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The Chiefs are lost at sea.
Prior to the season, they gave corner Stanford Routt a three-year, $18 million deal with $6 million guaranteed. After Week 9 of the season, they cut him.
The move doesn't make much sense, either. He was not playing terribly. He started seven games, and the Chiefs felt he was good enough to give him such a nice contract in the first place. They gain nothing but a roster spot by cutting him. Are we to believe he is the worst player on this terrible team?
Whatever the reason for the move, it is clearly a huge black eye for GM Scott Pioli, and his team's injuries are mounting like he was trying to play himself.
The terrible quarterback situation of this team is on Pioli. The head coach that seems completely overwhelmed is on Pioli, as are the bad draft picks like Tyson Jackson.
Just two seasons ago, Pioli appeared to have this franchise on the right path, and now the Chiefs are the worst team in the league, as his moves are backfiring with greater severity.
Pioli needs to go, and the new GM is going to have a lot to do. Romeo Crennel and his staff have to go. They desperately need a franchise quarterback. They have to figure out what to do with impending free agent Dwayne Bowe, and they need position upgrades all over the field.
It is time to start over in Kansas City.