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Rams Were Reportedly Interested In Romeo Crennel

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At the Kansas City Chiefs press conference announcing Romeo Crennel as the new head coach, GM Scott Pioli declined to answer whether other teams had expressed interest in Crennel, citing the confidentiality of the other clubs involved (which implies other teams were indeed interested).

According to a report in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, there was at least one team interested in talking to Crennel. The Rams requested permission to interview Crennel early on in the process but "the Chiefs rebuffed them", according to the report.

This tells us the Chiefs had a pretty good idea that they wanted to keep Crennel, which is not a surprise. In fact, the real surprise here, if you ask me, is that the Rams apparently thought there was a chance the Chiefs may not keep Crennel, which is a surprise.

Of course, the St. Louis Post Dispatch also reported last week that the Chiefs requested permission from the Rams to interview Josh McDaniels. That report came a few hours before their other report that only

So the Rams were interested in Crennel.

Unless they weren't.