05 Nov 2012
I don't quite get this move. The Chiefs gave Stanford Routt a three-year, $18 million deal with $6 million guaranteed. Now they've cut him after half a season. He's really not that bad, folks. Apparently he may have been causing problems in the locker room, although I have no idea what the real story is there. But Crennel said in cutting Routt that the "relationship was not progressing." In other "re-arrangement of deck chairs on the Titanic" news, Crennel stepped down as defensive coordinator and will serve as head coach only for the remaining eight games, with Gary Gibbs moving from linebackers coach to defensive coordinator. Hey, remember the lousy Saints defense from 2006 to 2008 that Gregg Williams came in and overhauled so the Saints could go to the Super Bowl? Yeah, that's Gibbs' previous NFL coordinator experience.
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