(NEW YORK) — After just one season, the Kansas City Chiefs have fired head coach Romeo Crennel.
The team went just 2-14 under Crennel, which was the worst record in the entire NFL. Due to injuries and under performing players, the team struggled to regain any momentum they had after the 2011 season.
Crennel took over for Todd Haley in the middle of last season, but overall as a head coach he’s struggled. In five seasons as an NFL head coach, Crennel is just 28-55.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for Romeo, both personally and professionally,” Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a release. “He is an accomplished coach, a man of great character, and he helped guide our football team through some extremely challenging circumstances this season. However I am embarrassed by the poor product we gave our fans this season.”
Crennel did help the team recover from a tragic event that effected the team on and off the field when linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then killed himself at the team’s practice facility on Dec. 1.
The Chiefs will pick first in the 2013 NFL Draft.
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