Romeo’s Unhappy With Media Take On Breaston

From the Truman Sports Complex

Through 13 games of an undeniably bad 2012 season, Romeo Crennel has kept his public face to two looks – stoic and smiling.

On Thursday, he added a third look – anger. The Chiefs head coach blasted those in the media that he thinks took comments made on Wednesday about WR Steve Breaston’s playing status and put words in the coach’s mouth.

“I’m a little bit irked,” Crennel said on Thursday.

During his Wednesday meeting with the media horde, this was the exchange:

Media question: What does Breaston need to show you this week to be active this weekend?

Crennel: “He needs to show that he has a great understanding of the game plan and he can execute the game plan. If he can do that, then he can be in uniform.”

Media question: Has he not been showing you that? Is that the reason he has been inactive?

Crennel: “Well, there have been other guys who have shown us a little bit more so we’ve decided to go with those guys and then also there’s a special teams element.”

The translation by most in the media was: Breaston has not been playing because he doesn’t know the offense.

The missed connection/Crennel’s take: when he talked about Breaston and referred to “great understanding of the game plan” he was talking about what he wanted to see from any or all players when it came to deciding whether they would be active on game day or not.

“I don’t know how you get that he doesn’t know the game plan out of that,” Crennel said on Thursday. “That was a generic statement that could be applied to any position on the team, any player on the team. You guys took it to mean that he didn’t know the game plan.

“I never said he didn’t know the game plan. I never said that. Steve Breaston knows the game plan. I didn’t say that he doesn’t know anything.”

Crennel felt the media connected “great understanding” of the game plan with Breaston and assumed poor understanding by the wide receiver.

“There’s something about assume; you shouldn’t assume, you know what happens when you assume, yeah right,” Crennel said. “Steve Breaston knows the game plan.

“I know there is nothing good to write about, but don’t assume that a guy doesn’t know the game plan, that a guy is not smart or anything like that … don’t do that to the player, don’t put that on the player.”

14 Responses to “Romeo’s Unhappy With Media Take On Breaston”

  • December 13, 2012  - txchief says:

    Steve must have accidentally door dinged Pioli’s Mercedes.

  • December 13, 2012  - Niblick says:

    No one seems to know what is going on with Breaston. On 610 radio they thought perhaps he was trying to make Pioli look bad by not playing Breaston and playing undrafted free agents, much like Haley did with Palko. However, Breaston was a Haley guy anyway, so that wouldn’t make sense. Plus, I would think he is coaching to keep his job, and would want the best players on the field. Perhaps TX is on to something. Maybe he did ding Piolis’s car.

  • December 13, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    The “Door Dinged Theory” is as good an explanation that we might get. It’s either that or were’re not really trying too hard to win.

    Personal vandetta from upper management always has been my favorite.

    Breaston, dude, good job. Now go get the other side.

  • December 13, 2012  - SteveO says:

    Ahhh, so that is why I saw nothing on this site about Breaston not knowing the game plan when I heard nothing but that on two radio stations and a TV station. Thanks for keeping your head when all around you were losing their’s, Bob.

  • December 13, 2012  - Tenand6 says:

    Door ding is a good theory. Do not exclude candy wrappers or pens. Pioli may have Breaston’s fingerprints on that candy wrapper. He may have also found a missing pen in his locker.

    Let’s not close our minds to all possible explanations.

  • December 13, 2012  - Michael says:

    I’m sure Breaston knows one helluva lot more about the offense than that doughnut-sucking, glassy-eyed, moron who impersonates a coach every weekend on the Chief’s sideline.

    Let’s remember Romeo’s most frequent response to questions after the game : “I don’t know.”

  • December 13, 2012  - aPauled says:

    Note to Romeo “Fans unhappy with Romeo’s take on Breaston, Game Plan, Team Performance, Chiefs in general this year”.

  • December 13, 2012  - el cid says:

    If this were Stanzi, would we all be so quick to complain?

    Still, it seems like stupid have replaced any intelligent comments from this team. Disfunctional is the new byword for all things chiefs.

  • December 13, 2012  - TimR says:

    Somebody should’ve retorted to Romeo, “there are a lot of fans paying hard earned money to go through this season & they’re irked too!”

    Romeo’s comment(s) were crystal clear. The unmistakable implicationwas that Breaston as an experienced veteran had less of an understanding of the game plan &/or less capability of executing that plan than the players that he did have active. HE was the one that planted the negative opinion of his player, not the media.

    The door ding/candy wrapper theory is probably a good one in addition to the obvious-he is a Haley player.

  • December 13, 2012  - ChuckXX says:

    To Niblick and everyone; Speaking of 610AM Sports. Have you guys heard them playing the italian Pioli song???? I heard it this morning about 8:45am and its the most “hilarious” song I’ve ever heard. Hope you guys get a chance to hear it. It will make you really laugh.

  • December 13, 2012  - Ernie Barney says:

    Everyone forget about all of Breaston’s drops? The gameplan is do not drop the ball in key situations. Forget the conspiracy theories and door dings. He’s in RAC’s dog house.

  • December 13, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Tx’s door ding theory makes more sense than drops or anything else I’ve heard so far. Breaston may have dropped some but he’s been our most reliable hands receiver during his time here. If drops was the cause we’d be throwing to our tackles.

  • December 13, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    On second thought maybe the powers that be “accidentaly” overheard a cell phone conversation between Breaston and Haley earlier in the year where Breaston was asking him to get him to Pittsburgh as soon as possible.

  • December 14, 2012  - el cid says:

    Chuck, that song is supposed to make it on itunes soon. Considering who the chiefs owner is might be worth keeping it on file.

    As for Crennel, who is worried about what this fat old tub of lard says or thinks. It is not like he is go running after anyone with a shiv any time soon. Comments he made are on the par of Winston telling us about the raiders rivalry. Neither has a clue about anything Chiefs or the right to comment on it. He is done, turn out the lights the parties over.

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