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Report: Crennel poised to join Chiefs

Five years after Pats coach Bill Belichick did a sideline group hug with offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel at Super Bowl XXXIX, the men who left the nest feathered with three Lombardi Trophies are getting together again.

According to Vinny DiTrani of NorthJersey.com, Crennel is expected to return from a year off and pick the Chiefs over the Giants.

After the 2004 season, Weis became the head coach at Notre Dame and Crennel was hired by the Browns. 

In Kansas City, they rejoin former Pats V.P. of player personnel Scott Pioli, who became the G.M. of the Chiefs a year ago.

Though some thought Weis would return to New England, the Chiefs have a greater need for his services.  Pats quarterback Tom Brady is established; he’s essentially operating as a co-offensive coordinator.  In Kansas City, Matt Cassel is still developing and Weis, who left roughly three months before Cassel was drafted, will get a chance to do with Cassel what Weis helped do with Brady — with the same offense.

Under Crennel, the Chiefs will continue to use the 3-4 defense; the challenge will be to continue to get the right personnel for it, given that the team previously used a 4-3 alignment.

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30 Responses to “Report: Crennel poised to join Chiefs”
  1. daffy87 says: Jan 11, 2010 5:03 PM

    I really like Romeo Crennel. I think he could have done a better job with my Browns as head coach if he and Savage were on the same page and they weren’t. But the players here all absolutely loved him, and loved playing for him. Good move by the Chiefs in my opinion.

  2. SteelCurtnDee says: Jan 11, 2010 5:03 PM

    The fattest staff in sports history. Fire Hailey and hire Kansas’ head coach.

  3. rjgreen3 says: Jan 11, 2010 5:05 PM

    will the chiefs change their names to “the patriots” of the midwest?

  4. Biglardawg says: Jan 11, 2010 5:06 PM

    Why don’t you report what Crennel will be making so Randy Lerner can subtract that off of the amount that he still owes him?

  5. Levito says: Jan 11, 2010 5:17 PM

    As a Giants fan, I am breathing a sigh of relief. Someone please hire Jauron quick so those rumors can go away too.

  6. CaseyInKC says: Jan 11, 2010 5:18 PM

    “…and the home of the CHIEEEEEEEEEEEEEFS!”

  7. AWestcave says: Jan 11, 2010 5:28 PM

    “As a Giants fan, I am breathing a sigh of relief. Someone please hire Jauron quick so those rumors can go away too.”
    ________
    yeah, having a GOOD team would suck. ;)

  8. BenRapistberger says: Jan 11, 2010 5:30 PM

    Rack is the man.

  9. Richm2256 says: Jan 11, 2010 5:30 PM

    Weiss and Crennel together again, with Pioli? Good thing Todd Haley is no Bill Belichicl!
    Good luck to the rest of the AFC in about two years.

  10. BenRapistberger says: Jan 11, 2010 5:30 PM

    Coach, what did the Coors Light say when you accepted the new position in Kansas City?
    They said congratulations.

  11. Visible says: Jan 11, 2010 5:31 PM

    The philsophy of trying to take people from one organization to another does not work. Remember the Lions who tried becoming the Bucs…this has the same feeling…it’s a recipe for disaster.

  12. Xpensive Wino says: Jan 11, 2010 5:32 PM

    Well, the Chiefs certainly appear to be very focused on raising the team’s cholesterol level this off-season. Hopefully, that translates into better performance on the field….

  13. CookieFlash says: Jan 11, 2010 5:35 PM

    In other news, stocks for Kansas City BBQ Sauce are through the roof, andK.C. area Golden Corrals have planned for expansions.

  14. NarDawg says: Jan 11, 2010 5:39 PM

    and KC ribhouse owners rejoice

  15. Citizen Strange says: Jan 11, 2010 5:39 PM

    The Pioli and the Chiefs will have zero success until he can accidentally draft Tom Brady in the sixth round again. That is the extent of Pioli’s GM expertise.

  16. Darth Vader says: Jan 11, 2010 5:40 PM

    SteelCurtnDee your hilarious and right hahaha

  17. Allied Biscuit says: Jan 11, 2010 5:46 PM

    wow, florio. you were spot on!

  18. Bigbluefan says: Jan 11, 2010 5:56 PM

    Thank god he is not going to be with the Giants
    That is the last thing we need we need a real DC not someone elses trash
    and Awestcave
    Two years removed from winning it all yeah we suck
    What BJ team do you follow is it the Filthy egals or one of the other also rans?
    I will galdly take it all every 8 to ten years unlike the teams that can only see the trophy on TV
    This years SB AZ and IN Colts take it all big bro one ups his brother for a while

  19. CapsLockKey says: Jan 11, 2010 6:14 PM

    “will the chiefs change their names to “the patriots” of the midwest?”
    Not sure. Did they change the Patriots to the Boston Giants when they brought all those guys in from NY?

  20. NYChiefsFan says: Jan 11, 2010 6:22 PM

    Fat jokes – wow, what sophisticated NFL fans you guys are.
    Anyway, IF true, this would be more great news for the Chiefs. Despite their lack of success in head jobs, Weis and Crennel obviously have solid qualifications.
    They won’t be able to do much right away to turn things around until the team gets better players, but when the Chiefs once again get a couple of kick-ass studs on the O-line and D-line, then just like RichM2256 says, watch out, AFC!

  21. AWestcave says: Jan 11, 2010 6:30 PM

    @BigBlueFan
    “What BJ team do you follow?”…
    ——————————
    I like the gents. it was a joke.

  22. CookieFlash says: Jan 11, 2010 6:51 PM

    NYChiefsFan says:
    January 11, 2010 6:22 PM
    Fat jokes – wow, what sophisticated NFL fans you guys are.
    Lighten up Mr. Perfect!

  23. pramis123 says: Jan 11, 2010 7:19 PM

    The big winner in all this are Kansas City restaurants……

  24. Eazy E in KC says: Jan 11, 2010 7:29 PM

    I’ll gladly accept any OC/DC from a team that’s had the success the Pats have had. Nothing wrong with immulating a winning franchise. I’m excited for the Chiefs in the future. We deserve a championship here.

  25. slipkid says: Jan 11, 2010 8:20 PM

    poised to grab another donut is more like it

  26. FumbleNuts says: Jan 11, 2010 8:37 PM

    Should be a VERY strong team in several years.

  27. tolo316 says: Jan 11, 2010 10:41 PM

    Thank god he is not going to be with the Giants
    That is the last thing we need we need a real DC not someone elses trash
    and Awestcave
    Two years removed from winning it all yeah we suck
    What BJ team do you follow is it the Filthy egals or one of the other also rans?
    I will galdly take it all every 8 to ten years unlike the teams that can only see the trophy on TV
    This years SB AZ and IN Colts take it all big bro one ups his brother for a while
    Uh……what?

  28. Tecumseh says: Jan 12, 2010 11:34 AM

    There’s hooplah in Kansas City.

  29. FlorioWhorio says: Jan 13, 2010 12:22 AM

    “Pats quarterback Tom Brady …essentially operating as a co-offensive coordinator. ”
    IN HIS DREAMS.

  30. cowboys1 says: Jan 13, 2010 12:52 AM

    any coach associated with the new england cheaters should not be considered a good coach. they haven’t proved anything, they cheated. If one of them did it they all did it.

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