Chiefs Blown Out Again, Fall To Bengals 28-6

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

The Kansas City Chiefs continued their horrendous 2012 season today with another loss, this time to the Cincinnati Bengals to drop to 1-9.

On a day where a number of fans wore black in protest of the terrible product being put on the field, the Chiefs validated the discontent by turning in another disappointing performance. In fact, there might have been even more fans wearing black had a good portion of them not decided to stay home rather than make the trip to Arrowhead.

It was another team loss for the Chiefs. The offense failed to do very much at all, despite head coach Romeo Crennel pulling starting QB Matt Cassel at the half in favor of the equally unimpressive Brady Quinn. WR Dwayne Bowe left the game early with a head injury, leaving the KC QB’s with Terry Copper and Steve Breaston at wideout.

On defense, the Chiefs were pretty soft throughout the day. The KC corners were routinely abused by Andy Dalton and AJ Green. Brandon Flowers was particularly bad, getting burned by Green on a number of occasions. Luckily for Flowers, Dalton misfired on at least two passes when Green had him beat.

The bright spots were few and far between. Jamaal Charles was excellent as usual. TE Tony Moeaki also continued to contribute in the passing game. On defense, Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali had some moments.

At 1-9, the Chiefs are now guaranteed a sub-.500 finish. With that, we will start another week of watching to see if Chiefs owner Clark Hunt will relieve GM Scott Pioli of his duties. With the losses piling up, it is going to be harder and harder for Hunt to justify giving Pioli another season.

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  • tc-sting

    do we have to keeping taking the field? This game showed we cannot compete on any side of the ball and so to save potential injuries against the superior teams we play, perhaps we just shouldn’t play at all.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Forfeiting would guarantee the Chiefs the first overall pick. But playing probably would too.

      I wish one of these QB’s would emerge. Right now I am a very meh on both Smith and Barkley.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

        smith played outstanding in the 2nd half vs oklahoma yesterday

        • Jim Harper

          Yes he did. And Barkley did NOT look good and got hurt near the end.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

            ya and that injury was to his throwing shoulder

      • sidibeke

        Are there any QBs that are solid 2nd rounders? Dare we think to pick up a QB there and get someone worthy of #1 or #2 overall?

        • KCMikeG

          Smith and Barkley are rated top 10. Walter Football has rounds #1-3 = Wilson/Arkansas, Bray/Tennessee, Boyd/Clemson and Manuel/Florida St., Nassib/Syracruse, Glennon/NC St., Murray/Ga in rounds #2-3 and round #2-4 Thomas/V-Tech and Landry Jones/Oklahoma. I say we take Smith with our 1st pick and Jones in the 3rd or 4th round.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

            that would be best case scenario for us. geno smiths final two games are @ Iowa State, then home vs. Kansas. those will be two easy games for him to get more impressive statistics. all he needs to do is stay healthy and he’ll be fine.

          • sidibeke

            I like that a lot: getting 2 QBs. With the uncertainty of Smith and Barkley, I think it’s the way to go.

          • Jim Harper

            Hey Mike! I really like that idea.

      • http://www.facebook.com/shanekillianradford Shane Radford

        I was at the SC game yesterday. As bad as Barkley’s stats looked, he actually looked terrific. He can throw on the run, and can throw under pressure. His line is awful at SC, so it won’t be such a shock to his system that his NFL team has a terrible line too. His receivers had 5 or 6 dropped passes too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

    Give me Geno Smith, Jon Gruden, and Marty Schottenheimer please.

    • Jim Harper

      Those dogs will hunt!

      • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

        ya while the dogs we got now are kissing hunt’s ass

    • Danny W

      Or Geno, Chip Kelly, and Marty.

  • Jeremy Parkercom

    Just another HOME blowout loss, a pioli specialty, how many embarrassments do we the fans have to endure before we get the necessary changes made. Hopefully no more, we will see early this week.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

    i heard that anyone with negative pioli stuff got kicked out of the game. and yet again stanzi is put on the inactives list when we couldve used him

  • Tribal Rage

    I can’t even begin to comprehend a single reason anyone has a job. Cassel should never wear a Chiefs uniform again, RAC should be fired immediately, Daboll as well. Pioli should be cleaning his desk out. Its over. The futility is beyond reason. If Clark doesn’t make a move, the fans should. Stay out of Arrowhead. Party in the parking lot…boycott the game. The only way this thing finally ends.

    • tm1946

      Like it except for “boycott”. Ticketholders has paid their money. Let them enjoy it if they want to, if not what is a few more empty seats.

  • Kansas_City

    Not much to say about the game. I think the principal issue is when Hunt cans Pioli. It seems to me that if he has his replacement, he ought to make the move now. Nothing to be gained by having Pioli stay in charge the rest of the season. Even if Hunt just puts in a caretaker like Marty or Vermeil, it is probably better to get Pioli out. It would change the conversation from the negative “fire Pioli” to the positive who should we bring in to run the team. I don’t think it makes any difference whether they let Romeo finish the season. I suppose promoting an assistant on an interim basis might help turn the page, but I think we might as well let Romeo finish the season, particularly if we bring in new GM. He could pretend to be open minded about Romeo and at least get the assessment by Romeo and his staff of everyone on the team prior to firing them.

    • KCMikeG

      RAC should already be gone and there is no further evaluation needed. He doesn’t know what is wrong, hasn’t from the start and appears to be drowning in his own confusion.

      • Kansas_City

        Your assessment is probably correct, but what is the benefit of replacing him for the last few games? You want Pioli to pick the next coach?

        • KCMikeG

          Because RAC is beyond dysfunctional. An interim should be named immediately. This would also send a message to the players that auto pilot won’t be acceptable.i have a sneaking suspicion that Pioli will in fact be allowed to finish his contract but that Hunt will have a consultant engaged (Marty?) to help ensure the 3rd time will be the charm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.mcdaneld Mark McDaneld

    Are they trying to move the Chiefs out of KC? I know that would seem improbable with the updates to the stadium, but realistically? It’s like they’re trying to lose.

    • Jacob Crouse

      they have a contract to the city and the stadium for another 22 years

    • ArrowFan

      At this point they need to keep loosing so we can grab Geno Smith.

  • Kansas_City

    On a positive note, did you see Tin Man make the nice pseudo sacks today. They were actually nice plays. On one, he fell back instread of rushing, but kept his eye on Dalton and when he started running, tackled him for a 3 year loss. He also piled on after Hali got to Weeden, again a good play.

    • Kansas_City

      Oops. Wrong QB. Dalton, not Weeden.

    • tm1946

      Also saw Jackson drop into coverage. He was the short man in from of the WR who scored a TD getting in front of Flowers. What a man, what a waste,

  • Kansas_City

    If I was the new GM, I would have Romeo and each of his staff rate each player into one of the following categories on a playoff team:
    Star
    Starter
    Valuable Reserve
    Fill in reserve
    No role
    I can think of only two stars — Charles and Johnson. Maybe Hali. I don’t think there would be that many starters, either, The exercise would bring some clarity to what the Chiefs currently have. I shudder to think of where the Pioli number one choices would be. Berry probably a starter or valuable reserve. Jackson no role. Poe at this point fill in reserve. Baldwin fill in reserve. And QB’s no role?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

      id put every qb in fill in reserve

      • Kansas_City

        I think they are too old to be fill in reserve. If they can’t be a valuable reserve as the backup QB (which I don’t think Cassel can be any longer), I think they are in the no role category. Sad state of affairs for the team.

  • Daniel Mayfield

    Let me be the GM. I can make better choices then what Pioli has. He’s made the team worse since he started. 1 main thing was letting Romeo get the staff he had in Cleveland. No good then, no good now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

      agreed. we arent turning into the pats, were turning into the browns. scott pioli’s first nfl job- browns. crennel’s first head coaching job- browns. brian daboll’s first offensive coordinator job- browns. peyton hillis’s first starting rb job- browns. brady quinn drafted 1st round by- browns.

      • Daniel Mayfield

        I would keep Hillis. He could turn out to be good. He did once, I’m sure he can again. Plus, he started at Denver.

        • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

          ah, but he was the fullback for denver. he moved to rb for cleveland

          • Daniel Mayfield

            2010 over 1,100 yrds.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

            madden cover curse!

          • tm1946

            And how many chiefs were all pros in 2010. We need to get past that year.

        • Kansas_City

          I would say Hillis could be a valuable reserve on a playoff team.

          • Daniel Mayfield

            He is good when he’s healthy and gets his turns. It’s a little different when you go from starting RB to backup to 1 of the best. From maybe 20 carries down to 5. Big difference. Think of 2010 with Charles and Jones. If it would have started right, we might be seeing 2 RBs.

  • Kansas_City

    If you think Pioli is not a good guy, you would be happy that he has moved from self confident messiah to NFL joke. There is no practical way for him to recover in Kansas City. When your team is awful, and your GM entering the last year of his contract, rather than your coach, is the target of the fans, time for GM to go.
    While the Chiefs deny instructing staff to take “Fire Pioli” signs, it probably is the moment he jumped the shark.

    • Jim Harper

      It is spelled messiah.

      • Cha-iefs

        Thanks Hall monitor…smh

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

      despite the dumb remarks (Cha-iefs), this is a good post. pioli no doubt ordered some of the staff to remove all the signs. i nominate pioli as the anti-christ!

      • Kansas_City

        Maybe the staff has such love for Pioli they did it on their own?

        • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

          if you follow the save our chiefs campaign, they said that some staff members still let fans keep their negative Pioli stuff.

  • sidibeke

    Only excitement: has someone gotten fired yet?

  • Kansas_City

    If the QB answer is not in the draft, we should not reach for one. I don’t know what that means in terms of who playes QB for us next year, but it would not be smart to blow a very high pick on a QB who is not the answer. It could put the team back another 3 or 4 years.

    • tm1946

      You go by “Oracle” and you do not see the writing on the wall/cloud? If the Chiefs do not find a QB in the draft…..Cassel is the man in 2013, he has one year left and, I think, Quinn is a FA. Of course there is Stanzi but no one seems to want him to get on the field.

      • KCMikeG

        Talk about not seeing. You might want to get your eye exam scheduled. No way Cassel is the starter next year even if we didn’t draft a QB (which we will). Tanney and Stanzi would out play him in camp. The only way Cassel stays now is if he is willing to renegotiate his contract taking a pay cut to be the veteran back up. I seriously doubt any team will be desperate enough to pay him to be a starter after this season.

        • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

          how bout we all just get along were all chiefs fans here we have to unite!

        • Cha-iefs

          so true

        • tm1946

          I see it but even if Pioli and Crennel go, there is a better than fair chance that Cassel, with his one more year, will at least start the season. Who would replace him is up for debate, college, backup or FA but YOU CANNOT REPLACE EVERYONE. The league will require Clark to put some kind of team on the field.
          Add, when we get pasted being pissed off after every game, I think there is a fair chance we get stuck with Pioli for another year. I am guessing Crennel will be allowed to retire with honors but Clark, Mr I am not as patient as my dad, is as slow moving molasses when it comes to the chiefs.

          • Kansas_City

            I assume they can cut Cassel without any financial liability. But the bigger point is they need to clean house and he has irrevocably lost the fans – plus, you might have noticed, he is not very good.

      • Kansas_City

        I don’t think they can bring Cassel back next year. Even as a back up. It does not accomplish anything and there needs to be a housecleaning of Pioli, Romeo and Cassel. I just don’t want to draft a guy who is not the answer and then waste 2 or 3 more years on him.

    • KCMikeG

      The draft is our ONLY answer. The free agent QB’s are NOT the answer. Flacco is the only one & the Ravens won’t let him go anywhere.

      Derek Anderson UFA Carolina Panthers
      Charlie Batch UFA Pittsburgh Steelers
      Jason Campbell UFA Chicago Bears
      Chase Daniel UFA New Orleans Saints
      Trent Edwards UFA Philadelphia Eagles
      Joe Flacco UFA Baltimore Ravens
      Bruce Gradkowski UFA Cincinnati Bengals
      Rex Grossman UFA Washington Redskins
      Tarvaris Jackson UFA Buffalo Bills
      Byron Leftwich UFA Pittsburgh Steelers

      • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

        i think chase daniel is ok

        • KCMikeG

          See what I mean about the candidates? Daniels was your best pick. As our starter?? Four years not one start and couldn’t even make the Skins team pre RGIII. NOT what I’m looking for in a starter. Time to roll the dice in the draft and we should probably start praying right now since our franchise has never been successful at this yet.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

            ya, i agree. the reason we havent been successful at drafting qbs is we havent drafted a qb in the 1st round since todd blackledge. yes, a bust indeed. but we have to move on and look at the future, not the past.

        • ArrowFan

          He is the only one that still could be a potential great.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

            this is just an interesting stat about him- a couple years ago drew brees got shaken up on the field and daniel threw for 2 td, over 200 yrds and 1 int and the saints won

      • Kansas_City

        If that is the full list, if is an awful year. I guess it is Quinn and a draft choice. Wow. The disaster continues. Or maybe Leftwich and a draft choice. I guess for fun we could bring in Daniel, but the chances are pretty small that he is the answer.

    • ArrowFan

      The answer is Geno Smith. But I say he is the only one, so we better make dam sure to not win anymore because it doesn’t look like Jacksonville is going to either.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

        i dont think jacksonville needs a qb. chad henne just broke out against one of the best defenses in the nfl, and they still have gabbert

  • Cha-iefs

    I hate losing

  • http://twitter.com/skymuscle83 Skylor Kingrey

    Both crennel and pioli are a joke!!! Pioli is the worse joke of them all due to the fact the moron hires Crennel in which is not a Head Coach!!! He is a Defensive Coordinator!!! That’s it!!! he couldn’t manage his was out of a paper bag!! I read the article where Charles give Crennel a good word. I say to that is Hahahaha!!! He is a lazy ass Head Coach and doesn’t make you work hard!!! of course you like him!! I hated herm and I hate Pioli and Crennel!!! They are horrible. fire Crennel tomorrow! Pioli I can see firing him after the season but both have to go!! I refuse to watch a game or purchase any chiefs crap till they are both gone!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

    What does everyone think about this- Lamar Hunt should take over as the Chiefs GM.

    • Kansas_City

      Now way. He is not qualified. The owner who does it (Jerry Jones) has been a disaster. And it would make him the target. He needs short term to bring in a well liked figure and long term to bring in a high competent person. He can probably get Marty to come on an interim basis.

      • Guest

        ya i agree

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      I’d love for Lamar Hunt to take over as the Chiefs GM…if…you know, he wasn’t dead.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

        someone finally got it? about time

  • ArrowFan

    First thing is Stanzi should get at least 3 starts during the remaining games and Daybull should be fired today along with Pioli.

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