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2012 Kansas City Chiefs: When Will The Firings Start?

John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

The Kansas City Chiefs players and their clueless head coach sound defeated.

Can you blame them?

The 2012 Kansas City Chiefs are so bad that when they aren’t getting blown out by better teams, which is most every week by the way, they’re getting in their own way.

In short, if the opponent can’t beat the Chiefs, the Chiefs will beat the Chiefs.

After yesterday’s latest loss, head coach Romeo Crennel has the guts to say he thought his team played well.

“I thought our guys played a good football game,” Crennel told reporters.

I’m sorry, coach, while your players, at times, did some things well, scoring nine points is not playing well. Players jumping offsides in key moments, is not playing well.

And having your second-string running back try to throw a pass to your second-string QB on third down in the red zone , when you only need three yards and your first string running back’s name is Jamaal Charles, is terrible, terrible coaching.

If the head coach doesn’t have any answers, how can we expect the players to figure things out? Heck, SS Eric Berry is already talking about next season.

“A lot of people expect a lot of things out of life and they don’t go their way,” safety Eric Berry told the media. “This is a game. If you fight back in life, it’s easy to fight back in a game. Nobody’s dying or anything like that. It’s just a bad season. So we gotta finish this out strong and, I hate to say build for next year, but we need to build that momentum going into next year. It just is what it is.”

Sheesh.

Not only does Berry’s quote show that the players are already checking out of the 2012 season, it also shows he doesn’t think what is happening in KC is that big of a deal. After all, “nobody’s dying or anything like that”.

No wonder these guys are getting curb-stomped by their opponents every week.

Yet after dropping to an NFL-worst 1-10, the only thing Chiefs fans have to look forward to is when the firings are going to start.

There is no longer any question that Crennel annd his coaching staff and likely GM Scott Pioli, have to go.

But when will they?

For most fans, it seems like the departure of everyone responsible for the dumpster fire that is the 2012 Chiefs season, can’t come soon enough.

So when will rock bottom hit for the Chiefs? When will things finally be so bad that Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt will start cleaning house? Will he force his fans to endure the rest of this terrible season with the three-ring circus of Scott Pioli, Romeo Crennel and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll running the show?

Or will he throw them a bone when they could most use a bone?

I’d argue that now is the time to make a move. Pioli fired former head coach Todd Haley when the team was 5-8 last season. Currently, Haley is looking like Vince Lombardi and the 5-8, Tyler Palko-led Chiefs are looking like the Joe Montana-led 49ers.

There is a chance Hunt could wait until the season ends to make changes. Still, if the heads don’t roll today, I think there are a few games this season that could force Hunt’s hand.

1. Monday, December 3rd

Carolina is 2-8 and will be coming to Arrowhead on Sunday. I pitiful performance, at home, against an equally pitiful team, could just be the final straw for the “3 Ring Circus.”

2. Monday December 10th

If the “Circus” somehow endures a loss to the Panthers or, heaven forbid, the team actually wins, then a road trip to Cleveland could be just what the doctor ordered if you are suffering from Pioli fever.

The 3-8 Browns actually look like a team on the rise. The Browns’ defense, in particular, can be problematic. Dropping to 1-12 against the Browns could make December 10th spring cleaning day at Arrowhead.

3. Monday, December 31st

If Pioli and co. somehow survive until the final game of the season then you’ve got to believe the GM is a goner come New Years Eve. Hunt may not even wait until the clock strikes midnight on the 30th to do the deed.

The day after the last day of the season is traditionally D-Day around the NFL. If Hunt is going to let the season play out then you have to believe that December 31st is the day.

It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. As the season nears its end there is a chance more and more of the KC players will check out and start looking toward the offseason. If you’re listening to Eric Berry then that process may have already begun.

If so, things could get even uglier in KC and that could force Clark Hunt to make a move even if he does want to wait until after the season.

What do you think, Addicts? On what date will the “3 Ring Circus” leave town for good?

Monday, December 3rd

Monday December 10th

Monday December 31st

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs, Scott Pioli

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  • Jim Harper

    There is no such thing as too soon here. This game was a total cluster f**k. The ill conceived halfback pass was fortunate not to have been a pick 6. Jamaal played another great game with 103 yards on 23 carries with the longest only being 15 yards. That tells us he was grinding it out. Houston had 2 sacks on Manning and overall the defense played well enough to win. Then seeing Romeo lose it while screaming at Daboll was priceless. He would have made Todd Haley proud. When asked about it in his press conference he labeled it a “friendly conversation between coaches.” Hunt needs to make the wholesale changes NOW because we are not the only team that will be shopping for a new HC, therefore get your people now before they are all picked over.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.a.oconnor Bryan Andrew O’connor

      but why be the first to hire “new” guys who will just be as bad as the guys we have now, outside of a new GM. Bringing in a coach in the middle of the season NEVER works, even if you name an “interim” HC and I don’t see 1 guy on that sideline who is good enough to even be that, their still gonna be bad. Who are we gonna get to be the new HC? were either gonna get some overrated Coordinator or go get a “Big Name” College Coach who is only good because he was lucky enough to have a few good players at a smaller school and is now the HC at LSU, Bama, Oregon, USC or Ohio State. That doesn’t work either. We need a Coach who is known as a builder or rebuilder, and no I don’t mean “rebuilding Ohio State after they were bad for 1 season because they had a linebacker coach who wasn’t even ready to be a DC much a head Coach when they had top 10 talent at almost every position” Their are a few out there in CFB. When Carl Peterson “retired” or was fired which ever the case may be we swooped in and got Pioli and that SURE didn’t work out, in able to rebuild you have to have patience and let things work out, Pioli took a good solid team and made them worse, are the next 3-4 years gonna be good in my way, no they won’t but atleast we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hiring the “Next big thing” is almost never a good idea, just recent history tells us that. Crennel was hired in Cleveland and K.C., how’d that go? Wiess was hired at Notre Dame, How’d that go? Mangini was hired in NY and Cleveland, How’d that go? I could sit here and list them ALL day if you wanted but I hope you get my point. Were NOT gonna coax Gruden or Cowher out of retirement, Billick maybe, lets turn to a lesser known guy in the College ranks, My comment to the writer is spot on about Dave Christensen, their are other too though, Bronco Mendenhall who probally done at BYU after this season, Troy Calhoun at AF, Mike McyIntyre at San Jose State, Jerry Kill from Minnesota (although this is his first year there, he built Northern Illinois) by all accounts Gary Patterson isn’t so happy at TCU these days, we can forget about getting a guy like Chip Kelly, He’s NOT gonna leave one of the best college teams for one of the worse NFL teams, lets bring in a guy who CAN rebuild this team and bring back the pride of the Red and Yellow, it doesn’t have to be an overnight thing, theres not 1 coach that we can bring in that will have a 8-8 record next year, I say lets take a coach who will rebuild this team in 3-5 year schedule, even if we go 4-12 next year and get a top 5 pick, it’s still gonna be worth it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.staggs.10 Joshua Staggs

    i think the firings will happen december 31st and we’ll get our new coach on January 4th, the day after the fiesta bowl when we sign chip kelly. or maybe at the end of the saints season when clark hunt begs sean payton to come to KC.

    No matter what, i check every other hour the days following a game for news of a firing. it can’t happen soon enough.

    • Jim Harper

      I would love for it to happen, but I don’t see any way Sean Payton comes to KC. They want him back and Brees and him are fused at the hip.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.a.oconnor Bryan Andrew O’connor

      Good Plan but the simple truth is a head coach isn’t going to leave one of the best college teams to come to one of the worst NFL teams. There are other coaches out there in the College ranks who would be great in the NFL, I’m not talking about the Urban Meyers or Les Miles’s of the world, Take Dave Christensen for instance, He’s the Head Coach at Wyoming, true he has a 23-27 record but remember he’s the Head Coach of Wyoming, in his 4 years they have had 2 winning seasons and they have been to 2 bowls which they are 1-1 in. Wyoming has only had 2 winning seasons in the last 20 years and been to 2 bowls since they started playing football, he’s matched that in 4 years. Before building the Wyoming program he was the Assistant Head Coach/OC/Head of Recruiting at Mizzou from 97-08, He as head of recruiting and OC more than anyone was responsible for that whole run they had 2003-2010, this is the first year without his players and look at how bad the were, We don’t need a “Big name” guy to come in here and scream and hollar at players we need a rebuilder and Christensen is a rebuilder.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=546161244 Adam Cox

    I say we do it like the Colts did last year. Stink your way to first and fire everyone.

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

      its actually a good strategy!

    • sidibeke

      A better strategy with Luck in waiting.

  • ArrowFan

    If anyone was getting fired during this season it would of happened already.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.a.oconnor Bryan Andrew O’connor

      agreed but Hunt needs to realize that everyone in between the team V.P and the hot dog vendors need to be fired.

  • David Welliver

    I can’t ever remember praying for the end of the NFL season; well that’s where I am at now. The firings can’t come soon enough for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.a.oconnor Bryan Andrew O’connor

    Honestly, I think Dec 31st will be just fine. The Theifs, I mean The Cheifs need to lose out to get the #1 pick and the only way to ensure that is to keep the 3 ring circus until the seasons over, BUT If I were Hunt I would be sending out “feelers” to Gm’s and Coaches for replacing Pioli and Crennel. Their done after the season, even they know that, it’s not like it’s G-14 Classified information. I was on board for keeping Crennel as DC up until he utters those “Idk why he wasn’t given more carries” about Charles 5 carries, come on coach your the one person who should know, even an assistant coach should have known. I call them the Thiefs because for the last several years all they have been doing is stealing the fans money.There are coaches out there in the College ranks who would be great in the NFL, I’m not talking about the Urban Meyers or Les Miles’s of the world, Take Dave Christensen for instance, He’s the Head Coach at Wyoming, true he has a 23-27 record but remember he’s the Head Coach of Wyoming, in his 4 years they have had 2 winning seasons and they have been to 2 bowls which they are 1-1 in. Wyoming has only had 2 winning seasons in the last 20 years and been to 2 bowls since they started playing football, he’s matched that in 4 years. Before building the Wyoming program he was the Assistant Head Coach/OC/Head of Recruiting at Mizzou from 97-08, He as head of recruiting and OC more than anyone was responsible for that whole run they had 2003-2010, this is the first year without his players and look at how bad the were, We don’t need a “Big name” guy to come in here and scream and hollar at players we need a rebuilder and Christensen is a rebuilder.

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