The Kansas City Chiefs announced today that Romeo Crennel, the team's 12th coach, has been "relieved of his duties as head coach" after a 2-14 season. This record matches the team's worst in its 53-year history.
Matt Cassel is out and Brady Quinn is in as starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Romeo Crennel made the announcement on Monday.
Crennel emphasized that he is not blaming Cassel for the team's failures, but says no other changes would have had as broad an impact. He said he made the change that would change the dynamic of the team the most.
With the interim tag removed from Romeo Crennel, the question now for the Kansas City Chiefs head coach is how he'll turn around a team that finished 7-9 this season.
It Starts With The Quarterback
One of Romeo Crennel's first moves as the interim head coach was to insert Kyle Orton as the Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback. It paid off with victories in two of the Chiefs last three games, and Crennel hasn't forgotten it.
“I'm probably not sitting here if Kyle hadn't done the job that he did and I'm very appreciative of that,”’ says Crennel.