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Chiefs name Romeo Crennel next head coach

Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:33 am
 
Romeo Crennel is Kansas City's next Chief. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

The expected and the rumored is now official: Romeo Crennel is the next head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced on Monday morning.

"We are very excited to name Romeo the new head coach of the Chiefs,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement released by the team. "In 30 years as a coach in the National Football League, Romeo has established an outstanding track record of success, and we believe his experience and proven ability make him the best person to help us reach our goal of consistently competing for championships."

Crennel seemed like a lock to become the Chiefs head coach after a 2-1 stretch to close out 2011 and a strong defensive effort against some high-caliber offenses like the Packers, Patriots and Steelers in the final eight weeks of the season.

"I have a deep appreciation for the vision that Clark Hunt has and his commitment to building a championship-caliber team," Crennel said. “I believe in the types of players that we are trying to win with and the identity we are trying to create. It is a rare opportunity to be a part of an organization like the Kansas City Chiefs with its storied history and passionate fans and I am eager to get to work and bring this franchise and our fans the success they deserve."

Crennel coached for four years with the Browns, posting a 24-40 record in that time. The Chiefs were reportedly set to interview former Jags coach Jack Del Rio, but the list of potential candidates dried up quickly, with Jeff Fisher honing in on Miami and St. Louis, and Josh McDaniels heading back to New England.

That doesn't make Crennel the leftovers by any means; he was always the favorite to get the gig after the way the Chiefs closed out the season. It just simplified the process for Hunt and general manager Scott Pioli.

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Since: Apr 13, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 12:38 am
 

Chiefs name Romeo Crennel next head coach

Chiefs defense was good pretty much all year, you have to remember we lost our best playmaker on the first play of the season and were playing a safety all year that wasnt that good at all. To be able to make schemes to kind of hide that weak point in our defense and still do what we did this year gives me enough proof that romeo can call a amazing defense. Especially when Eric Berry returns, if we resign carr we could have one of the best secondarys in the league. If the LB core keeps improving with Houston that gives us 3 pro bowl caliber LB's, having our starting TE, one of the league best RB's return next year will also make the ball move alot better than it did. We had a horrible running game after charles left and we became almost 1 dimensional with no RB's who could make that big play it made it harder to move the ball through the air. I do believe Crennel can do good things in kc, I also do believe we need to hire a good offensive coordinator to call the offense though. I dont have that much faith in romeo



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2012 12:25 am
 

Chiefs name Romeo Crennel next head coach

Good job Chiefs!  He deserves it and is a quality guy.  Now get your guys healthy and get going!  Thumbs up all the way here.



Since: Nov 12, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:35 pm
 

Chiefs name Romeo Crennel next head coach

Congratulations to Crennel. I think this is a better situation than he came into at Cleveland and hopefully he learned some lessons in Cleveland that will help him in Kansas City. I think at this time, it was probably the right choice for KC, especially since the team believes in him - that's big. Don't know if they are going to find success in this pick, but I think it was the right choice at this time.



Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:23 pm
 

Chiefs name Romeo Crennel next head coach

At this time next year Crennel will be looking for a new job...as a coordinator. He is NOT head coaching material. I guess you catch a GB team off guard, at home, and with your team on alert because of the head coach getting fired and you've got, wallah, a head coach. Lame.

Surprised 



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:34 pm
 

Chiefs name Romeo Crennel next head coach

pls romeo, no more 30 to 3 first quarters. thats 5 more hours of football watching, with the 60 to 10 scrore scrolling across the botton of the screen. 


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Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:49 pm
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Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:06 pm
 

Chiefs name Romeo Crennel next head coach


Chief fans have to consider that Crennel has a history of winning and keeping his team in the hunt.  He owns four Super Bowl rings! With the exception of Cleveland, he has never been on a team that did not show for the playoffs.  He has been a coach under Parcells, and Bellichik. He is a proven leader and winner... I see him leading the Chiefs into the playoffs next year.

Rod,

History isn't on your side.  Has a history of keeping his team in the hunt.  Other then NE, KC and Cleveland what teams has he been on?  He didn't keep NE in the Hunt Tom Brady did.  Cleveland is a crap whole I'll give you that Browns fans will give you that Zombie Lombardi and Starr wouldn't be able to win in Cleveland.  Its where good nfl talent goes to die... Also Rod consider that NO ONE who's left the Bellichik tree has gained success out on there own...proving once again Bellichik was the one calling the shots and the brains behind everything in NE and NE aint letting him go anytime soon.  He's a proven leader and winner when not calling the shots and having a front office that can scout and draft talent...lets not forget every team is supposed to get better in the draft too so if all other 31 teams get better then with talent being equal...it comes down to time management and coaching.  Crennel is an old school conservative type play caller that gets fgs instead of touch downs and end up loosing by 4 instead of winning by 21...after all how many times in his three games did orton drive down to inside the 5 and they eiterh 1) had to settle for a field goal or 2) turned it over...great coaches with great schemes get that ball in the end zone.  Finally Rod, lets look at the season...Crennel was blown out as well...don't forget Buffalo, Detroit, NYJs, and Mia etc those were Crennel defenses as well and they got ran off the field...so you can see how history don't back up or deserve your optimism about this hire.



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Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:00 pm
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Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 5:16 pm
 

Chiefs name Romeo Crennel next head coach

The skepticism of Crennel will disappear if he continues to get good picks through the draft.  In Cleveland, Crennel had no say, the GM and Front Office drafted whom them wanted and Crennel had to make do with what he was given.  He has a nucleus to produce a winner in Kansas!

Chief fans have to consider that Crennel has a history of winning and keeping his team in the hunt.  He owns four Super Bowl rings! With the exception of Cleveland, he has never been on a team that did not show for the playoffs.  He has been a coach under Parcells, and Bellichik. He is a proven leader and winner... I see him leading the Chiefs into the playoffs next year.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:31 pm
 

Chiefs name Romeo Crennel next head coach

A side note to this hire...because it does really piss me off as a Chiefs fan and someone who has pride in KC where I was born and raised...its official Crennel is the Coaching "face" of the KC but the Real Coach is Scott Pioli I wish he'd had hired himself as head coach and gotten it over with.  Romeo oh Romeo  why art thou a "YES" Man. 



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