After a third blowout loss in four games, fans in Kansas City are clamoring for the Chiefs to make some major changes. The roster is brimming with extremely talented players on both offense and defense, and yet the team continues to lose in embarrassing fashion. Boos filled the normally jubilant Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday as the Chiefs made six turnovers resulting in 24 points for the Chargers. It’s become obvious that Chiefs’ fans want change, and they want it now.
Quarterback Matt Cassel has long been a point of contention among Chiefs’ fans. His 2012 statistics include 7 interceptions and 3 fumbles to just 5 touchdowns (most of which have occurred during “garbage time” of those aforementioned blowouts) and most fans seem to think he belongs on the bench, not the field. Current bench dwellers Brady Quinn and Ricky Stanzi don’t look like much better options, and throughout the team’s history, the Chiefs have struggled to draft a franchise quarterback. Following coach Romeo Crennel’s assertion Monday that he’s sticking with Cassel, it looks like Chiefs’ fans are stuck cheering for the mistake-prone Cassel.
Other critics are calling for the termination of General Manage Scott Pioli, citing poor team management, clashes with team personnel and the media, and an ineffective application of “the Patriot Way.”
Whether it’s Cassel, Pioli, other players or staff members, or some combination, it’s clear that some people are going to have to go in order for the Chiefs to win games. Their next game is at home against Baltimore Ravens, who are currently 3-1.