Why did they let Savage go when we are short on RBs?
Why do they do any of the crazy things they do?
I think Herm realizes that he's almost in the record books, and that this is his only chance to get in such records books. If he can lose the next nine games, the Chiefs will officially be the worst team in the history of the NFL (1-27). He can't accomplish this obviously, by calling timeouts for opposing team to give them more time to get in field goal range to win the game, or anything like that. He needs to accomplish this sneakily - by removing all talent from the team, and then telling the team that they're the reason the Chiefs are losing.