Kansas City Chiefs, Romeo Crennel trying to save face

Stacy Revere

There are only a few different ways the rest of the season could play out for Romeo Crennel and the Kansas City Chiefs.

It's going to go down as a huge disappointment any way that you look at it. Even if the Kansas City Chiefs reel off a few wins the last half of the season it's still not going to be enough.

So what do the Kansas City Chiefs and Romeo Crennel decide to do? They cut a starting cornerback in Stanford Routt, citing 'relationship' problems between he and Crennel. Then Crennel fires himself as defensive coordinator and promotes linebackers coach Gary Gibbs to run the defense for the rest of the season.

This is a mess of a situation. But it's one of the only cards they had left at this point. Make a bold move and see if things get better and if they do, at least you can hang your hat on that. Not that it would change the inevitable dismissal of those running the team right now but at least they did something.

What's the worst that can happen if it doesn't work out? They don't win or don't lead in a game for the rest of the season. Wait, what? Yeah, it can't get worse than NEVER leading a game. If things don't get better than we'd be right about where we are right now. Rock bottom.

If Stanford Routt was being anything but a model citizen and wasn't be the kind of guy you want to keep around your locker room then let him go, his play on the field hasn't been good enough to overlook anything from a character standpoint. Chalk it up to a move that didn't work out.

The list of moves that haven't worked out is growing but I think these bold moves on Monday are a way of Romeo Crennel and Scott Pioli saying that they'll make big moves even if it doesn't reflect positively on their own past decisions. At least they're trying to correct the future, even if that future is just a few more games.

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