The Kansas City Chiefs turned in yet another underwhelming performance Thursday night against the San Diego Chargers, dropping them to 1-7 on the season.
Does the new low spell the end for Chiefs GM Scott Pioli?
Some might tell you that it doesn’t make sense to fire a GM in the middle of the season but I vehemently disagree. I think it can be very advantageous to cut ties, especially if Clark Hunt already knows who his replacement is going to be. It makes even more sense if the replacement is available to start work immediately.
The Carolina Panthers just fired their GM after a 1-5 start so cutting ties mid-season isn’t unheard of. The Cleveland Browns have also begun making major changes, inserting their new president before Mike Holmgren was officially off the job.
I’ve no doubt that if Clark Hunt is going to make a move that he is going to do it carefully. He will likely have a solid game plan in place if and when he decides to pill the plug on Pioli.
If Hunt decide he wants to make a move mid-season, this would be the week to do it. The Chiefs don’t play another game for ten days when they travel to Pittsburgh for the Todd Haley Revenge Bowl.
In the end, Hunt may have no choice. Chiefs fans are livid and have been for some time. They want Pioli out and they want to know that Hunt is committed to winning. If anything, removing Pioli now would at least let fans know that change is on the way, even if more wins this season are not.
What do you think, Addicts? Should Clark fire Pioli now or wait until the end of this miserable season?