Chiefs Report – 12/26

From the Truman Sports Complex

Romeo Crennel enjoyed his Christmas Day and then came to work Monday to start the final week of the regular season with a look at the tape from Saturday’s 16-13 overtime loss to the Raiders.

What was on the tape was just as bad as Crennel had remembered.

“As much as I wanted to see something different, I didn’t see anything different,” Crennel said as he met with the media horde. “Every phase contributed in our loss. There were some good things, like we were able to come back and tie the game up and had a chance to win it at the end. All of that showed some character, all of that was good.

“But the fact we didn’t win it, that was bad. We ended up losing a game that cost us dearly. If we had been able to win, we would have been playing for the division championship this week.”

Crennel pointed to the first play of the game where the bad started for the Chiefs – the 91-yard kickoff return by Raiders CB Bryan McCann.

“When you start that way … that’s not a good sign,” Crennel said. “When you are in the red zone four times and can only get something done once, that’s not a good sign. When you let them throw the ball over your head two times that led to 10 points, that wasn’t a good sign.

“Those things are hard to overcome when you are in a game like we were in.”

Now, the Chiefs move on to close out the season against the Denver Broncos in a game that for them is simply No. 16 of 16. The Broncos are playing for the division title and a trip to the playoffs.

And Crennel addressed right up front the effect this Sunday’s trip to Denver may have on his status as head coach of the Chiefs.

“I said all along that at the end of the season, a decision was going to be made, and I was going to do the best I could for the three games,” Crennel said. “So the first game was a really good game, this game (Oakland) wasn’t as good, and now I have one more game.

“The decision makers will make their decisions after the season. What will happen, will happen. I don’t believe what I say or what I think is going to make any difference. It’s what I do, the work I put out there that’s the thing that will have an impact.

“If it’s to be, it will be. If not, it will not be. That’s the way it is in the NFL. They want to know did you win?”

The Chiefs players reported at lunch time for tape review, meetings and some conditioning. They’ll have Tuesday as their regular off-day and then begin preparations on Wednesday for facing the Broncos.

5 Responses to “Chiefs Report – 12/26”

  • December 26, 2011  - Chuck says:

    Well if we lived in a perfect world and GOD would give me anyone I wanted I would take Sean Payton for our next HC, Romeo Crennel for our DC and the OC from either the Saints or Packers. Just dreaming of course!!!!

  • December 26, 2011  - RW says:

    I have to respect Romeo for his unbridled candor. Refreshing in this modern PC era where words are weighed to an inch of their meaning…and life. I, for one, am pulling for him to get the nod. He’s qualified for one thing, and not afraid to tell it like it is. That’s good.

    Let Romeo have his head which appears to not be a problem, have a full off-season to work the troops and fine tune his coaching staff and I’m ready to go to war with him in 2012. Romeo deserves another shot. I think he’s earned it.

  • December 26, 2011  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Right now I don’t care if they give the job to a cheerleader: cannot shake the let down emotions from the Raiders game. Now it’s major problem. Do I want to see Chiefs beat the jackasses from Denver, which I really don’t like, because that will probably give the Raiders, which I hate, the play-offs and the champinship. What a rollercoaster this season has been. Two blocked field goals. You got to be kidding me.

  • December 26, 2011  - rufus says:

    This team is still too slow rushing the passer, ST and WR.

  • December 27, 2011  - Niblick says:

    I would much rather have the Saints and Packers quarterbacks, as opposed to their OCs. I think they both call their own plays anyway and don’t have an OC.

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