In his moments of despair after the Chiefs finished taking their beating from the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night, Romeo Crennel sounded like a coach ready to seriously consider some drastic measures. Among them: leaving his duties as defensive coordinator for someone else and scrapping the offensive and defensive plans.
A day later, having had time to digest the 44-14 preseason defeat, Crennel was back on a more even keel. Crennel said Saturday he talked out of frustration immediately after the game and the Chiefs would stay their present course as they prepare for Thursday night’s final preseason game against the Packers in Green Bay.
“We’re not ready to throw the offense or the defense in the trash can or anything like that,” Crennel said. “The thing that we have to do is refine some techniques and we have to play better. Our guys are capable of doing that. We’ve got good ability on the team. I still feel that way. I still feel like we can make some plays and do some things. But we also have to be diligent about doing our responsibilities and executing our responsibilities and executing them at a high level.