The Kansas City Chiefs surprised the hell out of everyone when it was announced that five -- yes, FIVE -- KC Chiefs players were voted to the 2013 Pro Bowl. Those five are Jamaal Charles, Derrick Johnson, Eric Berry, Dustin Colquitt and Tamba Hali.
I couldn't help but wonder this after the announcement came down:
Can't help but wonder if 5 Pro Bowlers matters to Clark Hunt at all as he considers his decision over next couple weeks. Does it?— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) December 27, 2012
Yes, the Pro Bowl itself is a joke because full contact all-star games make little sense. But is the selection process a joke? Does it matter that the Chiefs' peers voted them in?
A few random thoughts on that...
The Chiefs do have a talented team. We've been saying that all year -- the Chiefs are talented individually, but they suck together as a team. That's a plus for Pioli, who is responsible for the roster.
Just one of those Pro Bowlers was a Pioli draft pick -- Eric Berry. That's an indictment on Pioli and the talent he has brought in.
But it's not an indictment on the talent he's retained. DJ, Charles and Tamba are under longterm contracts. Credit Pioli for getting those deals done.
Is Romeo Crennel responsible for these Pro Bowlers playing well? Yes, he is. Is he also responsible for this team being the worst in the NFL? Yes, he is.
Ultimately I don't think this matters. It's a side note. You can look at it however you want but ultimately it's just a small part of the entire equation and it should not be a deciding factor. Just supporting evidence for however Clark Hunt views this.
Most people are taking this as an indictment on Pioli and Crennel...
@arrowheadpride perosonlly I think he's already made a decision and will stick to it no matter what it is— corey shue (@corey3077) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride no way! If anything it should aid in his decision to clean house. More pro bowlers than wins is never a winning recipe.— Eric Hoke (@gi_hoke) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride Lets hope so.Only 1 of them was drafted by Pioli ! If he cares about the pro bowl. He should call Carl and Herm and say TY— Darren Reinert (@KChiefsMartin55) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride it shows pioli inherited a good core and in 4 yrs has added nothing but Houston. He has to go— Rob Desselle (@RobDesselle) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride It should indicate how we have very little to show for quite a bit of talent. Hence, terrible coaching.— KCSportsNation (@KCSportsNation) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride which usually points to a coaching issue— Nick Dowd (@nick_dowd) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride what is the reason the team struggles as a whole if the players are there?if good QB was on roster it's a 8+ win team.— Chris Nickler (@CNickler23) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride More Pro bowlers than wins? Only 1 drafted by this regime? That equals clean house. EASY DECISION!!!— Matt Reed (@bnsfmatt) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride biggest indictment of pioli. All but one were Carl, and berry is most suspect,by far, out of 5. Pioli surrounded w/ 0 talent— Kevin Zeller (@KevinMZeller) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride : you would have to hope Clark Hunt's decision is already made and some folks are done by Monday afternoon— Barry(@BMKCMO) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride if anything it makes the decision easier. 5 PB'ers, only 1 of whom was acquired by Pioli, and we're 2-13 with that talent— Richie(@ufc4) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride if anything that's worst, you have pro bowlers and the team can only get 2 wins— Burgess Shaw(@burgess_shaw) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride Yeah. You have to take this as an indictment on the coaching staff. They can't win with this team? Also highlights fail @ QB— bossmanham (@bossmanham) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride Yeah, it'll be a selling point to new GM/HC candidates.— Alex Radd Perry (@Yelix) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride Uh yeah!!!! What idiots can't win with 5 pro bowlers??? Seals thier fate even more.— BDP (@BiggieSwoles) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride no, it's the record on the field that is what matters— Jason Oldham (@Jason_Oldham) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride It should show him that even with 5 Pro Bowlers, the GM STILL couldn't field a winner and the Coach STILL lost 14 games.— Brian Ayers (@Brian_Ayers29) December 27, 2012
@arrowheadpride This should be even more of a reason to fire Pioli and Crennel.— JRemy (@toBefreeisme) December 27, 2012