I talked Kansas City Chiefs with Danny Parkins on 610 Sports this afternoon and he had some great questions that I wanted to
steal share with you here. I don't think there are any right answers to these questions right now but they are good for discussion.
So the first one...
Romeo Crennel or Jeff Fisher for head coach?
My answer: I rolled with Crennel. My reasoning is basically that the Chiefs, as they are now, aren't a horrible team. They're not your usual bad team that just fired their head coach. They have a lot of talent at key positions so the idea of continuity holds more weight to me. Plus, it was clear the players really, really like him so make a change and you risk losing some of the players' faith. As for Crennel's previous run as a head coach (24-40 in Cleveland), that doesn't hold a ton of weight with me considering no one has been successful in Cleveland since the late 80s/early 90s. So for me, this answer is more about Crennel than it is Fisher.
More after the jump.
How do you handle the quarterback situation in 2012 and beyond?
My answer: I never understood why teams don't invest as much as they can in the quarterback position. Bring as much talent as possible is my opinion. So with that said my ideal scenario for next season would be to A.) bring Matt Cassel back B.) convince Kyle Orton to come back (whether you overpay or not) and C.) draft a first round quarterback. So in this scenario the Chiefs then let Orton and Cassel battle it out in preseason and training camp and the winner is your starting quarterback. The first round pick is then waiting in the wings, learning from both guys, and awaiting his future.
Who does Sunday's victory reflect more poorly on -- Matt Cassel or Todd Haley?
My answer: I picked Haley. I just thought the players responded so well to Crennel. Talking to players in the locker room, we would ask something like, "How did today's game go?" Most of them would, unprompted, attribute their success to Crennel, whether it be how he coaches, the week or preparation or whatever. It was clear the coaching change inspired the players. Also, Haley's decision to roll with Tyler Palko -- even before Orton's injury -- looks like the wrong decision right now. That said, it's not a great look for Cassel either when Orton comes in with only a couple weeks of preparation and puts up great numbers. If Orton continues to play well the rest of the year then I reserve the right to change my answer but right now I'm going with Haley.