Kansas City Chiefs (interim) head coach Romeo Crennel appeared on ESPN's SportsCenter tonight talking about the big victory over the previously unbeaten Green Bay Packers. It's nice to have the Chiefs back in the media spotlight (even if that doesn't last long).
Here are quotes from Crennel talking to Mike and Mike on SportsCenter tonight:
What was the biggest factor in stopping Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense: "I think the single biggest factor was keeping him on the sideline. Our offense controlled the time of possession. When Aaron is not on the field, he can't throw those passes and put those points on the board so that was huge for us. Our guys, defensively, we kind of mixed things up a little bit to keep him off balance. Then were were able to rush him aggressively and get him off the spot some so I think those things helped us in the game."
The approach leading up to the game: "During the week...this team has some ability on this team. I approached them and challenged them about playing up to their ability. We had the best team in football coming to town and we were playing at home and the thing we wanted to do was go out and play our best and then let the chips fall where they may. We didn't know that we were going to win the game but the thing that I wanted them to do was I wanted them play well."
On the difference Kyle Orton made: "I think he made a nice difference. He was able to run the offense effectively and our offensive line did a good job of protecting him . We were able to mix it up with the run and play action and he managed it very well. A couple times he was able to go through his progression and when they had the front side covered he got to the back side and found the open receivers. A lot of guys were involved so that keeps everybody on their toes and excited about playing."
On what he's been told about the permanent head coaching job: "You know what I'm just playing them one game at a time. I was told at the end of the season, I would get an interview so we'll see what happens at the end. But we have one game that we won and now we're to win the next one. We have the Oqwkland Raiders coming to town on a short week so I'm trying to get my guys to focus on that and know we have to play as well if not better to win this next week."