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John Clayton Gives Kansas City Chiefs 'C-' Grade For 2011 NFL Season

Some teams are just starting the NFL's second season. The Kansas City Chiefs wish that were the case for them. However, the NFL Playoffs are moving on without KC this year as the Chiefs went from worst to first this year. Now that the grades are coming out for the NFL's regular season, various sportswriters will be grading the Chiefs on their overall performance this season. When it comes to ESPN's John Clayton, the Chiefs didn't fare too well, earning a C- and the worst grade in the AFC West.

Clayton writes, "The three-game drop to 7-9 was predictable, given the fact that the Chiefs' schedule was tougher and injuries to halfback Jamaal Charles, quarterback Matt Cassel and tight end Tony Moeaki handcuffed the offense. Interim coach Romeo Crennel should be the leading candidate for the full-time job if owner Clark Hunt is willing to accept a 64-year-old head coach."

Clayton also forgot injuries to Eric Berry along with first round choice Jon Baldwin, so it's clear the team was up against a wall much of the season. Still it's hard to find anyone who could disagree too much with this grade one way or another.