Romeo Crennel talked to reporters today and for the first time in a long time, the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs actually talked about injuries.
It was refreshing to see the shroud of mystery taken away. Crennel seems to be a straight forward, no-nonsense kind of head coach. For the next three games at least, it appears we may get answers to the very basic, harmless questions that fans and media often have about the team.
According to Crennel, Orton is doing well. His injured finger is being monitored but he is progressing and as such, the coach is giving him more to do each day in practice. Barring any setbacks, Crennel says Orton will play.
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Crennel reported that safety John McGraw has a high ankle sprain. He said the Chiefs are working on getting him healthy and that Reshard Langford will work at SS in McGraw’s place.
There is also a bit of a flu bug going around the team. CB Javier Arenas and WR Jon Baldwin were both at the facility early today but were both sent home to rest and keep the bug from spreading throughout the team. The guys have a couple of days to get healthy so I’d expect they will be good to go Sunday.
You can watch Romeo’s press conference at KCChiefs.com. I have no idea about what kind of coach Romeo will be over these next three games but watching Crennel speak it is hard not to kind of hope he does well. He seems like he might be one of the most likable guys in the NFL.