I was looking forward to the game later this season when the Kansas City Chiefs played the Cleveland Browns so I could determine whether Romeo Crennel or Cleveland head coach Pat Shurmur was the worst coach in the NFL.
Well, after today’s game, there is no need wait. Romeo Crennel is the clear winner.
In fact, he may be the worst coach in NFL history.
In a game the Chiefs clearly has a chance to win, Crennel did everything in his power to ensure his team had the worst possible chance to close the deal.
There is a lot to know about this game. The defense played pretty well. Jamaal Charles is awesome but never gets he ball when it matters. Brian Daboll is the worst offensive coordinator in the NFL.
But all that aside, all you need to know about this game is his.
The Chiefs were trailing 14-9, with just over six minutes to go in the fourth quarter. The offense was facing a 4th and 6 from inside Denver territory. The Chiefs were 1-9 and had nothing to play for but a win. Crennel had nothing to coach for but his job.
What did he do?
He went for it, right?
He called time out.
Then he punted.
To Peyton Manning.
By the time the Chiefs got the ball back, it was far too late.
The Chiefs aren’t a good football team. They have young, mistake-prone players that consistently demonstrate poor discipline and a lack of focus. That is partially Romeo Crennel’s fault.
But the bone-headed play calling by the coaching staff and the complete lack of understanding of the situation on the field is ALL Crennel’s fault.
The Chiefs, now 1-10, are toast. The only thing that could keep the 2012 season from being a total waste of time for KC fans would be for Clark Hunt to clean house and reward his fans’ loyalty with the promise that change is coming.
Pioli, Crennel, Daboll and the rest of the coaching staff are dead men walking. The fact that they haven’t enabled the Chiefs to win many games this season is reason enough to fire them. The fact that Crennel and Daboll are so bad at they’re jobs that they are actually preventing the Chiefs from winning games is reason to get rid of them now.