“We have to do everything in our power to be the best we can be, to be perfect,” Crennel said. “That’s what I told them. We need to be perfect. That’s the only way we have a chance.”
Perfection has been far from the Chiefs reach this season, seemingly never more so than in Sunday’s 28-6 loss to Cincinnati at Arrowhead Stadium. They failed to score so much as 20 points for the sixth straight game and fell to 32nd and last in the NFL in scoring for the first time this season.
Injury report: Usual starting WRs Dwayne Bowe (neck) and Jon Baldwin (head/neck) did not play Sunday vs. the Bengals. OG Jon Asamoah (thumb surgery), C Ryan Lilja (knee) and OT Branden Albert (back) also may be questionable for the game vs. the Broncos.
Coachspeak: “I will evaluate (the QB situation), and I will let you know what I’m going to do next.” Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel, to reporters Sunday when asked whether Cassel or Quinn would start against Denver.
“We know we have to fight. We have to do everything in our power to be the best we can be, to be perfect,” he said during a break in meetings. “That’s what I told them, we have to be perfect because that’s the only way we have a chance.”
Later, Crennel admitted, “Nobody is ever perfect, you know.”
That doesn’t bode well for a team trying to reach mediocrity, much less perfection.
The Chiefs’ 28-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday dropped them to 1-9 on the season, their lone victory requiring a franchise-record 18-point comeback at New Orleans.
On Sunday, the Chiefs lost. Again. They’re 1-9 on the season and causing plenty of heartbreak among their passionate fan base. It’s so bad, in fact, that one dedicated Chiefs fan who died recently had the Chiefs listed as the cause of death in his obituary.
Sam Lickteig died on Nov. 14, 2012, “of complications from MS and heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs football team.”
This isn’t an actual medical diagnosis, of course. Lickteig’s daughter Jennifer, said her father was quite the funny man and would’ve appreciated the shot fired at KC through his obit.
“My dad was such a comedian,” she said. “He loved the Chiefs, so we had to let him have the last word.”
The Kansas City Chiefs are teaming with the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City to host the 15th Annual Chiefs Blood Drive. In support of that collection, K Ryan Succop will visit the Community Blood Center’s Kansas City location to sign autographs and thank patrons for giving the gift of life.
All individuals at least 16 years of age that weigh 115 pounds or more and are in good health are eligible to donate. Participants will receive a limited edition Chiefs Community Blood Drive T-shirt. Chiefs tickets, signed Chiefs memorabilia and other great prizes will also be given away via drawings in conjunction with the blood drive.
The Chiefs kicked off the drive by hosting a staff donation at The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex on Monday, Nov. 19.
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen