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Romeo Crennel Post Game Comments

Kansas City Chiefs head coach took the podium after the game to try to explain why his team is so terrible.

The conference was live so these aren’t coach’s comments in their entirety, just what I could quickly jot down while he talked.

“We didn’t play well in any phase.”

“Defensively we could have gotten off the field on some third downs.

“It was a total team effort, basically, in not playing very well.”

“I know there’s going to be some questions about the QB. I’m staying with the QB, and I stayed with him during the course of the game. And we’re going to stay with him going forward. For the moment. so that’s what we’re going to do.”

“Because I still think he (Cassel) can do some good things.”

“I could have taken Jamaal out because of his struggles and his problems but he is also the one that can run for some touchdowns.”

“We have to be consistent and we’re not consistent and we have to keep working at it to be consistent.”

“If Norv wants to talk about what we said, talk to Norv.”

“You have to get the guys that you have to be more consistent.”

The big news here is that Crennel is planning to stay with Matt Cassel at QB. He opened his post-game remarks with a pre-emptive strike, saying that he knew there would be questions about Cassel and declaring his support of the QB.

I don’t know that pulling Cassel will do much good. Don’t get me wrong, Cassel isn’t any good. But does anyone really think Quinn will be any better? I’ve seen Quinn play. He, too, is terrible. Stanzi is terrible.

Crennel probably figures it is best to go with the devil he knows rather than the devil he doesn’t. Then again, Crennel knows Quinn, too. Ah, what does it matter. The Chiefs aren’t likely to get good QB play until 2013 at the earliest. The team’s best chance is for the other players, the ones that are actually talented, to step up and do their thing.

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  • Apurou Daniel Johnson

    How many times are we going to hear this same damn explanation?

  • jlw62987

    Its always the same thing. Why not say what we all know? We don’t care about winning? Crennel is a terrible head coach and Cassel is an awful game manager.

  • BurtGummer44

    What team has a worse starting QB???? Jacksonville?

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  • Scott Zupek

    same bullshit excuses sent down because even if Crennel wanted to swap out the QB, Pioli wouldn’t let him, because he has the largest ego on the planet. Fine, if you are worthy of a huge ego, great, but Scott Pioli, YOU AREN’T EVEN CLOSE.

    Most of our star players still come from Herm Edwards, your lack of foresight into the best coach possible, is on you. THe fact that Matt Cassel has lost more games for the chiefs that any other single reason, ever should be reason enough.

    25 years as a chiefs fan and I’ve NEVER wanted a different starting QB more than now. Nor have I ever wanted the Hunt family to fire the GM. You deserve it….this season is the proof.

  • Krans

    Cassell = Average
    Quinn = Average but not as good
    Stanzi = Not ready at all

    What would you choose?

    • Danny W

      Cassel = Bad
      Quinn = Bad in a different way
      Stanzi = worst
      Right now Quinn.

  • HamoChief

    for the first time in 20yrs as a Chiefs fan…i want to wear a bag over my head…this is just getting too ugly…i wake up every sunday morning optimistic that this is the day we turn it around and….well…somethings got to change. god i love football, god i love my Chiefs…but I am not feeling the love right now…

  • Scott Campbell

    I didn’t watch the end of the game, what is Crennel talking about with Norv after the game?

  • Danny W

    I stand by my prediction the Crennel will be the first HC fired this year.

  • ArrowFan

    We have been out scored by 100 pts in the first quarter this year.

  • Barney Logan

    tebow, tebow, tebow, is marty shottenheimer still aviable? tebow tebow tebow!