Just days after Todd Haley was fired by the Kansas City Chiefs, interim head coach Romeo Crennel told reporters that he would like to take over the position on a permanent basis.
Beating the previously unbeaten Green Bay Packers wasn’t a bad audition.
Now we are hearing reports that Crennel is almost certainly going to get his wish.
According to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, Crennel is “almost a lock” to land the position.
I’m told by a several league sources that Kansas City interim coach Romeo Crennel is almost a lock to get the job full-time. One source said it’s 80 to 90 percent certain and what Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli could do is bring in a hot offensive coordinator to go with Crennel.
This could all change, of course, should the Chiefs stumble in their final two games. If Crennel can win out, he’ll likely be a slam dunk to get the job. If he loses both games, however, Pioli may reconsider as the good feelings from the upset of the Packers wears off.
As of now, though, it looks like the Romeo Crennel era in KC has already begun.