Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel did a rare press interview this week and the subject of choice was Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.
Being that Crennel was the defensive coordinator in New England earlier in the decade during some of the epic Patriots/Colts battles, he is no stranger to preparing for a Manning led offense. The Patriots were 6-0 against the Colts during Crennel’s stint in New England.
Can he continue his success versus Manning with the Chiefs?
“I do not play one snap in the game,” Crennel told reporters. “I have not played one snap in ages. So I can’t make any plays, I can just try to get our guys to play hard and they’ve been playing hard so far and hopefully we’ll keep playing hard and doing the things the right way and we’ll see how it turns out.”
The Chiefs’ defense has shown immense improvement over their 2009 counterparts but Crennel knows they’ll have their hands full with Peyton Manning.
“Peyton is one of the best guys in the NFL and we know it’s a tough task,” said Crennel. “We hope that we can just disrupt him a little bit and know that it’s hard to get him on the ground but if we can disrupt him and screw up the timing a little then maybe we can help ourselves.”
Let’s hope so.