Early Prediction On The Chiefs Coaching Search

I've been thinking about the Kansas City Chiefs open head coaching job and who could possibly take the permanent job for 2012 and beyond. After the Chiefs fired Todd Haley, they named Romeo Crennel the new head coach so, for now, it'll be Crennel.

But how long will that last? Will Crennel be the guy next year, too?

If I had to predict (guess) how things go right now, this is how I see it:

-Crennel gets the permanent head coaching job. The Chiefs are not a really bad team (really) so I think the idea of consistency has some merit. Crennel has the defense on the right track and I don't think that's something you want to disrupt right now.

-Someone currently on the staff is promoted to defensive coordinator.

-Josh McDaniels comes in as offensive coordinator. 610 Sports' Nick Wright reported that McDaniels is unlikely to become the next head coach but that doesn't mean he won't come to the Chiefs in some other capacity. It sounds like the Chiefs plan to stick with Matt Cassel next year so the goal should be to do whatever it takes to make him successful and McDaniels has had success with Cassel in the past. Plus, he has a relationship with both Crennel and GM Scott Pioli, which helps.

So, as of December 15th, that's my guess on where this thing goes but I reserve the right to change my mind (a few times).

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