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The Kansas City Chiefs are a sad bunch

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The Kansas City Chiefs have a bevy of issues right now, including a quarterback carousel and a clueless head coach.

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I'm not here to talk about the past.

The Matt Cassel melodrama has been picked at for days now, so I'll leave that subject alone. It's not a matter of how good or bad a quarterback he is, but more of a sad referendum for a few disturbingly pathetic fans who should spend their Sunday's going to church instead of Arrowhead Stadium. Alas, I digress.

The Kansas City Chiefs are 1-4 and it seems all but certain Brady Quinn will be the starter for next weekend's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Many fans got what they wanted, and now they can enjoy Quinn stinking up the joint as he did in Cleveland before being buried on the bench in Denver.

Certainly Cassel wasn't getting the job done, but don't expect Quinn to turn the fortunes of this team around. He's capable of putting together a good game but nothing more. The Notre Dame product has turned out to be a colossal bust that couldn't beat out the likes of Derek Anderson. You remember Anderson, the future Hall-of-Famer.

As a once highly thought-of team continues to spiral into the basement of the horrendous AFC West, it's probably a good idea to look ahead because peering into the near future just produces nausea. Barring some type of miracle the Chiefs won't be making the playoffs, leaving them with a pick in the higher portion of the first round.

Don't worry, I'm not going to get all mock-draft-nerd on you, but let's just say that'll be the next time most of us are actually excited when speaking about Kansas City.

In the mean time, everyone can only hope that Romeo Crennel leaves town like he's chasing a hamburger down the interstate. He sure seems like a swell guy, but he's an awful head coach. It's so painfully obvious that people who aren't even familiar with the Chiefs laugh. It's brutal to be kind.

Scott Pioli is also deserving of a pink slip. He shouldn't be fired based on this year alone, but because of his complete bias towards everything New England. Between Crennel, Cassel and his well-documented paranoid, psychotic demeanor toward employees, it's time to say goodbye.

Pioli brought in a lot of talent via free agency and the draft including stars such as Eric Berry, Justin Houston, Tony Moeaki and Eric Winston. However, all that doesn't make up for picking two head coaches that haven't worked out and sticking with a quarterback who just flat can't play.

Chiefs fans deserve much better than to watch a three-ring circus out on the field every week.

Except for the ones cheering while Cassel laid on the turf Sunday.

For you, mass is at 9 a.m.