GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 1: Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on against the Green Bay Packers during a preseason game at Lambeau Field on September 1, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs are going through a coaching search and one of the names that will be considered is interim head coach Romeo Crennel. I've already made my early prediction in the Chiefs coaching search and it ends with Crennel ultimately taking the Chiefs head coaching job in 2012 and beyond.
It sounds like I'm not alone with that prediction. Others have said the same and I heard Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com talking to Soren Petro on 810 WHB and he laid out his theory on how this could end.
"I'll be honest with you," Marvez said, "I think the way to do this, and I know this is not a spectacular, flashy hire or anything like that, I'm all for letting Romeo Crennel try to keep this job on a full time basis. I think that the defense...you've seen players improve under his watch. Look at what Tamba Hali does, and Derrick Johnson and Brandon Flowers.
"Guys have gotten so much better. You're starting to see signs of life from Glenn Dorsey, he's playing the best football, in my opinion, consistently, of his career. You look at the defensive end that was drafted out of LSU, he's stepped up. You've seen players improve and the players respond to RAC.
"Really, what was his problem in Cleveland? He and Phil Savage, again, not on the same page.
"I think Romeo would be a really nice fit as head coach moving forward because he shares Scott's vision with the addition of Josh McDaniels as offensive coordinator/head coach in waiting. RAC is 64 years old, he's not going to be coaching into his 80s. If you go ahead and have Josh come in and settle into this team, get his own ideas on how this should go, and eventually replace Romeo and you have this succession plan, then maybe this could work. Maybe Josh McDaniels needs a strong general manager to help him have success in this league."
That all sounds well and good...except selling Josh McDaniels to the fans (and to Clark Hunt) could be a challenge if things like the following passage are true:
"Talking to John Elway last week in Denver," Marvez said, "he said people in the building were still shell-shocked at how badly things went under Josh McDaniels. This guy was such a complete jerk to everyone inside there that really the healing factor has been Tim Tebow, to be honest with you, because he's given everyone a rally-around because this guy alienated so many folks."