The Kansas City Chiefs are one of four teams currently in the market for a new head coach for the 2012 season, but they have to look no further than their current interim head coach Romeo Crennel. The Kansas City Chiefs must retain Romeo Crennel as their head coach for 2012.
The Kansas City Chiefs started the season with Todd Haley as their head coach and after the team failed to live up to off season expectations, Haley was relieved of his coaching duties and Crennel, the defensive coordinator was named the interim head coach.
Under Crennel, the Chiefs named Kyle Orton as the starting quarterback and played inspired football. In his first game, Crennel was able to produce a successful game plan to defeat the previously unbeaten Green Bay Packers. The Chiefs played vastly improved defense in Crennel’s three games with players voicing their support of the interim head coach.Kansas City allowed just 10 points per game under Crennel’s guidance.
Speaking to reporters after the Chief’s 7-3 victory over the Denver Broncos, when asked about his future, Crennel responded, “When I got this job, I told you that I was going to do the best I can and then let the chips fall where they may. And I think that’s still the case. The people who are going to make the decisions, they see how I’ve operated and whatever decision they make, they’ll make it..We’ll see what happens”.
Crennel has made a compelling case for continued employment as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. If the front office decides to move in another direction, Crennel will likely find a job as a head coach with another team in 2012.
St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has been long rumored to be a favorite of the Chiefs front office to assume the role of head coach in 2012.