FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 21: Todd Haley and Romeo Crennel of the Kansas City Chiefs watch the action in the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 21, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs decision to fire Todd Haley as the team's head coach leads to many questions but the most immediate one is who is taking over as the interim head coach.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Chiefs have told members of the organization that defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel will be taking over as the interim coach.
Crennel has previous experience as the Cleveland Browns head coach for four seasons from 2005-08. He went 24-40 in 64 games before being let go by the Browns.
Of all the options, this seems to be the most obvious. Of the two sides of the ball, the defense has been the most accomplished (and that's not saying much considering what we watched on Sunday). Crennel has past experience as a head coach. The players seem to like him.
You also have to wonder if Crennel will be given the opportunity to take the job full time moving past 2011. It's an interesting situation because, despite some of the Chiefs defensive struggles, that's the side of the ball we're most hopeful on.