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Competition for Crennel is coming

At that end of our post announcing Charlie Weis’ hire in Kansas City, we mentioned that the next logical step would be hiring Romeo Crennel.

That move may be on its way.

A few prominent NFL voices believe Crennel could indeed be joining Todd Haley’s staff.  ESPN’s Adam Schefter writes, “It’s likely to be a New England reunion: Now that Charlie Weis has agreed to work in Kansas City, Romeo Crennel will not be far behind.”

Mark Maske of the Washington Post writes: “Romeo Crennel could be next as defensive coordinator [In Kansas City].”

The Chiefs will have competition for Crennel’s services, though.  Crennel’s agent said this week his client would also be interested in the Giants job.  Crennel is currently on vacation and won’t be back until Monday.

Michael Smith of ESPN threw out other possibilities on Twitter, like perhaps Buffalo or Miami.

The moral of the story: If the Chiefs want Crennel, they may have to fight for him.

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27 Responses to “Competition for Crennel is coming”
  1. InBBWeTrust says: Jan 7, 2010 9:34 AM

    They can try and create the success in Foxboro all they want. One little problem though, they are missing 2 very important parts.
    The Hoodie and #12.

  2. mooremi9 says: Jan 7, 2010 9:37 AM

    Michael Smith of ESPN threw out other possibilities on Twitter, like perhaps Buffalo or Miami.
    ————————————————
    Key word “threw out”
    You guys have thrown out everything but the kitchen sink hoping it sticks.
    Next thing you guys will say is the Redskins will win the Superbowl this year…………………………..oh wait, there goes the kitchen sink.

  3. Gregjennings85 says: Jan 7, 2010 9:39 AM

    Ironically, I fear I may have used the contraction of ‘it’s’ as opposed to the proper, ‘its’.
    Looks like you had the last laugh, Rosenthal. Well-played.

  4. Moose Skyway says: Jan 7, 2010 9:39 AM

    I am thoroughly disappointed in this headline. I have come to expect better of you. Might I suggest:
    Romancing Romeo Chief Concern

  5. yem123 says: Jan 7, 2010 9:45 AM

    IF Crennel really wanted a job, why would he be on vacation the week that the interviews take place?!!

  6. Levito says: Jan 7, 2010 9:54 AM

    Go ahead and sign with KC. As a Giants fan, I don’t want Crennel as our DC.

  7. Kaz says: Jan 7, 2010 9:55 AM

    So Romeo sits all year and does nothing then goes on vactation when it is likely he should be interviewing.

  8. PFTiswhatitis says: Jan 7, 2010 9:56 AM

    “Gregjennings85 says:
    January 7, 2010 9:39 AM
    Ironically, I fear I may have used the contraction of ‘it’s’ as opposed to the proper, ‘its’.
    Looks like you had the last laugh, Rosenthal. Well-played.”
    Ghey

  9. carp killah says: Jan 7, 2010 9:58 AM

    This scenario proves that no one in the media has any freaking idea what’s going to happen. No one is going out and getting sources, this is just PURE SPECULATION. I think people like Schefter go out there and mention EVERYONE’S name or EVERY TEAM in order to cover his ass so he can say “I told you so” when Crennel lands somewhere. Additionally, Michael Smith is one of the worst journalists that ESPN has.

  10. mwcarolina says: Jan 7, 2010 9:58 AM

    i dont see the Cheifs being after him, maybe the Bills after they hire a coach, the dolphins maybe, the Giants maybe, the Giants would be a great fit for him.

  11. slothism says: Jan 7, 2010 10:11 AM

    jeez – you just got up off your knees for charlie weis and now lamonte has you back for more with romeo? have you no shame?
    why don’t you just rerun the weis pieces and replace his name with crennel?
    “Six teams in hot pursuit of _____________”(fill in your master’s blank).
    sad.

  12. BBrophy1 says: Jan 7, 2010 10:16 AM

    the Giants and Dolphins make no sense. The Bills don’t even make much sense until they are hiring an offensive minded coach who wants the 3-4. The Giants have 4-3 personnel throught their front 7 and a GM who has excelled at finding players for their scheme. Why try to make him pick guys foir a new scheme, because of 1 down year? The Dolphins have a couple of future head coaches in defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni and Assistant head coach /Secondary coach Todd Bowles. Unless both leave this year, there’s no room for Crennel as anything more than a position coach

  13. tatum32 says: Jan 7, 2010 10:18 AM

    They can try and create the success in Foxboro all they want. One little problem though, they are missing 2 very important parts.
    The Hoodie and #12.
    Try an offensive line and another defensive lineman (possibly nose guard)
    Brady would get killed behind that offensive line. The hoodie VERY ORDINARY with that roster.

  14. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Jan 7, 2010 10:28 AM

    Weis, now Crennel…this only leaves Al Groh of the Parcells Trifecta remaining.
    I Guess we can officially close the door on Parcells leaving Miami this offseason…

  15. mbbrazi says: Jan 7, 2010 10:43 AM

    Is it just me or hasn’t anyone noticed that Bill Belichek is the mastermind of the success that goes on in New England. Whenever these guys (assistant coaches) leave the nest they fail and as long as Bill Belichek is not the HEAD coach they won’t be any better wherever they go. I hope I’m wrong and they do well but I think it’s a case of Bill Belichek possibly not getting enough credit.

  16. Howie Handles says: Jan 7, 2010 11:00 AM

    “They can try and create the success in Foxboro all they want. One little problem though, they are missing 2 very important parts.
    The Hoodie and #12.”
    You do realize that teams other than the Pats have won the Super Bowl over the years, right?
    I’m just saying.

  17. ZombieRevolution says: Jan 7, 2010 11:22 AM

    Didn’t Florio recently say something like “I have this weird feeling about Charlie Weis and Buffalo.”
    Any other weird feelings at PFT lately?

  18. SATAN says: Jan 7, 2010 11:29 AM

    If Crennel ia stupid enough to go on vacation at a time of year when coaches get fired why would anyone ever want to hire him?

  19. Reasonable says: Jan 7, 2010 11:29 AM

    Kaz says:
    January 7, 2010 9:55 AM
    So Romeo sits all year and does nothing then goes on vactation when it is likely he should be interviewing.
    ———————————————-
    He had hip replacement. Do you realise how difficult that surgury is or how painful it is to rehab from? Nothing indeed.

  20. HBOilers24 says: Jan 7, 2010 11:34 AM

    i really like romeo. i think he’s a good guy overall and can be a good DC and i wish him success where ever he lands

  21. just_a_cigar says: Jan 7, 2010 11:58 AM

    Maybe he is on vacation and not worrying about interviews because everybody on the planet already knows he is going to Kansas City.

  22. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Jan 7, 2010 12:00 PM

    Why are there so many here who attribute Weis and Crennel to Belichick?
    Did everyone forget the 25 years under, 3 different teams, 3 Super Bowls and 4 Conference Championships that these men spent with Bill Parcells? I know Weis missed one Parcells Super Bowl.
    Educate yourselves before writing people…

  23. finsbooyah says: Jan 7, 2010 12:20 PM

    mbbrazi says: “I think it’s a case of Bill Belichek possibly not getting enough credit.”
    What??? The only way the media can give Belichek any more credit is to erect a 30 ft statue of him in front of Boston City Hall and dub him the most genius mind in the history of sports.
    BBrophy1 says: “The Dolphins have a couple of future head coaches in defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni and Assistant head coach /Secondary coach Todd Bowles.”
    I agree about Bowles, but Pasqualoni sucks. I’ve been calling for his head for a while. Miami’s defense has regressed in sooo many ways between 2008-2009. I have a feeling Al Groh will end up being Miami’s DC next year (at least that’s what I’m hoping for). If you want PP, you can have him.

  24. Eazy E in KC says: Jan 7, 2010 12:39 PM

    As a Chiefs fan, I don’t mind immulating the Pats. They are a great franchise like the Steelers and if we can get the coaches that helped Belichek, then I’m all for it.
    The Chiefs need some serious help with Free Agents also. This team needs some direction.

  25. KC_Vols says: Jan 7, 2010 12:55 PM

    Why would the Chiefs hire Crennel when they landed a superstar D-Coordinator in Pendergast?He took them from #30 to #29 in defense. Just give him 19 more years and this will be a top 10 defense.

  26. Icon says: Jan 7, 2010 1:36 PM

    Another KC Masterpiece/New England West (must be the BBQ. With the loss of college coach Mangino, Weiss fills a big void literally…alas, this hiring in KC will be superfluous as Crennel’s should he follow.
    Pioli & Haley proved they were inconsequential too in 2010 – 16 games lost all told their resume – the POOREST 1st year regime in the history of the KC franchise. So much for a former golfer & a guy who made his mark in the shadow Belichick’s backside.
    Just as buying up player talent (as owner $nyder in WAS among others discovered) doesn’t equate with success unfettered/any ($teinbrenner MLB too), the buying a big name free agent coach (or several) in hopes of building an all star staff isn’t panacea either.
    Weiss & Crennel (and McDaniels, and Mangini and… well, you get the gist) were all failures at their non-Patriot no-Bill stops, last year Hoodie’s personal Rochester Pioli flatlining on the flatlands the midwest. All the aforementioned evidentiary, this is what is called a ‘trend’ in the parlance.
    The house Hunt built in KC will not be big enough to contain the accumulation of massive foreheads, another whiff as Pioli’s first swing & a miss Haley, an over-hyped over-ventilating sort matriculated not playing football but the same game Sorenstam played, only not as well as did she…Happy Gilmore sans the panache.
    KC’s handicap in 2010? Growing by the hire…

  27. mwcarolina says: Jan 7, 2010 3:18 PM

    i agree it makes little sense for Crennel to go to the giants, but they are interested and i think he would accept.

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