“Waiting For Some Things To Fall Into Place”

From Mobile, Alabama

Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel was one of the last NFL types to leave Ladd-Pebbles Stadium Wednesday morning after watching the North squad practice in preparation for Saturday’s Senior Bowl.

Crennel sits about midway up the west side grandstand and generally waits until most of the crowd has cleared out. This cuts down his time being buttonholed by coaches looking for jobs, other NFL types trying to find out who he’s considering and the media.

The Chiefs head man has a coaching staff to finalize.

“We are making progress,” Crennel said Wednesday. “We are getting closer.”

Does closer mean this week, next week, the week after?

“We are waiting for some things to fall into place,” Crennel said.

Of course, the head coach wouldn’t detail just what “some things” were. When asked if he was waiting for the completion of the Super Bowl to move forward, Crennel smiled widely and said “I didn’t say that.”

Crennel was wearing sun glasses so there is no way to speculate whether he might have winked as he smiled about the question involving the Super Bowl. The lack of public action on an offensive coordinator and possibly other spots on his staff tells us one of two things – first, the candidate is still coaching (Super Bowl teams New England and the New York Giants) or second, the candidate is still waiting to see how Tampa Bay, Oakland and Indianapolis fill their head coaching vacancies.

The Raiders reportedly have hired Broncos defensive coordinator Jeff Allen as their new head coach, but the club has not confirmed that news as of lunchtime on Wednesday.

As head coach, Crennel’s time has been spent not only working on his coaching staff, but here in Mobile watching and talking with players. Most teams go well past midnight early in the week interviewing players for 20 to 30 minutes. There’s more time for the interviews at the Senior Bowl than there will be at the NFL Combine in late February.

“There’s a lot going on,” Crennel said with a laugh as he walked to his car. “And I can only blame myself.”

5 Responses to ““Waiting For Some Things To Fall Into Place””

  • January 25, 2012  - Chuck says:

    “Waiting for things to fall into place”??? Huh??? Pretty cagey old bird isn’t he.

  • January 25, 2012  - el cid says:

    Maybe he need more fibor in his diet? That is what old people do while they are waiting.

  • January 25, 2012  - ED J says:

    I think he’s trying get contract worked out. That’s my interperatation. I think he has the guy but Scott trying work out contract details.

  • January 25, 2012  - el cid says:

    Or the prospective coach may have a shot at one of the HCs left empty and we get him no HC position opens up. Many get interviewed, few chosen but could be a great addition until one open up.

  • January 25, 2012  - ED J says:

    And Raiders new head coach is Dennis Allen not Jeff Allen Bob.

Get the Flash Player to see the slideshow.


Other News