The Kansas City Chiefs are in a very interesting position this year. With a new head coach in Romeo Crennel, the culture at Arrowhead Stadium is changing and Crennel wants football to be played at a high level.
In a very rare outcome, the Chiefs are in a division where they finished in last place in 2011, but were only one game behind the division champions. It is no secret that the AFC West is not a strong division, and all four teams playing in this division have a legitimate shot at coming away with the division title in 2012.
Crennel wants nothing more than to win the division in his second tenure as an NFL head coach. He wants to make the most of his second chance.
In the past, it was known that Todd Haley was never really involved with the personnel decisions. After watching Crennel's press conference at the combine, it should be clear to everyone that he wants to give general manager Scott Pioli his input.
Crennel stated that he would be crazy not to consider Peyton Manning. Crennel was also very vocal about Robert Griffin III and how impressed he was with him during a 15-minute interview.
This isn't to say Haley never spoke about players. Nor did he have a chance to talk to Pioli about personnel decisions. However, Crennel seems far more serious about his job than Haley. It began when Crennel felt the need to yank Tyler Palko as the starting quarterback and place Kyle Orton as the team's leader to close the 2011 season.
Crennel spent his offseason forming a new offensive coaching staff to help Kansas City be better prepared for the 2012 season.
The Chiefs have some options to work with. In order to get something big, the Chiefs must give up something big. The Chiefs have receiver Dwayne Bowe under the franchise tag, along with the No. 11 pick of the draft, which might come in handy sometime this offseason.
With a player and a valuable draft pick on Kansas City's side, what players could they target and what are the chances that they could make a trade?