Now I would expect Crennel to phone Eric Mangini and gauge his interest in joining the Chiefs as defensive coordinator. Mangini was Crennel's first choice to join him in Cleveland as Browns coordinator in 2005, but Patriots coach Bill Belichick pulled a power play and swayed Mangini to stay with a promotion to defensive coordinator. Belichick made the move while competing in the AT&T National Pro Am Golf Tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. Crennel was like a dad to Mangini during their time together with New England. The big question in Kansas City is whether GM Scott Pioli would allow Crennel to hire Mangini. Though they worked alongside each other in Cleveland and New England under Belichick, Pioli and Mangini are not exactly bosom buddies.