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Week 6 Meltdowns Fire Up Hot Seats

Romeo Crennel, Chiefs (1-5)

What has gone wrong? Just about everything. The Chiefs are the only team that hasn’t led for a single second in regulation. Particularly damning is Kansas City being outscored 51-6 and 62-7 in the first and third quarters respectively. That reflects poorly on game plans and on the inability to make sufficient adjustments at halftime.

Crennel has bit off more than he can chew by also serving as Kansas City’s defensive coordinator rather than hiring someone during the offseason to handle the role. Counting his previous stints in Cleveland (2009 and 2010) and Miami (2011), teams with Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator are a combined 17-37.

In defense of: Crennel is in his first full season as head coach after assuming the position on an interim role for the final three games in 2011. Maybe he can right the ship when given a chance to reassess and make adjustments during the team’s bye week. One area of improvement must involve getting better play and fewer turnovers from whichever quarterback (Matt Cassel or Brady Quinn) is under center Oct. 28 when the Chiefs host Oakland.

Forecast: If an irate fan base had its way, both Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli would have gotten canned during the bye week. Owner Clark Hunt continues to show his faith in the duo, but that becomes more difficult each week with how poorly the Chiefs have played. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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