Romeo Talks Coaching Staff

On Wednesday, Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel pulled himself away from meetings in preparation for the start of the NFL Combine next week to talk about his coaching staff.

The group of 16 coaches includes five new faces coming to the organization that will provide a changed look in 67 percent of the game – offense and special teams. Defense was left untouched, even down to Crennel retaining the coordinator duties.

Crennel said he thinks he’s put together a good group of teachers to lead the Chiefs in 2012. “We’ll be able to translate to the players in the locker room and on the field good staff cohesiveness,” Crennel said. “These guys are all hard workers and good teachers. They are already working hard.”

Change came to the offense with new coordinator Brian Daboll and new assistants at wide receiver, offensive line and quality control. The kicking game now has two new coaches. There were no changes on the defensive side of the ball, and that’s good because Crennel’s time has been dominated by putting together a staff and preparing for the Combine.

“One of the things about my defensive staff and why I wanted to keep them intact, is that with veteran coaches like Gary Gibbs and Emmitt Thomas, when I’m not able to be there, I know that things will go along in the right direction and the right manner,” Crennel said. “I’ve been with them a little bit; not as much as I wanted too because I’ve been interviewing coaches and working on the draft.”

New coordinator Brian Daboll wants to attack more on offense and the players will face a learning curve with his playbook.

“I think there will be some change because Brian has some different terms, so they are going to have to learn some new terminology,” Crennel said. “The plays aren’t that different from team to team, it’s what you call them. I don’t think it will be a very long transition for them.”

Speaking for the first time on his decision to hire a new assistant to handle special teams, Crennel said he’s seeking consistency and productivity that wasn’t there last season.

“We’d like more out of the return game, more from the coverage units and more points on the board,” Crennel said. “If we can do a better job all the way around, that’s going to help us maximize our talent.”

5 Responses to “Romeo Talks Coaching Staff”

  • February 15, 2012  - Canada Brad says:

    This excites me :

    “New coordinator Brian Daboll wants to attack more on offense”

  • February 15, 2012  - ED J says:

    Daboll is going work magic with this offense no matter who is QB. Cassel or Orton I think either one will make this top 10 scoring offense if we improve the oline. The draft has about 10 to 15 really talent guards and tackles we need to at very least get 3 of them. No matter the combination whether its 2 guards and 1 tackle or we draft 2 tackle and 1 guard we need take advantage of the depth of talent oline players in this year’s draft.

  • February 15, 2012  - Blake says:

    They should have asked if KC will be running a zone or power blocking.

  • February 16, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    I still think free agency is the best method of rebuilding an O line. Get a 26-31 year old with several years experince is faster than waiting for a rookie to devolp. By all means, draft some for the future and for depth but we have so many holes to fill we can’t spend half of the draft in any one place.

  • February 16, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    I agree edj.

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