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Kansas City Chiefs Defense Still Confident, Romeo Crennel Says

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HOUSTON - OCTOBER 17:  Adrian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans runs past cornerback Donald Washington #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs at Reliant Stadium on October 17 2010 in Houston Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - OCTOBER 17: Adrian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans runs past cornerback Donald Washington #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs at Reliant Stadium on October 17 2010 in Houston Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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After last week's game against the Houston Texans, the Kansas City Chiefs defense probably has a few reasons to lose some confidence. After folks like me have been talking about how incredibly improved this defense is and how sound they are, they go out and give up 21 fourth quarter points to the Texans.

With some of the hype that was starting to surround the defense -- and I'm as guilty as any of hyping them up -- have they lost any confidence in their play? No way, Romeo Crennel says.

"No, I don’t think that they lost any confidence because looking at the tape it looked like everyone was trying hard, we made a couple mistakes that gave them some yards and then they were able to score when they got down into the Red Zone which we hadn’t been giving up a lot in the Red Zone but last week we gave up a lot."

The thing about the Chiefs defense is that they never -- or haven't yet -- enter total meltdown mode. Even last week, with 21 fourth quarter points, I never felt the defense was just blowing it play after play. I thought the Texans were playing better, yes, but I didn't see mental error after mental error. In the long run, that will turn out good for the defense.

The Texans got the better of them last week but, as a whole, I'm still very happy with the way this defense is turning out. I'm curious to hear some of your thoughts on the Chiefs not entering meltdown mode on defense. It seemed to happen weekly last year and we're just not seeing it this year, in my mind. Agree? Disagree? Thoughts?