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All Signs Continue Pointing To Romeo Crennel As Chiefs Head Coach

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DENVER, CO - JANUARY 01:  Head coach Romeo Crennel leads the Kansas City Chiefs to a 7-3 victory over the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 1, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 01: Head coach Romeo Crennel leads the Kansas City Chiefs to a 7-3 victory over the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 1, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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I dare someone out there to find someone in the sports community who doesn't think Romeo Crennel will become the Kansas City Chiefs permanent head coach. Crennel, the interim for three games, seems to be operating as if he'll be back in 2012 and that's for good reason. It'd be a major upset at this point if he weren't named the permanent head coach at some point this month.

After going 2-1 in the last three games as the interim coach, coaching a defense that's finished 11th and 12th the last two years (after finishing 29th the two years prior to that) and garnering the support of the vast majority of the locker room, Crennel is the clear favorite to get the full-time job.

What really has me thinking he's 99 percent certain to get this permanent job is the absence of any other candidates. Usually once the season ends, free agent coaching candidates are linked to teams who need a coach. The names magically (cough::agents::cough::cough) appear in the media as candidates.

That hasn't happened with the Chiefs. In fact, no serious candidate outside of Crennel has emerged since Todd Haley was fired.

So that's where we stand right now with Crennel and the Chiefs. There's, like, zero drama involved in this coaching search (as opposed to Jacksonville, who had seven candidates names out in the media less than 24 hours after the regular season ended).