Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali says he and his teammates want interim head coach Romeo Crennel to get the “interim” label taken off his title next year.
“He’s very motivating,” Hali told the Kansas City Star. “He treats us like men. He does expect a lot from us, but he knows what it takes.”
Hali didn’t say anything negative about former head coach Todd Haley, but his comments, the comments of other Chiefs players and the way the team rallied around Crennel on Sunday all suggest that the players in Kansas City prefer Crennel to the man he replaced.
“I think anybody on this team would agree with me, if we can keep Romeo as our head coach here, it would be great,” Hali said.
At the time that Crennel was announced as Haley’s interim replacement, not many people expected him to get the job permanently. But if the Chiefs play as well for two more games as they did against the Packers, it would be tough not to give him the job.