If Chiefs owner Clark Hunt has indeed floated a trial balloon, it will be floating for a little while longer, at least.
Chiefs owner Clark Hunt has confirmed that coach Romeo Crennel has been fired. According to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, Hunt has said that “[n]o final determination has been made at this point on the future of General Manager Scott Pioli.”
Hunt also said that the entire football operation will remain under review.
It’s unknown when a decision will be made, and whether Hunt will look outside the organization for advice. In recent days, rumors have spread that Pioli could stay, given Hunt’s fondness for Pioli. If Pioli stays, the organization will need to hire the right coach at a time when plenty of teams are looking for coaches.
The Chiefs also will need to find the right quarterback, also at a time when plenty of teams are looking for quarterbacks.