The Kansas City Chiefs fired head coach Romeo Crennel Monday morning, less than 24 hours after concluding a disastrous 2-14 campaign that was the worst in franchise history.
The move had been seen by fans as a virtual certainty over the past month as the team’s performance spiraled out of control as the season progressed. However, the fate of the wildly unpopular general manager, Scott Pioli, was still up in the air.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for Romeo, both personally and professionally,” Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark 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. No final determination has been made at this point on the future of general manager Scott Pioli.”
Crennel joins Philadelphia’s Andy Reid, Chicago’s Lovie Smith, Buffalo’s Chan Gailey, an Cleveland’s Pat Shurmur as current head coaches that have already been terminated, and there could be several more changes made over the next few days.
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