The Chiefs’ 0-2 start has been met with disgust and puzzlement about what’s gone wrong for the team.
One of the questions posed to head coach Romeo Crennel was whether the poor performance of the defense in the first two weeks could be blamed on the fact that he’s handling defensive coordinator duties in addition to his head coaching responsibilities. Crennel doesn’t think that he has too much on his plate this season.
“I’ve done both jobs before. “I haven’t done both of them at the same time before, but I’ve been a defensive line coach and a defensive coordinator before,” Crennel said, via Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star. “So I’ve done dual roles in the past, so I understand what it takes. Going forward, we will get better. If we play the play the way we need to play it, then you wouldn’t even be asking the question.”
That last part is certainly true and two of Crennel’s players — safety Abram Elam and linebacker Derrick Johnson — agreed that the players have been the biggest issue. The issue is getting the team to play it the way they need to play it, because there have been far too many breakdowns in the first two weeks for the Chiefs. If it is simply miscommunication, that could be ironed out in time to get moving in the right direction.
If not, anger will likely trump puzzlement as the leading response to the Chiefs season.