KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 24: The Kansas City Chiefs line up against the Oakland Raiders during the game on December 24, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Good morning! Today's Kansas City Chiefs news is mostly reaction to the NFL draft. It will be nice when the rookie camp fires up so we have something new to talk about. Enjoy.
Crennel's first message to Poe, when he arrives in Kansas City for a three-day rookie camp that begins Friday will be not to worry about personal statistics and not to pay attention to what's being said about him publicly, for better or for worse.
"The biggest thing for Poe is that he's going to have to be patient," Crennel said. "He can't really listen to what everybody else says. He's got to listen to what his coaches say. If his coaches tell him he's doing a good job, then he has to understand he's doing a good job. If his coaches tell him he's doing a bad job, then he has to understand he's doing a bad job."
From watching Len Dawson and Bobby Bell roam Municipal Stadium to seeing Joe Montana, Trent Green and
Jamaal Charles light up Arrowhead, Job has witnessed it all when it comes to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Mr. Job (pronounced "Jobe") originally purchased four season tickets through his former employer, Singular Refining Co. in 1963. He has been a passionate fan throughout the years and has even scheduled surgeries around the Chiefs schedule in order attend games.
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This season could be special - but back to the question. Can the soon-to-be 65-year-old Crennel restore Kansas City and take the Chiefs to the playoffs? That's been done; but can Crennel turn the playoff corner and win?
As fun as it was, Marty Schottenheimer couldn't. Dick Vermeil couldn't and neither did Herman Edwards. Haley's no longer here and failed to do the job. Now it's up to the career assistant.
Brown: Crennel Has What It Takes from The Examiner
Coach Crennel might very well be the best defensive line coach in the NFL. His track record speaks for itself as defensive coordinator for three New England championship teams. He CAN coach defense and particularly defensive linemen.
Dontari has huge ability. Who knows? When he's coached up, the sky may be the limit. The most obvious hole the Chiefs needed to fill was nose tackle. They need a guy that can give them a big push up the middle and help stop the run game in a two-gap area. If Poe can fill the bill, the team's defense could be a bunch of salty dogs!
Crone: KC's Draft Class Has Potential from The Examiner
Basically, there are medical and speed questions to be answered all over the offense. How recovered are these guys? Defensively, the Chiefs hope to get back a healthy and impactful Eric Berry. Routt has a tall order replacing the departed Brandon Carr at corner. Romeo Crennel will be going with third-year player Kendrick Lewis at safety again. If this group can ball out in 2012, there's no reason the Chiefs can't pull off the upset in winning the AFC West. Although, it sure would help if defensive end Tyson Jackson would take a step (any step) this season.