KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The football has been so lousy in this town for so long, we've come to judge our head coaches on their looks and mannerisms and not their records.
We thought Todd Haley portrayed an unbecoming image for the Chiefs when he spoke -- the scrubby facial hair and ratty ball cap. His monotone delivery was not very convincing in those boring press conferences.
Then we get Romeo.
He's more affable. He's friendlier, an all-around upgrade before the cameras. You instantly want to like the rotund coach who usually smiles through most of his press briefings.
The problem: There's no substance.
Not all his fault. There's not much to work with these days at Arrowhead.
Look, Romeo has six more weeks and he's gone. He'll become the 12th head coach for team to get whacked.
The Chiefs have already gone through three head coaches in five years. Herm and Haley and Romeo have really skewed the average life expectancy of a head coach in KC.
Four of the last five coaches have lasted three years or less. Of the dozen head coaches in the history of this franchise, only Hank Stram and Marty made it longer than five years.
The one constant, in the last 53 years, is ownership. And that's become more of a liability since the death of Lamar Hunt six years ago.
Since the young Hunt took over, this team has had one winning season and one playoff appearance.
The Chiefs record under Clark Hunt: 28 wins, 62 losses.
Blaming the general manager and a bevy of head coaches is a cop-out. This mess is now on the ownership.
Clark Hunt needs to be held accountable.
Remember, the fish always rots from the head down.
That's Jack's Smack.
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