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Chiefs have not delivered pink slips to Crennel and Pioli, yet

Romeo Crennel

Kansas City Chiefs new head coach Romeo Crennel talks to the media as General Manager Scott Pioli looks on during a news conference announcing Crennel’s promotion Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


As the Chiefs wrap up what may be the worst season in franchise history, head coach Romeo Crennel and General Manager Scott Pioli may be ready to fall out of the hot seat and into the fire.

In fact, Nick Wright of 610-AM in Houston, who has previously covered the Chiefs in Kansas City, reported this afternoon that Pioli and Crennel have officially been told they will not be back next year. However, a league source tells PFT that Crennel and Pioli have not been given that message.

Much like the report that was quickly denied in San Diego about Chargers coach Norv Turner and General Manager A.J. Smith both being gone after the season, saying that the men haven’t been fired yet is a long way from saying they won’t be fired. The NFL is a results business, and when the results are a 2-12 record, the decision makers’ jobs are never safe.

But at the moment, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt has not yet told Crennel and Pioli to clean out their offices.