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Chiefs name a new Chief

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

    Mar 5, 2006
    Same as the old (interum) Chief)


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Going 2-1 and stunning then-undefeated Green Bay as Kansas City's interim head coach meant a lot more than gratification for Romeo Crennel.

    It also persuaded the Kansas City Chiefs to give the affable defensive specialist a second chance to be an NFL head coach.

    The Chiefs announced Monday that Crennel was the official replacement for the fired Todd Haley, removing the interim tag he bore for the last three weeks of the season.

    The three games had a lot to do with where we arrived at this decision," general manager Scott Pioli said. "Some of the things we saw was a great deal of accountability and consistency. There was also a different energy to the football team. A lot of it had to do with those last three games."
    Warm and personable, the 64-year-old Crennel is a sharp departure from Haley. Often called a "players' coach" he's been known to write off mistakes as youthful indiscretions. Ironically, being soft with players was a criticism when he was fired after four years as head coach in Cleveland with a 24-40 record.

    He was an instant hit with Chiefs players while serving as Haley's defensive coordinator the past two years. After the Chiefs beat the Packers 19-14 on Dec. 18 in their first game with Crennel in charge, the Chiefs chanted his nickname, "RAC! RAC!" as they ran up the tunnel.

    He was always considered the front-runner to replace Haley, even though Pioli said he interviewed "more than half a dozen" candidates.

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  2. JoeRockhead

    JoeRockhead BoltTalker

    Nov 16, 2008
    He earned his shot at the job. Glad to see he gets another chance to be a headcoach.
  3. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC McCoy and Pags Should Pack Their Bags

    Nov 12, 2007
    Not the least bit surprised here. RC deserved it.

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