“We have a little bit more on (video) of how he’s going to play and what he’s going to do because we’ve seen him more,” Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said. “We’ll study those games and see how other teams have played him and see what he’s done against other teams and see how we might best defend him.
“We know he’s going to run it. They’re going to hand it off. He’s going to run the option … and we need to do a better job against the pass than we did the last time.”
Kansas City is operating in a position of strength when it comes to finding a new head football coach. The job is an attractive one. It might be the most attractive job currently on the market.
The Chiefs aren’t your typical team swimming circles through coaching uncertainty. The roster is in need of upgrades at several positions, but the Chiefs aren’t a team that needs a new head coach to hit the reset button.
“Probably, I’m going to go the way it has been because we feel like the guys that we have been playing with basically have given us the best chance to win. I don’t know that making a change now will change that. I think the guys that we’ve been going with still give us the best chance. Now, with that being said, I can tell you that [Jalil] Brown had a really good special teams game. He made a tremendous effort on that kickoff return to save the touchdown. He had a plus-two downing, I believe it was, downing the ball at the 2-yard line. He was blocking on kickoff return and he did a really good job. If an opportunity arose, then he might be able to get some playing time, but going into this game, knowing what we have to face offensively, our defense has to face a running quarterback in [Tim] Tebow and the option and all those things, so I don’t know that Brown’s abilities, how much they will impact what we need to do defensively. The other young guys, they’re still young and probably they might not get the opportunity if everybody stays healthy.”
Intangibles: Standout receiver Dwayne Bowe and cornerback Brandon Carr are free agents. The Chiefs have been aggressive in re-signing players under general manager Scott Pioli. The fact that these players aren’t signed may be a signal there will be issues. If they do leave, draft needs could change. Still, I doubt either player’s departure would change the Chiefs’ first-round needs. Kansas City drafted Jonathan Baldwin in the first round this year and Carr is the second cornerback. But their departures would add to the Chiefs’ need list.