KANSAS CITY, Mo. Two weeks ago, Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel benched quarterback Matt Cassel in favor of backup Brady Quinn in an effort to get his team's attention.
With his team slipping further into oblivion, Crennel on Monday took another stab at grabbing his 1-7 team's attention by essentially firing himself as defensive coordinator.
Crennel announced he would be turning the defensive coordinator's job over to linebackers coach Gary Gibbs so that Crennel could spend more time with the rest of the team presumably the offense, which has struggled mightily this season.
Crennel wasn't finished with the shake-ups, though. He also fired starting cornerback Stanford Routt, who sat out last Thursday's game at San Diego because of a hamstring injury.
The move to release Routt was a stunner because Routt, who was tied with Brandon Flowers for the team lead in interceptions with two, had been signed by general manager Scott Pioli with great fanfare as a free-agent last offseason....