Following a season of on-field failures and off-field tragedy, the Kansas City Chiefs have parted ways with head coach Romeo Crennel.
The team announced that Crennel was fired Monday after a 2-14 season that will have the Chiefs picking first in April's NFL draft.
In a team-released statement, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said "no final determination" has been made on the status of general manager Scott Pioli. Pioli has come under heavy criticism for Kansas City failing to reach the playoffs for the past two seasons.
"I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for Romeo both personally and professionally," Hunt said. "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. I believe we have no choice but to move the franchise in a different direction."