The takeaway from Romeo Crennel's postgame press conference?
He's not very happy.
As he did last week, the KC Chiefs head coach said the team did not play well. "I thought we could do better than we did," he said after the game.
Crennel was more talkative last week (5:35 postgame talk last week, 2:43 this week). After the 44-14 loss so the Seattle Seahawks, he gave a couple of one-word answers, an indication that he wasn't very interested in talking about this game. The first question in the presser got right into it, asking Crennel if he would ever consider giving up calling defensive plays.
"It wasn't a very good showing tonight," Crennel said in his opening comments. "I thought we would do better than we did. We couldn't get anything going on either side of the ball and as a result of it you see what the score was. Basically, I think, we have to try to figure out what we can do well with this team in all phases and then try to get that done. Hopefully, we can start making progress on that and get better before we get to the regular season because it's right around the corner and we need to try to get better to give ourselves a chance. There are some things in the game, but not very many good ones that I saw and the score was indicative of that."
Have you considered amending your decision to call the defensive plays as well, have you thougth about designating somebody to be the coordinator and handling that side of it?
"No not yet. We might have to look at that, but not yet though."
Do you still feel confident right now that you can handle both of these jobs, head coach and coordinator?
Did you see anything in practice building up to this? Could you see this coming in any way?
Do you feel that maybe you need to play the starters more to work some things out next week, that you otherwise might?
"Well, I think the starters played quite a bit tonight, and they were the ones that weren't able to get much done. Maybe I should have played that No. 45 (Nate Eachus) more."
How alarming was this loss, just how decisive this loss was?
"Every loss, you're not crazy about it. You can try to find silver linings and I can mention some silver linings, but that doesn't change the score and really it doesn't change the way we played. We're going to go back to the drawing board and try to play better. That's what we can do and that's what we are going to try to do."
In trying to figure out what this team does well, do you study much ideo on this game at all or do you look at what these guys do in practice the following week?
"You've got to look at it all, but the game is what really counts the most so you have to evaluate the game to see who does what and who can do what."