The third-year kicker has made 21 consecutive field goals for the Chiefs, the longest active streak in the NFL. With one more Saturday against Oakland, he will tie Pete Stoyanovich for the franchise record — putting such company behind him as Hall of Famer Jan Stenerud, Nick Lowery and Morten Anderson, the NFL’s all-time leading scorer.
“I don’t necessarily think about all the records or anything like that,” Succop said. “Hopefully I’ll be able to go out and make the next one, and if we do that, we’ll kick the one after that.”
“The Kansas City Chiefs would do well in hiring Romeo Crennel,” Muir said.
“He is the man for the job here. I think that the defense has started to turn the corner. I think that Romeo’s demeanor as a head football coach relates very well to the players. He has sternness about him without being a dictatorial type of man. I just think that he will do a good job.”
Muir is the first member of the Chiefs coaching staff to publicly endorse Crennel, though it’s likely many on staff share Muir’s sentiment.
“When you have change, it’s hard to establish continuity and consistency because with change there’s a different philosophy, different people come in, they want different players,” said Chiefs interim coach Romeo Crennel. “So then the guys on the team end up getting traded out, so trying to develop consistency when you have that much change, it’s difficult.
“The thing that develops consistency is to be able to stay put for a while. Now, in this league, that’s hard to do unless you win games. When you win games you can stay, and I tell the players the same thing. This is a production business we’re in.
Offensive coordinator Bill Muir suggested this was because the Chiefs were led for the first time by interim head coach Romeo Crennel rather than Todd Haley, who was fired earlier in the week. Muir didn’t mention Haley by name, but when asked about these observations, he said, “If you thought it appeared that, then it probably was.
“Romeo delegates authority and expects the people who are given authority to do their job. He’s hands-on and he knows what he wants. As long as he’s getting it, he’s pretty calm. If he’s not getting it, then the calmness disappears in a hurry.”
The Chiefs earned their sixth win of the season in their first game under interim Head Coach ROMEO CRENNEL. The Chiefs had previously lost five of their last six games coming into Week 15. The offensive line starts outside with tackles BRANDON ALBERT (Virginia) and BARRY RICHARDSON (Clemson). The guards providing protection inside are JON ASAMOAH (Illinois) and RYAN LILJA (Kansas State), while center CASEY WIEGMANN (Iowa) called the signals from the middle. Rookie guard RODNEY HUDSON (Florida State) also saw action.