"We were able to add a handful of strong additions to an already talented group of coaches, and I am excited to get started," said Crennel. "I am looking forward to sitting down as a staff, evaluating what we have, what we need, and moving forward towards the 2012 season."
A few points of interest on the Kansas City Chiefs 2012 coaching staff that was just announcing, starting with Romeo Crennel's quote:
And a bunch of short observations of the Chiefs new staff...
The Chiefs did not retain three coaches: Pat Perles (assistant offensive line), Richie Anderson (receivers) and Steve Hoffman (special teams).
One Chiefs coach retired: Bill Muir (offensive coordinator/offensive line).
The Chiefs hired five new coaches: Brian Daboll (offensive coordinator), Jack Bicknell Jr. (offensive line), Jim Bob Cooter (offensive quality control), Tom McMahon (special teams) and Derius Swinton (special teams quality control).
One coach received a promotion: Nick Sirianni went from offensive quality control to receivers coach.
Romeo Crennel is the defensive coordinator in name, too. We were wondering at one point if Crennel would have a defensive coordinator in name, even though we knew he'd really be running the defense.
Jim Zorn is returning. There was talk that Zorn could be leaving the Chiefs if he didn't get the offensive coordinator job -- he didn't -- but that's apparently not the case. Zorn is listed among the returning Chiefs coaches. The team reportedly denied him an opportunity to interview for a lateral move with the Chicago Bears.
Emmitt Thomas is also returning. There were some brief rumors that he was in play for the Raiders defensive coordinator job but he's sticking around, which is a good thing in my opinion.
Google isn't Jim Bob Cooter's friend. When your team hires a new coach, you Google him to see what he's about. Do that with Jim Bob Cooter and you can see more questions are raised than answers.
Another thing I've seen popping up from fans: Jim Bob Cooter was with the Colts. Peyton Manning was with the Colts. Thus, Peyton Manning is coming to the Chiefs. Hey, if it means Manning will be a Chief, I'm not gonna point out the faulty logic with that.