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The Chiefs fired coach Romeo Crennel today but general manager Scott Pioli, who has been under scrutiny for the Chiefs 23-41 record for the past four years, will retain his position, Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star reports. But Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said in a statement that the entire football operation will remain under review and no final determination has been made about Piolis job status.
I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for Romeo, both personally and professionally, Hunt said in a statement. He is an accomplished coach, a man of great character and he helped guide our football team through some extremely challenging circumstances this season.
However, I am embarrassed by the poor product we gave our fans this season, and I believe we have no choice but to move the franchise in a different direction. I will immediately begin the search for the next head coach of the Chiefs. The entire football operation will remain under review, and there may be additional changes to come.
Finally, I want to personally apologize to our fans for our performance this season. We are blessed to play for some of the best and most passionate fans in the National Football League and they deserve better than what we gave them this season. I want our fans to know that I will do everything I can to provide them with a dramatically better team both next season and in the seasons to come and our entire organization appreciates their support.
Source: The Redzone
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According to Steve Wyche of the NFL Network (via NFL.com) the Kansas City Chiefs plan on keeping general manager Scott Pioli.
According to NFL.com’s Steve Wyche, the Kansas City Chiefs are expected to retain general manager Scott Pioli despite a disastrous season, according to a source briefed on the situation. Coach Romeo Crennel won’t be as fortunate. The source said...
The Kansas City Chiefs have parted ways with their head coach Romeo Crennel after perhaps the most gut-wrenching season in team history.
The Belcher tragedy is only one reason why the Chiefs were more miserable than good in 2012.
Players did not play up to their potential. Crennel was frankly out-coached in many of their losses.
The Chiefs proved to be more Bad News Bears than...
“Save our Chiefs”, a group that was established to try to put pressure on the Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt to make drastic changes, has issued a statement on their Facebook and Twitter account that might be very interesting to Kansas City fans and all potential head coaching candidates regarding the status of [...]
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli is still under review and could still end up being fired.
Also, Chiefs formalize what I pointed out earlier – GM Scott Pioli under review. could still be let go pending coaching search
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) December 31, 2012
It sounds like whoever becomes the new head coach of the...
A league source has told Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports that Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli will survive in Kansas City, but only with significant changes which would include a new coach and new quarterback.
Of course Pioli chose the last quarterback Matt Cassel and this is not a strong draft class for quarterbacks.
Source: The Redzone
Steve Wyche of NFL.com reports that a source who has been briefed on the situation has informed him that the Kansas City Chiefs are expected to retain GM Scott Pioli even after what has been a disastrous 2012 season to say the least.
Head coach Romeo Crennel is expected to be fired in the coming days and there’s been some speculation that the Chiefs could target Iowa head coach Kirk...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Clark Hunt is regarded as an intensely private man, someone who prefers to operate behind the scenes and away from the spotlight that comes with owning an NFL franchise.
In some ways, that's about to change.
Hunt fired coach Romeo Crennel on Monday as part of a shakeup of the entire structure of a franchise that his father, the late Lamar Hunt, founded...
The Kansas City Chiefs have officially fired head coach Romeo Crennel. General manager Scott Pioli’s job seems to be safe for now.
Chiefs fired Romeo Crennel. Scott Pioli safe for now.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2012
I think the Chiefs should start over and move on from Pioli, but it doesn’t look like that will happen.
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The Kansas City Chiefs have fired head coach Romeo Crennel after just one season. The Chiefs finished with a 2-14 overall record and secured the first overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, a franchise first. The Chiefs struggled all season long and finished the season ranked 32nd in passing offense, a mark achieved through poor quarterback play. In his career, Crennel has posted a...
The Kansas City Chiefs have had a disastrous season but team owner Clark Hunt is not ready to pull the plug on general manager Scott Pioli. Head coach Romeo Crennel is expected to be fired at seasons end.
Kirk Ferentz of Iowa is one name that has been closely associated with the head coaching position in Kansas City. There is no buyout on his contract with Iowa and NFL.com’s Ian...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Many thought Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli would be fired at the end of the season.
It has been a disasterous season for the Chiefs, as the team has fallen off the tracks with a 2-13 season. They are currently tied with the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 2-13 record.
The Jaguars are currently...
I need to begin by saying that I am not a Kansas City Chiefs fan. However, I am from Kansas and my girlfriend lives about 5 miles away from Arrowhead. When I turn on sports radio, I am forced to hear shock jocks complain about Scott Pioli and Brady Quinn and Matt Cassel and every [...]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Reports that fired Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid will be the next Arizona Cardinals coach appear a bit premature.
Multiple reports have surfaced that Reid will meet with the Chiefs today in Philadelphia to discuss the Kansas City head-coaching vacancy created when owner Clark Hunt fired Romeo Crennel on Monday.
It is uncertain whether both Hunt and...
With Romeo Crennel out in Kansas City, Lamar Hunt is on the hunt for the new head coach of the Chiefs who will likely determine the fate of general manager Scott Pioli. Among the possible coaching candidates for the Chiefs is Jaguars defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Mel Tucker, according to a report from Warpaint Illustrated.
Tucker, 40, is also a possible candidate...
Disclaimer: Coaches and General Managers were fired over the course of this article and are acknowledged at the end
Every year on the Monday after the last Sunday of the NFL Regular Season, there is a ritual of sorts. As of noon December 31, 5 coaches have already been fired and there are more who could be fired. But this so called “Black Monday” is not only a bad day for coaches...