I'm sure most Kansas City Chiefs fans have gotten up each Monday morning for the last few weeks with the thought they'd see headlines of a change in leadership for this team. Whether it be the firing of Romeo Crennel as head coach or Scott Pioli as General Manager. The thought of someone having to take responsibility for this dreadful season has gotten to the point to which people are questioning competency of those in charge.
For the record, I'm of the belief that you don't make a change like firing Scott Pioli unless you have a plan on what to do next. I am believing (maybe wrongly) this is where we're at right now.
Clark Hunt doesn't have the luxury of just being happy that a perceived problem has left the building like some fans might enjoy, because it's his job (along with any consultants he might bring in) to find the next guy to step in and lead this organization. I think he'd want to have answers to the questions on where they go from here before they're even asked.
I believe that Romeo Crennel and Scott Pioli are tied together in this situation. I don't think they can fire Crennel and then let Pioli field questions on the firing. How do you think that would go over? I think they'll be let go at the same time when that point comes. That point will come when they KNOW who is either going to be hired, or at least who is interested and who they would consider for the respective positions. It's not something they can afford to drag-on in the middle of a season with a couple of empty offices at One Arrowhead Drive.