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Will they stay or will they go?
The KC Chiefs GM and head coach rumor mill is going to be turning into high gear over the next few days. This Monday is called "Black Monday" in the NFL because a lot of pink slips are delivered on that day. That could be the case in Kansas City but as we've said before it doesn't seem like anyone has a good read on what Clark Hunt will do.
Sports Illustrated NFL reporter Don Banks weighed in on Black Monday and under the Chiefs he wrote:
The general consensus among the league sources I interviewed was that the high level of fan unrest in Kansas City would probably lead Chiefs owner Clark Hunt to make the personally difficult decision to replace general manager Scott Pioli, and not just head coach Romeo Crennel.
Generally I'd say the fans probably don't have a huge impact on the owner ... until those seats go empty. Even then, season ticket sales -- tickets already paid for -- take up a good chunk of that. But the vibe in Kansas City over the last few weeks and months has gone from uneasy to toxic. It was surprising then miserable then embarrassing and then finally comical.
This is one of the few times where I would cite fan unrest as a strong factor in what could be coming on Monday.