The Kansas City Chiefs are terrible

11/12/12 in NFL   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Unfortunately, the issues don't stop there. Pioli brought in Todd Haley to coach the Chiefs and that was nothing short of a train wreck. No doubt Haley, who was fired in 2011, will have a chip on his shoulder as he leads Pittsburgh's offense against the Chiefs tonight on Monday Night Football. 

Oct 28, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (7) was knocked down after throwing a pass against the Oakland Raiders in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Oakland won the game 26-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRENow Pioli has tweedle dee and tweedle dum operating the football team. Head Coach Romeo Crennel (and his 27-48 career winning percentage) fired himself as the team's defensive coordinator this week. Meanwhile offensive coordinator Brian Daboll manages to find new ways not to put the ball in the hands of Charles week-in and week-out. 

What do most of the talented, successful Chiefs have in common? They were Chiefs before Pioli was around. Let's consider some of Pioli's personnel decisions. Despite ample cap space, Pioli let cornerback Brandon Carr, who had started every game since he was drafted as a Chief, walk this offseason and replaced him with Stanford Routt for $18 million over three years. Routt was cut this week.

We already touched on Dorsey and Jackson, but how about wasting a first-round pick on Jon Baldwin, who is a bust of a wide receiver playing across the field from Dwayne Bowe, the stud Pioli won't sign to a long-term deal?  

I could go on, but you get the point. So do Chiefs fans. Fans have flown banners over the stadium calling for Pioli's job, and now there is a group called SaveOurChiefs, which has about 72,000 followers on Twitter, which isn't that much less than the 118,000 or so followers on the team's official account. The group also has an active Facebook page with almost 13,000 likes and a YouTube channel.

Certainly, the comedy of errors that is Chiefs football will continue with a blowout loss tonight. The question is when the Scott Pioli comedy will end. 
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