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Crennel: Expect Chiefs offense to resemble 2011 Dolphins

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Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel spoke with Chiefs reporters on a conference call Tuesday about the hiring of offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.

We weren’t on the call, but the reporters that were passed along the necessary information. Which is easier for us.

Crennel answered criticisms that Daboll is just another branch of the same old New England coaching tree in Kansas City.

“I know a lot of people say he’s another guy from the New England tree, but it’s been a while since he’s been in New England,” Crennel said. “Sometimes knowing people and knowing what they’re about is important. I know that was important to me.”

The new Chiefs head coach talked about balance on offense. And he pointed out that Kansas City won’t suddenly start copying the Patriots. They will look more like the 2011 Dolphins.

“To say that it’s similar to what we did last year or similar to New England or similar to Miami, it’s probably more similar to what Miami ran than anything else,” Crennel said.

That remark may attract some snickers, but Daboll did a fine job in Miami with players like Matt Moore and Reggie Bush. The Dolphins weren’t the most talented group in the league. Daboll was apparently Crennel’s pick for coordinator all along, but the team had to wait until his contract was up in Miami.

Daboll said he wanted an attacking, up-tempo offense that would use multiple personnel groups.

Daboll will not be a position coach and will focus on his coordinator responsibilities. It remains unclear if quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn will remain with the team, but Crennel wants him to stay.

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40 Responses to “Crennel: Expect Chiefs offense to resemble 2011 Dolphins”
  1. countsnail says: Feb 7, 2012 12:15 PM

    I did a double take on that headline, but I read it right the first time. The Dolphins? Seriously?

    That’s not exactly the offensive system you want to use to inspire your young team. Just saying.

  2. ebeg420 says: Feb 7, 2012 12:15 PM

    Should Chiefs fans take that as an insult?

  3. mclovin07 says: Feb 7, 2012 12:19 PM

    Well, that ain’t saying much.

    Didn’t the Chiefs learn from the Vikings hiring of Frazier?? You don’t hire an interim head coach because of one big win….

    You’d think Carl Peterson was still in KC or something with this move…

  4. AlohaMrHand says: Feb 7, 2012 12:19 PM

    Ok so then expect 6-10.

  5. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Feb 7, 2012 12:19 PM

    I always liked Crennel. Pretty sure he’s a dominate D-Cord who specializes with the secondary. If i’m right which I think I am the Chiefs will have the best secondary in the league next year. Brandon Flowers is long overdue for some media Attention and Brandon Carr aint bad either. An if Eric Berry Stays healthy.. It’ll be pick city

  6. shea801 says: Feb 7, 2012 12:28 PM

    As a Raiders fan, I am so incredibly happy about this!

  7. thraiderskin says: Feb 7, 2012 12:28 PM

    umm… what?

  8. nemyx1 says: Feb 7, 2012 12:29 PM

    Introducing your new starting QB… Matt Moore!

  9. rexachss says: Feb 7, 2012 12:31 PM

    ROMEO……..no my man…..you want the trophy…..not a good ole boys club……dawg! !!!…your mimicking the wrong people! !!!

  10. gerthbrooks says: Feb 7, 2012 12:31 PM

    “To say that it’s similar to what we did last year or similar to New England or similar to Miami, it’s probably more similar to what Miami ran than anything else,” Crennel said.

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    I’m snickering. How insightful Gregg.

  11. troy10 says: Feb 7, 2012 12:32 PM

    Not a KC or Miami fan… but I think they’re mostly trying to say they’re going to run that STYLE of offense. That doesn’t mean they’re going to have the same results.
    That’s like Joe Philbin (ex offensive coordinator of the Packers) saying his team is going to run the same offense as the Packer offenses he ran in Green Bay… now would everyone chime in and say, “Oh.. the Dolphins are going 15-1 now b/c they’re running the same offense”??

    So why is it different with Miami and KC?

    And.. if you watched some of the Miami games.. or highlights… Daboll did a decent job of playing to Matt Moore’s strengths. The guy actually looked like an NFL QB.

    Just saying…

  12. jimmysimpson55 says: Feb 7, 2012 12:33 PM

    I hope Dabol doesn’t mind his cell phone being cloned.

  13. bigtganks says: Feb 7, 2012 12:33 PM

    Sometimes what you think with your inside voice shouldn’t be said with your outside voice

  14. mmcdan133 says: Feb 7, 2012 12:33 PM

    I love this hire. I want nothing but old New England guys on the staff. That way, when it fails because Tom Brady isn’t under center, we can blow up the whole thing and get Pioli out of here. Pioli is all-in on his cronies now, he has backed himself into a corner with only Matt Cassel to throw him out of it. 24 months to a new GM. I can’t wait.

  15. tjacks7 says: Feb 7, 2012 12:35 PM

    Way to set the bar high!

  16. craigsimsrules says: Feb 7, 2012 12:39 PM

    So I guess we should expect the chiefs to be drafting in the first ten picks next year. Great decision Romeo, we all can’t wait to see how mediocre your team is next year

  17. sj39 says: Feb 7, 2012 12:42 PM

    Bet that sends shivers through the AFC.

  18. dolphan13 says: Feb 7, 2012 12:47 PM

    I’m a season ticket holder in Miami and will tell you that Daboll was an awesome coordinator. He got the most out of the players and we threw the ball vertically not dink and dunk. Sorry to see him go.

    First time in the history of the Miami Dolphins that we had a 1000 yard receiver (Marshall) and 1000 yard running back (Bush). Yes…the 1st time in their history!

  19. eaglesnoles05 says: Feb 7, 2012 12:49 PM

    Confidence Instiller o’ the day there!

  20. kcfanatic says: Feb 7, 2012 12:54 PM

    I always liked Crennel. Pretty sure he’s a dominate D-Cord who specializes with the secondary.
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    37, 34, 31, 48, 41. That is the score Chiefs gave up last year in 5 of our 9 losses. I wish people would quit giving Romeo so much credit. I like him as a person, but not as HC and not as a trully dominant D-Cord.

  21. yettyskills says: Feb 7, 2012 12:55 PM

    Well when you’re 2nd last in scoring and Miami was middle of the pack and helped Reggie Bush actually crack 1000.

    It’s an upgrade

  22. theherogothamdeserved86 says: Feb 7, 2012 1:01 PM

    Dear “Insulted” Chiefs fan: Scoreboard!! Miami 31, Kansas City 3

    Dear Happy Raider Fan: Scoreboard!! Miami 34, Oakland 14

  23. deadeye says: Feb 7, 2012 1:06 PM

    Who should be more offended, Chiefs fans or Dolphin fans?

  24. frankdatank23 says: Feb 7, 2012 1:13 PM

    KC should be happy with Daboll. He seems to get the most out of his players…… Hillis,Bush are prime examples….McCoy and Moore both looked solid under him….Cleveland wasn’t the same without him, even tho the offense was composed entirely of the same parts. While Miami didn’t make a statistical improvement on offense……. the playcalling was the best we’ve seen in down here in a long time.

    He now has a Hillis AND a Bush, only better, in Battle and Charles….. Cassell and Orton will be a controversy, but it cant hurt to have both can it ? Baldwin will emerge, Moeaki returns….. things are lookin good in KC for a return to the playoffs.

  25. wtfpft says: Feb 7, 2012 1:20 PM

    Yep he had them starting the first 7 games of the season on fire. What a joke, love how people think because you finish strong it will carry over to a whole new team and the next year.

  26. tjjohnson98 says: Feb 7, 2012 1:37 PM

    He got Reggie Bush to almost 1,400 total yards in 15 games with Matt Moore as his QB and only one other legit offensive threat. I wouldn’t mind giving him a chance to see what he can do with Jamaal Charles, etc.

  27. emmac13 says: Feb 7, 2012 1:48 PM

    It is most recently the Cleveland Browns coaching tree.

  28. raidadon says: Feb 7, 2012 1:51 PM

    Ewwwwwww scary! Look out chef fans! Ya Cleveland south!

  29. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Feb 7, 2012 1:55 PM

    Don’t forget the comparison to the 2010 Browns.

  30. hikohadon says: Feb 7, 2012 2:21 PM

    “Cleveland wasn’t the same without him, even tho the offense was composed entirely of the same parts.”
    ________________

    Clearly you aren’t forced to watch many Browns games. The Cleveland offense sucked with him, and it sucked without him. It was EXACTLY the same.

  31. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Feb 7, 2012 2:32 PM

    Going to be a battle between the Chiefs and Jets to see which fan base is more frustrated/pissed off/infuriated with their offense next year. My money’s on the Sparano-led Jets offense making Jets fans completely bonkers.

    Still can’t believe they really hired him to be the offensive coordinator. That can’t be true. Can it?

  32. justsomedooder says: Feb 7, 2012 2:33 PM

    What have the Chuefs done to make SOME of their fans do pompous?
    Check the numbers of Dabolls offense against the Chiefs in ’11 (understanding the Chiefs injuries etc)

    “Matt Moore threw for 244 yards and three touchdowns, the first three-TD performance by a Miami quarterback since Chad Pennington in 2008. Reggie Bush ran for 92 yards and another score, and tight end Anthony Fasano hauled in two touchdown passes in the first half.
    Brandon Marshall finished with eight catches for 106 yards and another score, once again making for a miserable afternoon for the Chiefs. The former Broncos wide receiver has 52 catches for 689 yards and seven touchdowns in eight games against Kansas City in his career.

    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/gameflash/2011/11/06/4513_recap.html#ixzz1lj2GoqQq

  33. FU MAN JOE says: Feb 7, 2012 2:39 PM

    Daboll was 5-11 twice in cleveland calling plays. You add in 6-10 with the Phins this year and doesn’t give KC fans much to look forward too. Cheer up KC at least you don’t have Pat Shurmur!

  34. artbyrob says: Feb 7, 2012 2:45 PM

    dolphan13 says:
    Feb 7, 2012 12:47 PM
    I’m a season ticket holder in Miami and will tell you that Daboll was an awesome coordinator. He got the most out of the players and we threw the ball vertically not dink and dunk. Sorry to see him go.

    First time in the history of the Miami Dolphins that we had a 1000 yard receiver (Marshall) and 1000 yard running back (Bush). Yes…the 1st time in their history!
    —————————————————
    I my Self wish He was staying in Miami as well.
    the Fins led the league in 20+ yard plays last season
    with Henne, Moore & Losman., if anything the lockout hurt more than anything, took awhile for the offense to get going (7 weeks 0-7) about as long as a real training camp. Good Luck KC, your gonna love this guy

  35. pacodawg says: Feb 7, 2012 3:08 PM

    The Cleveland browns connection

  36. emmac13 says: Feb 7, 2012 5:15 PM

    The only recent Browns OC to do anything is Chudzinski.

  37. emmac13 says: Feb 7, 2012 5:16 PM

    Here comes the wildcat offense.

  38. spfripp says: Feb 7, 2012 6:04 PM

    Congrats KC fans, you guys got one hell of a OC. I am with other Dolphin fans here, I did not want him to go. This offense took a huge leap in a lock out year. He had sub par QBs and an sub par offensive line and that offense was still able to produce.

  39. elohim7ks says: Feb 8, 2012 4:47 PM

    Daboll maty have been Coach Crennel’s pick along, heck he beat the breaks off us in K.C. Your not in Miami because you did’nt have a QB! so learn from your mistakes, draft on now! Cassel is not going to get us to the next level! this team is loaed with talent, up and down the line up! but without the fuse, you can’t light the dynamate. This Francise has a history of building great teams with sub par QB’s. and where has it got us! are we going to keep repeating the same dang course! wake up K.C. dang! this is a new age! your not winning or going to a super bowl with out a QB. And we all know Cassel is not going to get us their!

  40. sullijo1 says: Feb 10, 2012 1:37 PM

    This just proves that all you have to do to be a head coach in KC is to beat Denver once per year.

    We call it the “Denver Complex” – by the way, how are your plans coming…you know, the ones to travel from KC to Colorado for Spring Break?

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