Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 12/18

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news (except the stuff from the Star because it is now paid content). Enjoy.

The Day After: Inconsistent Play Costing The Chiefs from The Mothership

The Kansas City Chiefs have underachieved this season and don't like it. The team has two games left to prove that it is not a true reflection of its current 2-12 record. Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel assessed his team's level of frustration during Monday's press conference.

Has Romeo Crennel Coached His Final Game With The Kansas City Chiefs? from SBN Kansas City

The hammer has to fall. It simply has to. The Kansas City Chiefs laid another egg on the team's road trip to Oakland on Sunday in the form of a 15-0 shutout loss to the Raiders, setting another low point in a season filled with them. At this point, the Chiefs continue to find new ways to show less than the week before when they're already the clear winners for worst team in the NFL.

Kansas City Chiefs: Moving On from ESPN

Biggest area to build on: Scoring defense. Kansas City held Oakland to five field goals. In a game where the offense didn't compete, at least the Chiefs defense didn't allow this game to get out of hand.

Colts Turn Attention To Kansas City from WISHtv.com

The Colts let an opportunity to clinch a playoff spot and possibly win the AFC South championship slip away Sunday in Houston. [Now] the team turns its attention to Kansas City, a game they should win.

If the Colts win one of their last two regular season games, they'll clinch their tenth playoff berth in 11 years. If they drop both games, they'll need other teams to lose to clinch.

Field Trip With The Chiefs from The Mothership

Students from the Kansas City area are able to learn about health, fitness and the human body in a fun and interactive way inside Arrowhead Stadium at the Chiefs Sports Lab powered by Blue KC.

The Sports Lab offers activities including exercise, nutrition, injury prevention and memory games.

Watching Chiefs Play Can Be Work from The Joplin Globe

And it isn't as if watching the Kansas City Chiefs was relaxing. This year, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders are two very bad football teams. And since the Chiefs and the Raiders were playing each other Sunday, the game figured to ... well ... it figured to suck.

And it did. The final score was 15-0 in favor of the Raiders. I don't know if you know much about football, but when someone hears that a game ended in a 15-0 score, the first reaction is always, "Whew, glad I didn't watch that game."

Monday Morning Reaction: Chiefs At Raiders from Silver And Black Pride

What is even better to me is how absolutely shut down Jamaal Charles was, especially considering the first game between these teams too. Shutting down Charles a second game this year was bigger than the shut out because it was stated as their number one goal in their defensive game plan. It showed that the Raiders could state a goal publicly and accomplish it, and it showed they can successfully game plan. The shut out is great but I enjoyed the Raiders telling the world their plan and accomplishing it even more.

'Tis The Season from National Football Post

The Kansas City Chiefs: TaylorMade RocketBladez golf clubs

The perfect gift for a guy who has spent the last three months on the golf course working to lower his handicap. His game is improving, but to take that next step he'll need to ditch the hand-me-down irons and upgrade his arsenal to something more modern and forgiving.

The Kansas City Chiefs are that guy. At 2-12 and coming off a thrilling 15-0 defeat at the hands of the high-flying Oakland Raiders, it's not like the Chiefs have spent the fall months playing football. With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, it's time for these guys to buckle down and take the game of golf seriously. These new irons will get plenty of use during the month of January, as there's nothing on the schedule to prevent the Chiefs from booking no fewer than four tee times per week.

Ricky Stanzi Starting A "Possibility" For Chiefs from ProFootballTalk

"There's a possibility," Crennel said, via Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star. "Like I said last week, there's a possibility, and I mentioned injuries as one of the reasons. We'll see what Brady looks like, and then we'll make some decisions and go from there."

Crennel added that health wouldn't be the only factor in his decision. Quinn's performance doesn't do much to recommend him.

Monday Observations: Looking For Next Big Thing When It Comes To GMs from CBS Sports

And I cannot understand why veteran personnel men like Bobby DePaul and Bill Kuharich aren't helping assemble rosters for an NFL team. DePaul made savvy acquisitions of veterans like Thomas Jones and Jay Cutler during his long stint with the Bears, yet was a scapegoat from former GM Jerry Angelo, whose failings in the draft had much more to do with the team's issues (DePaul was a pro personnel director -- a young buck like Khan or Telesco would be wise to bring him in if they get their shot atop a team).

Take a look at the young players who Chiefs GM Scott Pioli has rewarded with contract extensions since taking over in Kansas City -- most of them were drafted by Kuharich during his stint there as vice president of player personnel. It's ridiculous how quickly this league casts aside and turns away from accomplished evaluators, and without a doubt some of it has to be with the movement to younger general managers.

Oakland Raiders: Moving On from ESPN

Yes, the Chiefs are the worst team in the NFL and yes, Oakland didn't score a touchdown. But it's a win for the Raiders and it snapped a six-game losing streak. Oakland is now 4-10.

Monday Musings: Did Some Teams Pack It In Sunday? from CBS Sports

Games like we saw from their teams are a reflection of the coaches. Kansas City's Romeo Crennel is gone, too. His team didn't even get a first down in the first half against the Raiders. Don't tell me players don't know when their coaches are lame ducks.

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Chiefs Sports Lab

KCChiefs.com Video: From The Podium: Romeo Crennel

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