"Sometimes, what happens in the course of a game if a guy gets dinged up and he's not acting the way he should act, other players around notice it. And then, when they come to the side(line), they'll say, ‘Look at this guy. He's not quite right.' Then we'll take a look at him," Crennel said.
"In the Quinn situation, that's what occurred. The players noticed he wasn't right and they informed us he wasn't right. Then we looked at him and talked to him and found out he had an issue, and then he was taken out of the game."
Steelers Know That Chiefs Game Is Huge For Haley from KC Star
Everyone associated with the Steelers knows this is a big week for Haley. Head coach Mike Tomlin sneaked behind the pack of reporters when Haley was talking and smiled widely as he listened in for a few moments.
It was Tomlin who took Haley's phone call out of the blue last January after dismissing offensive coordinator Bruce Arians following a disappointing playoff loss in Denver. Haley and Tomlin didn't know each other well, but Haley wanted the job.
No Lead For KC Affecting Sack Opportunities from KC Star
"My entire career here, except for maybe one or two years has been trying to get sacks even though we're not in the lead," said Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali, whose five sacks are second on the team to fellow linebacker Justin Houston's six.
"With all the pass rushers we have here, you truly don't get to see how well they rush the passer because teams are able to come in with a different game plan once they get the lead. That slows us down on how we approach them because we don't want to get gashed on the run."
Chiefs Player Quotes - 11/8 from The Mothership
Q: What about Todd Haley. He knows you and a lot of guys on this team. He probably has a good idea of how to stop you as well that he's sharing with the players on the defensive side of the ball in Pittsburgh?
CHARLES: "I think every team knows how to stop me, I think we run a couple plays and they already kind of know what we're running because we've been running for eight weeks now. I think every team does a great job of trying put nine in the box."
On The Steelers: Chiefs Also Finding Ways To Drop The Ball from The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Two unique forces will collide Monday night when the Steelers play Kansas City. The game will pit a Chiefs offense that cannot hold onto the football against a Steelers defense that refuses to accept it.
Things could look like a badminton match at Heinz Field. The Chiefs have lost 29 turnovers, on pace for third most in NFL history. The Steelers have four interceptions, on pace to tie their 80-year-old franchise's record set in the nine-game season of 1940. They also have only four fumble recoveries, one of them on a punt.
Haley has earned a reputation for speaking his mind, but, on Thursday at least, Haley took the high road publicly.
"I'm very proud, No. 1, of the things myself and the players were able to accomplish [in Kansas City]," Haley said. "I thought we made a lot of progress. Even taking the 2010 division win out of the equation, last year was probably the year I was most proud of because in difficult circumstances, losing three really good players early in the year, and starting as poorly as we did, we battled back and won four games in a row, which is hard to do in this league.
"We hung in there and beat Chicago on the road playing with really our third-team quarterback at that time. I'm proud of my players from that time and have a lot of really good feelings toward all of them. They're good memories."
Baldwin Still A work In Progress from The Beaver County Times
But unlike others in the wide receiver class of 2011, Baldwin is still a work in progress,
"Baldwin is still working to improve and refine his game," Crennel said. "He can be a big part of this team, and he will be going down the road."
On Wednesday, The Times requested a phone interview with Baldwin. But the Kansas City communications department declined.
"Sorry, we're going to pass," said Brad Gee, the Chiefs' manager of communications.
Matchups Bode Well For Power Runners Ridley, Turner from USA Today
WR Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers: Wallace has expressed displeasure over his erratic deployment and the lack of deep passes called in Todd Haley's offense. With Antonio Brown (ankle) in doubt for Sunday, Wallace will receive a heavy target day. The Kansas City Chiefs will budge even without his chief decoy: They've allowed the highest yards-per-catch figure to wideouts over the last month (20.8) along with 8.33 catches and 2.0 touchdowns per outing.
Cullen: Week 10 NFL Preview from TSN
...Only the Kansas City Chiefs have allowed touchdowns in fewer attempts than the Bills' one for every 16.81 passes faced...
...Only Kansas City's Matt Cassel has been worse...
...Having seen what the Steelers did on the road against the Giants last week, it's hard to imagine the Chiefs moving the ball against them in Pittsburgh, though if RB Jamaal Charles gets enough touches, who knows just how he might break out? In the last three games combined, Charles has 88 rushing yards on 29 carries, so he's overdue for a productive game, even against the Steelers.
Todd Haley Not Out For Revenge from The Associated Press via ESPN
Todd Haley is over it, he swears.
The sting from getting fired as Kansas City's coach last December has faded, replaced by the peace he feels in Pittsburgh, where he's quickly molded the Steelers into one of the most diverse attacks in the league as offensive coordinator.
Haley insists there will be no extra motivation Monday night when his new employer faces his old one. The coach known for his sometimes explosive temper and innovative approach maintains his reaction when the final gun sounds will be no different than any other week.
"The minute you start thinking about (turnovers) and playing timid, then you don't make that throw or you don't play the way you need to play in order to be competitive," he said.
Something the Chiefs have rarely been at times, though they seem to save their best efforts for good teams. Kansas City lost at home to the Ravens by a field goal and beat New Orleans on the road for its only victory.
It's why Pittsburgh remains wary. For all the progress shown over the last few weeks, the Steelers remember a brutally ugly 13-9 win in Kansas City last November and a 27-24 overtime loss to the Chiefs in 2009 that started a late-season swoon.
Top Ten With A Twist: Second-Half Predictions from CBS Sports
Romeo Crennel won't last the season: The Chiefs haven't had a lead at any point this season (seriously, how is that possible?), and yes, there's probably not much to gain by firing Crennel, particularly when the roster that he has been given lacks so much talent. But won't general manager Scott Pioli, at some point, do anything he can to salvage some part of the season in an attempt to save his own job? It's certainly possible, especially with a former head coach in quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn as an assistant. What's not quite as probable? Pioli in the Kansas City as general manager next season.
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