KANSAS CITY, Mo. Perhaps Chiefs players were simply drained from the misery of a 2-14 season.
Perhaps they were drained from a tumultuous season that also included the tragic murder-suicide incident involving Jovan Belcher.
Perhaps they were just relieved to put 2012 behind them.
For whatever reason, though, Chiefs players seemed especially emotionless on Monday as they talked to reporters about the dismissal of their head coach, Romeo Crennel.
Crennel was fired Monday by Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, who, along with Crennel, addressed the team just moments before reporters were allowed into the locker room at the team's training facilty.
"It is what it is," offensive tackle Eric Winston said. "The owner felt a change was needed and that's his prerogative."
Said cornerback Brandon Flowers, "Romeo is a great guy. (But) it's a league where you have to win and we all understand that. If you don't win, you don't stick around whether you're a coach or a player."
Crennel, though, appea...