Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel isn’t one to muddle the truth.
“We had a tough one this afternoon,” Crennel told the media after the game. “(They’re) a good Atlanta team that has good skill people on offense and a lot of speed on defense. For the home opener we wanted to do better than we showed, but I thought the first half the guys competed.
Predictably, Crennel was asked about the absence of Tamba Hali and Brandon Flowers and if their return might help the defense improve.
“Only time will tell. We have to wait to get those guys back and wait to see what their contribution will be and how that will impact us,” said Crennel. “The fact that they weren’t there today, really no one cares because all they want to know is, ‘Did you win or did you lose?’ We lost today, so we have to try to do what we can to win the next one.”
It was a bit of a surprise that Flowers was inactive because according to the media reports from last week’s practices, Flowers was moving around fairly well, though he was listed as “limited” throughout the week.
“Well he’s been doing more at practice, so we will find out next week,” said Crennel. “We’ll see what he can do in practice, then he’ll play. If he can’t practice, then he won’t play.”
It is good that Flowers was practicing a bit last week but if the Chiefs want to wash the bad taste of this game out of their mouths, they’re going to need him on the field performing in a game.
Crennel’s full post game comments can be found at KCChiefs.com.