Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!
So what is the hope for this team?
"The hope is we stop doing some of the things we're undoing ourselves. A big part of our problem is we are undoing things ourselves and we are making mistakes ... we're having penalties at critical times. We're having turnovers at critical parts of the field. We're making mistakes on defense and giving up big plays that are critical. We're having penalties on special teams at critical moments. ... The mistakes we're making, based on the timing of those mistakes are making those mistakes exponentially worse."
Chiefs Wrap Up Bye Week Work With Padded Practice from KC Star
Needing to get better, Crennel said finishing up the bye-week workouts with in pads should be a step in the right direction before the Chiefs play Oakland at home on Oct. 28.
"We're going to concentrate on individual technique and try to improve our technique," Crennel said. "That's what we've been focusing on these last couple days is to try to improve ourselves and get better ourselves."
Queen Of The Texans from The Mothership
She was known as Kay Sutton then and she was the franchise's first "Queen," a title that has gone out of fashion as beauty pageants are now relegated to obscure cable networks.
But the idea of pretty girls brought lots of attention to a struggling new league at the outset of what was to become the turbulent ‘60s and Sutton was one of the prettiest and most notable and still is.
AP Interview: Pioli Admits 'I've Made Mistakes' from The Associated Press via The Lexington Herald-Leader
The job done by coach Romeo Crennel, the porous defense, the lousy quarterback play, the lack of impact players, shallow depth across the board - all of it appears to be fair game.
Pioli admitted changes are necessary, though he said "getting into the specifics publicly is not in anybody's best interest right now." The former NFL executive of the year did say he remains confident in Crennel, who has appeared to struggle as he juggles duties as the team's defensive coordinator.
Pioli didn't sound nearly as confident in his quarterback situation.
Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli Admits To Mistakes from NFL.com
His Kansas City Chiefs are 1-5, and Pioli knows many people believe the team's struggles point back to him. The baton of fail was passed back and forth between Pioli and coach Todd Haley last season, but Haley's now ancient history.
It's Pioli now in the crosshairs, and on Wednesday, he acknowledged in an interview with The Associated Press that he has made mistakes during his four-year run with the franchise.
Should Chiefs Deal Dwayne Bowe? from ESPN
The Chiefs could get a solid draft pick (perhaps a second-rounder with some other considerations) for Bowe. Kansas City's season is going nowhere with or without Bowe. So if a team such as Miami comes calling, it is something the Chiefs might want to consider in the next few weeks.
There's a reason Brady Quinn has played for three different teams (Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns) during his six-year career, and his deficiencies were on full display in Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Quinn mustered just 180 yards despite attempting 38 passes, and also threw two interceptions. Quinn is now 3-10 as a starting QB in the NFL, tossing multiple picks in four of those games. If the Matt Cassel chapter has indeed been written in Kansas City, the Chiefs might be better off seeing what they have in Ricky Stanzi instead of leaving the reins in Quinn's hands for the rest of the season.
Trending: Fan Pens Ode To K.C. Chiefs from ESPN
This season has been no laughing matter for the 1-5 Kansas City Chiefs or their fans.
But lifelong Kansas City fan Dane Callstrom turned his frustrations after Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Buccaneers into wit and sarcasm, writing this tune in about an hour. It's called "I Will Follow You Cause I am Clark" and musically parodies Death Cab for Cutie's "I Will Follow You Into the Dark."
When Is It Time To Quit On A QB? from ESPN
We have discussed the topic often and I don't think either quarterback is equipped to lead the Chiefs out of their 1-5 doldrums. The Chiefs will likely have a new starting quarterback next year. The topic is being discussed in this week's Hot Read piece by Jeffri Chadiha.
The story delves into when a team knows it is time to make a switch. This ESPN Stats & Information chart shows that Cassel has put himself in the position with poor play. Expect the Chiefs' quarterback topic to remain hot well after the Chiefs decide whether to play Cassel or Quinn.
Week 6 Meltdowns Fire Up Hot Seats from FOX Sports
In defense of: Crennel is in his first full season as head coach after assuming the position on an interim role for the final three games in 2011. Maybe he can right the ship when given a chance to reassess and make adjustments during the team's bye week. One area of improvement must involve getting better play and fewer turnovers from whichever quarterback (Matt Cassel or Brady Quinn) is under center Oct. 28 when the Chiefs host Oakland.
Eric Berry Struggling To Regain Form from ESPN
There is no doubt Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles is at full strength after tearing his ACL last year. Charles is leading the NFL in rushing with 591 yards.
However, the Chiefs' other star who is coming off an ACL injury is having more difficult time coming back.
Challenges Ahead For Steelers, Ravens from FOX Sports
TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
Before Robert Griffin III's 76-yard TD scamper against the Vikings, the last quarterback to run for a score of 75-plus yards was Kordell Stewart in 1996. A year earlier, a former 49ers quarterback who left to play for the Chiefs had a 76-yard TD run. Who was this quarterback?
This is the recipe for the single worst quarterback controversy in recorded history. And sure enough, with Cassel cleared to return to practice, the Chiefs have indicated that he and Quinn are in direct competition to get the starting job after the bye week, when Kansas City will undoubtedly return to putting up one embarrassing performance after another...
...This is like sampling thimblefuls of bleach and lye, to decide which one you would rather chug.
KCChiefs.com Video: From The Podium: Romeo Crennel