Chiefs coach Todd Haley stuck with Tyler Palko through some miserable efforts. Stanzi was beleieved to be “not ready.” It’s also possible Kyle Orton could recover from his finger injury in time to start.
Crennel’s first chore as interim head coach will be a tough one. He will continue to call defensive plays, and this time it will be against the best offense in football.
It sounds like Crennel will be a candidate for the permanent job after the season. At the least, it might make sense for a new head coach to retain Crennel as defensive coordinator.