Kansas City Chiefs

KC Chiefs Romeo Crennel: A Good Head Coach in Need of a Defensive Coordinator

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 18:  Head coach Romeo Crennel of the Kansas City Chiefs watches from the sidelines during the game against the Green Bay Packers on December 18, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Rodney LayContributor IIISeptember 17, 2012

The Kansas City Chiefs' defensive unit has been run over two weeks in a row. Seventy-five points allowed in two games. That's the worst in the NFL, alongside the New Orleans Saints who are also 0-2.

The Chiefs have a lot of talent on the defensive side of the ball, so why are they being knocked around like a sub-par high school team?

Kansas City is in desperate need of a quality defensive coordinator. The Chiefs HAD a very good one last season, but that person was lost to a job promotion.

Romeo Crennel is a man that I think will be a very good head coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. However, he cannot play both roles.

Offensive and defensive coordinators are important jobs in today's NFL. Both positions are on an equal level to the head coach and both are too challenging to be combined with other responsibilities.  The Chiefs have done a good job of rebuilding this team through the draft and there is a lot of promise surrounding the quality of players. No one can deny that this youthful team has the talent necessary to compete and win, and win a lot.

But the Chiefs have failed miserably in one area over the past several years: stability on the coaching side of the ball has been a merry-go-round. No matter how many good players are brought on board, this franchise cannot produce a winner until the coaching carousel stops turning.

The Chiefs need a highly qualified and respected defensive coordinator, and then Romeo Crennel, Brian Daboll and Mr. X need to stay around for a while.

And I don't mean that management should start looking around at who is available and start the interview process. The Chiefs need a good defensive coordinator tomorrow. Lure someone, steal someone, create someone out of thin air.

I do not have anyone in mind. That is not my job. If it was, I would be cashing bigger checks. But I know this, if it was my job I would go out and find someone, and then I would keep them in place.

Finish the process. Put together a complete coaching staff that compliments and exceeds the talent on the field. We have two out of three, but "two out of three ain't bad" only works as a song lyric, not a formula for success. 

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