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Romeo Crennel hits the injured list

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Through all of the things that have gone wrong for the Chiefs over the last 15 games, coach Romeo Crennel could always fall back on an old chestnut to find the bright side.

“At least you have your health,” he might have imagined to himself after another crushing defeat came to an end.

Crennel can’t even say that anymore. He took the podium for his Thursday press conference on crutches after getting fluid drained from his knee on Wednesday. Crennel said it is an old injury that has bothered him “on and off,” according to the Associated Press, and that it got bad enough for him to go see the doctor who decided to perform the procedure on the coach’s knee.

Crennel is planning to coach from the sideline on Sunday against the Broncos, although he said he would consider coaching from upstairs if his knee isn’t feeling better. With Sunday’s game expected to be his last as the Chiefs’ head coach, Crennel may have to hobble off into the sunset.

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12 Responses to “Romeo Crennel hits the injured list”
  1. skins716 says: Dec 27, 2012 2:53 PM

    great D coordinator, bad HC. good luck to you.

  2. ttgb2 says: Dec 27, 2012 2:58 PM

    As a Broncos fan whose only real note of Crennell has been at hist postgame presser this year after the Chiefs put up a lot more of a fight vs Denver than they were expected to, I have to say I think Romeo is a classy man.

    I’d be happy to have him as DC in Denver once he gets the boot in KC, as we’ll almost certainly lose Jack Del Rio to a HC job, maybe even to Arrowhead.

  3. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Dec 27, 2012 3:08 PM

    I know they have nothing at the QB position, but how can this guy keep his job with 5 pro bowlers and win 2 games?

  4. mataug says: Dec 27, 2012 3:09 PM

    1 winning season out of 5 full seasons of coaching, will probably stay as a defensive coordinator in this league
    even though at the age of 65, not sure how motivated he will be (specially after witnessing that horrid suicide)

  5. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Dec 27, 2012 3:10 PM

    He’s won 28 and lost 54 games. Seriously. That is horrendous record. He’s won 1/3 of the games he’s coached. Next…

  6. iminra6 says: Dec 27, 2012 3:31 PM

    Despite the record,Romeo is a good man,to have to endure what he did and have to hold together other grown men who were perplexed about Jovan Belcher having taken his life in the traumatic way that it happen, I tip my hat off to Romeo Crennel, Sir, your a class act and words can’t describe the how much you mean to some of us in Kansas city,Thankyou sir for being a true gentleman and comfort to a team and a city that was and is still lamenting over this tragedy.

  7. fdugrad says: Dec 27, 2012 3:32 PM

    Well, is it perhaps possible he has a knee problem due to the fact he weighs 400 lbs?

  8. djjackson81 says: Dec 27, 2012 3:45 PM

    Now I get it Coach was playing hurt no wonder.

  9. caseyinkc says: Dec 27, 2012 4:14 PM

    On a positive note: Local drive-thru donut shops and BBQ joints are thriving.

    I wish we could keep Romeo as DC, but he can’t stay as HC.

  10. tdshouldbeinthehall says: Dec 27, 2012 4:36 PM

    ttgb2 says:
    Dec 27, 2012 2:58 PM
    As a Broncos fan whose only real note of Crennell has been at hist postgame presser this year after the Chiefs put up a lot more of a fight vs Denver than they were expected to, I have to say I think Romeo is a classy man.

    I’d be happy to have him as DC in Denver once he gets the boot in KC, as we’ll almost certainly lose Jack Del Rio to a HC job, maybe even to Arrowhead.
    ——-
    JDR is going nowhere, he will be back with the Broncos and you can bet that.

  11. briang123 says: Dec 27, 2012 8:34 PM

    Great man, excellent defensive coordinator, awful head coach.

  12. joetoronto says: Dec 28, 2012 5:38 AM

    The whole franchise is on IR and have been all season.

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