Kansas City Chiefs interim coach Romeo Crennel talked with reporters for the first time today since taking over the head coaching duties for the recently fired Todd Haley.
Crennel is a big change from Todd Haley when talking to the media. He seems to be a lot more straight forward and his answers are a lot less concluded.
For instance, where Haley might keep beating the “I’m going to play the player that gives us the best chance to win” drum when talking about which QB he is going to start vs. the Packers, Crennel is a little more straight forward.
I’m going to look at everything that’s available and every option that I have, and then I’m going to make a decision about who it’s going to be,” Crennel said. “Green Bay doesn’t know much about me or what my choice might be offensively, so I’m not going to give them an advantage right now at the moment.
I like it. He’s going to look at the options and make a decision. But really, he’s just not going to say anything because he doesn’t want Green Bay to know. No BS. No soundbites. Just a coach being honest and saying he’s looking for an advantage. I dig it.
More from Big Romeo after the jump.
As far as the coaching situation goes, Romeo told reporters that he would continue to call plays for the defense. He is also going to allow Bill Muir and Jim Zorn to put together the offensive game plan.
“I think the best way for us to have a chance to be the most successful at this moment is to not create too many distractions,” Crennel said. “Me being named the head coach is a distraction. So, I don’t want to have a distraction on offense, a distraction on defense and a distraction on the whole team.”
As far as the future goes, Romeo confirmed that he does indeed want to be a head coach again. He already has one failed stint with the Cleveland Browns and he talked a bit about that.
“We won 10 games in Cleveland one year and had a chance to make the playoffs, but ultimately didn’t make it,” Crennel said. “The following year things kind of fell apart and they made a change, so I would like to be a head coach again to show that I can do it.
“I don’t think I would have taken this job to finish out the season as head coach if I didn’t want to be a head coach again.”
It will be interesting to see how Crennel handles these last three games. Do you expect any major changes or will we see the same old Chiefs for the rest of the season?