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Crennel: Chiefs 'crazy not to consider' Peyton

Posted on: February 25, 2012 5:43 pm
Edited on: February 27, 2012 12:13 pm
KC would be 'crazy not to consider' Manning, according to their coach. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

INDIANAPOLIS -- As we've noted throughout the week, there are lots of Peyton Manning-related questions for the players, coaches and general managers in Indy for the combine. Most of the comments resulting from the Peyton questions have resulted in vague answers of the ducking variety.

But not new Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel. Asked if there would be any consideration" for Manning, Crennel stated that he couldn't talk about someone on another roster ... and then proceeded to talk about someone on another team's roster.

"I'm not supposed to talk about anybody else's players and he's still a player with Indianapolis," Crennel said. "But with a talent like that I would be crazy not to consider it if he were available."

Crennel's boss, Scott Pioli, had been less forthcoming the day before.

"I would never talk about a player that's with another team, even if he's projected to be a free agent," Pioli said. "There are NFL tampering rules that prevent me from talking about that."

Crennel's comment was precisely what Pioli wanted to avoid: a direct comment about a specific player currently under contract with another team. An NFL spokesman told that the league will not comment on potential tampering charges

Ed. Note: A previous version of this story contained a comment from the NFL that was the result of a miscommunication. We apologize for the error.

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Since: Mar 6, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 9:03 pm
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Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 3:54 pm

Crennel: Chiefs 'crazy not to consider' Peyton

If you read what Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli said, then you would understand.
The NFL has a tampering rule that clearly says that you can not talk directly to nor comment on considering or pursuing any NFL player that is currently under contract with another team.
What Romeo Crennel should have said was that he would be crazy to not want a future hall of fame player leading his team or something to that effect without ever indirectly citing Peyton Manning and without verbally saying 'Indianapolis'.
What Crennel said if you research the sound byte, or simply read it carefully above, is that 'I'm not supposed to talk about anybody else's players and he is still a player with Indianapolis. But with a talent like that I would be crazy not to consider it if he were available'.
In the NFL, you can not make a statement like the one Crennel made. Anyone involved with any NFL organization knows that.
Crennel even acknowledged that he knew that he shouldn't comment on Peyton and he went ahead and did so anyway. Poor judgement on Crennel and for what?
I doubt that Peyton would ever consider Kansas City anyway. Miami would be a perfect place for Peyton and it's not because he already owns a condo on South Beach. It is because the Dolphins would run his system, not head coach Joe Philbin's system from Green Bay where Aaron Rodgers never audibles. It's always 'Green 18 (long cadence) green 18 (hard cadence) with Rodgers. Peyton is the master of the his classic 'omaha'. I'm a blogger and do not work for another NFL team, so I can say that.
Anyway, I'm getting off topic here. So, to re-focus, Miami would jump on the opportunity to lure Peyton and possibly 'THE U' grad, Reggie Wayne down to Miami.
I hope at least the first two thirds of my comment sheds some light on why Romeo Crennel should have been more careful in answering the question on Peyton Manning.  

Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2012 9:24 pm

Crennel: Chiefs 'crazy not to consider' Peyton

Somebody has yet to convince me how Crennel's statements on Peyton remotely suggest tampering.

Since: Feb 27, 2012
Posted on: February 27, 2012 9:50 am
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