August 18, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel declines a penalty in the first half against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
With a 14-point loss it kinda goes without saying but Romeo Crennel said the Kansas City Chiefs were "not very good" against the St. Louis Rams on Saturday night. Crennel was harder on the team than I thought he would be in his opening comments to the media following Saturday's game.
Among the highlights:
- "The defense couldn't stop anybody."
- "It just shows we're not mature enough yet."
- "No one really played good."
"Not very good tonight," Crennel said. "And that's being a little generous to say that. We didn't coach well enough [and] we didn't play well enough so the results were bad. The offense tried to come on a little bit and give us a little lift and scored making it a seven point game but then we turned it over. Couldn't stop anybody on defense so that opened up the drain. It just wasn't good. Not enough focus, not enough concentration on the week when you're breaking camp and doing all those things. It just shows we're not mature enough yet.
"We're going to have to play a lot better if we're going to have a chance to win in the NFL. No one really played good. The defense couldn't stop anybody. The offense, they had one spark then we turned it over and had penalties. Just a lot of things went wrong. When that happens, you lose, And that's what we did, we lost."
Romeo doesn't pull any punches. Even my assessment of the game has probably been more positive than that -- not the worst game in the world but plenty of mistakes to correct. Putting 17 points on the board seems like an improvement from what we last saw from the Chiefs near end of the 2011 season.
We're still getting to know Romeo Crennel as a head coach. I like that he comes right out and says what he thinks in his postgame remarks.