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The Morning Fix Special Edition: Pioli/Crennel Firing Rumors Flying


Welcome to a special edition of The Morning Fix. Last evening, Nick Wright, formerly of 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City, reported that a source has told him that Chiefs GM Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel have been informed that they will not be brought back next season.

Let’s check out the timeline:

Wright’s report was quickly checked our and refuted by a couple of sources.

Pro Football Talk:

In fact, Nick Wright of 610-AM in Houston, who has previously covered the Chiefs in Kansas City, reported this afternoon that Pioli and Crennel have officially been told they will not be back next year. However, a league source tells PFT that Crennel and Pioli have not been given that message.

Then Ian Rapoport from NFL Network:

Wright responded a bit later:

So what does all this mean?

Probably not a lot. If I had to guess, I’d say Wright’s source is probably accurate. Once a report like this breaks, I am sure it is pretty easy for other reporters to find inside sources that will refute it but that doesn’t mean the original source was lying.

Regardless of whose sources are accurate, Pioli and Crennel are probably on their way out. We’ll probably just have to wait two more weeks before we know for sure.

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  • Chief Hokie

    Yea it sounds like a desperate attempt at a cover up. It’s not like anyone is surprised by this report.

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

      Agreed. I am sure that Clark has his mind made up by now and he let Scott and Romeo know out of courtesy. He probably gave them permission to talk to other teams and so forth. The team would never admit it and there probably just as many sources willing to leak coverup stories as their are that will tell the truth.

      • Chief Hokie

        Ah the politics of football, gotta love it.

        • sidibeke

          So let’s just fire them now and get it over with.

      • Larry Devore

        If you were another team, would you hire Pioli or Crennel?

  • http://twitter.com/biglump007 Leon Ritz

    I wasn’t sure last night if it was true or not but after reading what Romeo said today about the rumors………..I think they have been told they are gone. Romeo kinda acted like an ass today instead of just brushing it off and moving on. I know a rumor like this would make anyone mad but I think the way he acted was a bit more than just a rumor mad, it was more like yeah I’m gone but I’m not going to admit it type of thing

  • amynator

    Is there anything to this story http://www.ficksitall.blogspot.com I hope it’s true. I would love to have Marty back.