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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 10/16

Today's Kansas City Chiefs News!

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Good morning! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

Add Confusion To List Of Chiefs' Problems from KC Star

"Just do what you're supposed to do, do your job first and good things will happen," Crennel said. "The guys have to be disciplined enough to do their jobs first before they help out."

That, Crennel said, was the failure of the fourth quarter, when the Bucs blew the game open. The Chiefs had closed the gap to 21-10 on the Edgar Jones' fumble return on a botched Tampa Bay punt early in the fourth. The Bucs scored the game's final 17 points, completing a blowout.

Q&A With Romeo Crennel 10/15 from The Mothership

TUCKER: Have people been encouraging you to play Matt Cassel?

CRENNEL: "Encouragement, no."

TUCKER: Is there pressure to stick with Matt Cassel?

CRENNEL: "No. I have not. I decide who plays. I decide who's active. I decide who's inactive. I will evaluate the situation and I will make the choice."

Stick A Fork In Them: The 2012 Kansas City Chiefs from

Seventy-nine teams have started 1-5 since the NFL's new playoff format began in 1990. None of them have made the playoffs. The 2012 Kansas City Chiefs are not the team that is going to break this streak.

Each week, Around the League will stick a fork in the NFL teams that no longer have any chance to make the playoffs. If any team proves us wrong and makes the tournament, we'll write a humiliating apology post and pay a hefty fine to a charity of the team's choice. Really.

With that business out of the way, we'd like to officially stick a fork in the 2012 Chiefs. You made so many of us look so, so stupid.

Mass Confusion from Warpaint Illustrated

I have tendency to relate things to dollars and cents. Or more accurately, dollars and sense. I've seen this team's run as the premier franchise of the NFL under Lamar Hunt and Carl Peterson and I've now seen it turned into the butt of jokes for the elite factions of the NFL. I can't see Clark allowing the lack of production to continue.

Clark is a businessman and the Hunt family has a deep reputation for running profitable enterprises. Will he stand by and watch this product become a bastion of helplessness? A product so devoid of the basic sense of competiveness that all other comers will look at the Chiefs as a virtual pushover?

Chiefs stagger Into Bye Week At 1-5 from The Associated Press via KC Star

The only man taking more heat than the head coach is the general manager.

Angry callers to sports radio shows are jamming the airways with threats of boycotting Arrowhead Stadium if changes are not made at the top, and fast.

Such public condemnation is new to Scott Pioli, who was honored as NFL executive of the year three times in New England before signing on as general manager of the Chiefs in 2009. For coach Romeo Crennel, it's a replay of a nightmarish time in Cleveland when he went 24-40 in four stormy seasons and was fired.

At The Bye: Kansas City Chiefs from ESPN

Fearless forecast: I think the Chiefs are going to finish with a top-five pick and they will begin the search for a new franchise quarterback in the offseason.

Chiefs Report Card: More Of The Same from CBS Sports

Offense: F

Matt Cassel was part of the problem, but after one week of the Brady Quinn show, it looks like Quinn is not the solution. The Chiefs went their second straight week without scoring an offensive touchdown. Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll tried to build a game plan that relied heavily on the run and called for Quinn to throw short passes. The Bucs were without their best cornerback, Aqib Talib, and yet Daboll did not try to take advantage of what had been the worst pass defense in the NFL by attacking downfield. It's not really fair to judge Quinn after one week. If the Chiefs really want to know what they have with Quinn, it's worth taking some chances.

Chiefs Coach Romeo Crennel Mum On QB from ESPN

My guess is Cassel will start when he is healthy, because Quinn didn't do enough to make the Chiefs think he can save their season. If Cassel goes back behind center, his leash will be short, but so would Quinn's. Crenel said the post-bye key for his team is to create offensive balance. Translation: Whoever the quarterback is, he must perform better than what the Chiefs have gotten thus far.

Arrowhead Stadium Renovation Ruling Releases Three KC-Area Companies from The Kansas City Business Journal

A surety company will not be reimbursed by three Kansas City-area companies for a performance bond connected to Arrowhead Stadium renovations after a federal judge granted a summary judgment motion on Wednesday.

Healthy Nevada Kick-Off Saturday from The Nevada Daily Mail

After months of research and preparation, the Healthy Nevada project is officially launching with a kick-off event at Walton Park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, at Izaak Walton Park. Many activities are planned -- and it's nearly all free to participants.

Kansas City Chiefs mascot KC Wolf and a couple of the Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders are coming to Nevada for the big event, which will feature a march around Walton Lake led by KC Wolf, according to Nevada Parks and Recreation Director Dana Redburn.

Bears Sign TE Eldridge, Waive RB Bell from Lindy's Sports

Tight end Brody Eldridge signed with the Chicago Bears...

...The Rams released Eldridge as part of their final roster cuts before the start of the season. He worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs last week but wasn't signed.

Giants Earn Most Impressive Win Of 2012 Season; Week 6 Notes from

Through six games, the Kansas City Chiefs' longest pass completion has gone for 33 yards. Jamaal Charles has provided some explosive running plays this season, but the Chiefs' passing attack has really struggled to push the ball down the field. Kansas City is the only team in the NFL that has yet to produce a single passing play of more than 40 yards. The Chiefs' inability to stretch the field through the air will negatively affect their rushing attack as opposing defenses start playing their safeties closer to the line of scrimmage. Video: From The Podium: Romeo Crennel

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