Romeo Crennel to be fired by Chiefs, GM Scott Pioli to stay (for now), according to reports

Garrett Ellwood

The reports keep coming down regarding the Kansas City Chiefs future. According to the latest one from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Chiefs will fire Romeo Crennel but GM Scott Pioli will stay for now.

Romeo Crennel's time in Kansas City appears to be ending. On Saturday night, we had no idea what the future held for Crennel, but by Sunday morning a flood of reports had the Chiefs firing him. The latest report comes on Monday morning from ESPN, which says Crennel is out and Pioli will remain.


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The Chiefs have yet to say anything regarding the topic but considering it seems like a formality at this point that Crennel is gone. I suspect they will announce something soon.

Pioli hired Todd Haley in 2009 and Haley wanted to hire Crennel, who was out of coaching that season. Crennel ended up coming to the Chiefs in the 2010 season where he was the defensive coordinator for two seasons, putting up two top 12 units.

Haley was fired in December 2011 and Crennel stepped in, carrying the Chiefs to a 2-1 record down the stretch and beating the previously unbeaten Packers at Arrowhead Stadium.

He took over the head coaching duties the following season. The criticisms were there -- Crennel failed in Cleveland -- but it was believed that the Chiefs players loved playing for him so much that it was the right choice.

Less than a year later, we know that was wrong.

Until next time, Romeo...

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