"We definitely want to keep this nucleus today. I feel like we're just starting to jell as a team," said cornerback Brandon Flowers, who already has played for three head coaches in four seasons. "It would be a big step going forward if we can keep him." For his part, Crennel downplayed one of the more intriguing story lines that'll permeate Chiefs-related conversation for the next little while. He didn't beg for the job or lobby for it. That's not his style. Instead, he let other voices - including those that chanted his initials-inspired nickname, "RAC! RAC!" in the locker room - make his point. "When I got this job," Crennel said, "I told you that I was going to do the best I can and then let the chips fall where they may. And I think that's still the case. "The people who are going to make the decisions, they see how I've operated, and whatever decision they make, they're going to make it. ... We'll see what happens."