Chiefs owner Clark Hunt retains him. Ticket sales surely would suffer.

Crennel, 65, is 33-74 as an NFL head coach in eight seasons with the Chiefs and Cleveland Browns.


10 comments
JoshForge
JoshForge

Hunt is an absolute fool, in business and football, if he retains Pioli.

ntlarue
ntlarue

This is the problem with hiring veteran coaches.  They have this idea that they have had a staff that has worked for them but it turns out it didn't.  I liked Crennel as a DC, but when he became head coach, he brought in everyone he could from his Cleveland days.  It didn't work then and it didn't work now.  He also brought in Brady Quinn and Peyton Hillis.  Hillis has been okay, but Quinn was a huge mistake.  I knew once we got Quinn, he would start this year and knew that was going to be the end of the Chiefs.  I hope they're both gone, because Kirk Ferentz is not a great coach either.  Pioli is sticking to people he likes and knows and sometimes you cannot do that.

boonie
boonie

This account says Pioli is safe but Crennel is gone, then I scroll down and see a headline that says they "will not be back next season". I'm so confused.

the.jasonstout
the.jasonstout

You also gave him 5 more wins and 20 more losses than he had.  His overall record was 28-54.

the.jasonstout
the.jasonstout

Um.  Eight seasons as a head coach?  Try four in Cleveland and one full season in KC.  He was interim coach for 3 games last year.  I'm no math major, but 5 and 8 are different, aren't they?  Can I have this job?  I'm pretty sure I can check facts and edit a story before I post it.

GarthWaynal
GarthWaynal

Why is Pioli's job secure?  He's awful at what he does.  The Kansas City fans deserve much, much better.

the.jasonstout
the.jasonstout

 @ntlarue I agree for the most part.  But, remember, Crennel never coached Hillis.  Mangini traded Quinn for Hillis.  Quinn is on Pioli/Crennel.  I definitely think Ferentz is hugely overrated.  It's sad, because the talent (besides QB) is there in KC.  

Pthrees Nerd
Pthrees Nerd

 @GarthWaynal No they don't.  Kansas City fans are so overrated.  They are some of the most fair weather fans in the country.  The stadium was always half empty before King Carl and Marty came to town and would be half empty again if the Royals weren't still down. 

tluvmel
tluvmel

Seriously overrated?!?!? Obviously you don't know much about the K.C. area. What happens when you lose..... stadium attendance goes down. That is a fact anywhere you are. The Chiefs stunk in the 80's and were good in the 90's. If you have money to waste you can buy me tickets and I'll gladly attend the games.