Exit Todd Haley and welcome Romeo Crennel. Crennel has done a fine job getting what he can from this makeshift, banged up, and untalented defense; however, he has not been a very good head coach. Then again, we was given nothing in Cleveland, and let’s be honest, Cleveland will always suck regardless.
Crennel has already done the smartest move, demote Tyler Palko to third string. Kyle Orton should see his first start this weekend unless his finger isn’t 100%. If Orton is a no go then Kansas City Chiefs fans will get their first look at rookie Ricky Stanzi. Either way, don’t look for much production from either of these two QBs. Hell, I wouldn’t expect much production from any Chief this week. Green Bay is damn good, period. Even if Aaron Rodgers takes the second half off, it won’t mean a thing for the Chiefs. The Packers Defense is solid from top to bottom. The Packers are a legit Super Bowl contender because they have an explosive offense and great defense.
Whether you’re in the first round of your playoffs this week or in the semifinals, don’t start any Kansas City Chief, even if you have Dwayne Bowe. Bowe hasn’t done much in several weeks and this trend will continue. A guy like Green Bay WRs Randall Cobb has more upside this week than Bowe.
I really liked Todd Haley and hate to see him go. I would have rather seen Scott Pioli get fired first because I think he is the reason this team is doing so poor and will continue to do so poor. Pioli hasn’t brought in any free agents that have mattered nor has he drafted well. Pioli is one of those cheap GMs who won’t spend the money to go win. He will have a hard time getting a quality coach to come here especially if that coach must commit to Matt Cassel as Pioli won’t be letting him go. I would like to see Romeo Crennel stay on as head coach next season, especially if the top candidate on Pioli’s radar is Josh McDaniels.
Week fifteen Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Projections:
Kyle Orton or Ricky Stanzi: 190 yards passing, 1 TD, 2 INTs
Thomas Jones: 25 yards rushing
Dexter McCluster: 20 yards rushing 3 receptions for 20 yards
Jackie Battle: 30 yards rushing
Dwayne Bowe: 5 receptions for 65 yards, 1 TD
Jonathan Baldwin: 2 receptions for 25 yards
Steve Breaston: 4 receptions for 50 yards
Jerheme Urban: 2 receptions for 20 yards
Leonard Pope: 1 reception for 5 yards
Ryan Succop: 1/1 FG, 1/1 XP
Team Defense: 2 sacks, 34+ points allowed
QB: Matt Stafford, Tony Romo, Carson Palmer
RB: Chris Johnson, Beanie Wells, Felix Jones
WR: Percy Harvin, Jordy Nelson, A.J. Green
TE: Tony Gonzalez, Jermichael Finley, Owen Daniels
K: John Kasay, Sebastian Janikowski, Phil Dawson
DEF: Bengals, Cardinals, Lions
QB: Philip Rivers, Mark Sanchez, Ben Roethlisberger
RB: Rashard Mendenhall, Ryan Mathews, Frank Gore
WR: DeSean Jackson, Anquan Boldin, Vincent Jackson
TE: Dustin Keller, Greg Olsen, Jermaine Gresham
K: Nick Folk, Shaun Suisham, Billy Cundiff
DEF: Steelers, Chargers, Broncos
I lost Fred Jackson earlier due to injury and now Greg Jennings will be out of my lineup. Who’s injury has hurt your fantasy season in 2011?