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Romeo Crennel: Chiefs have to figure out what we do well

Kansas City's interim coach Roeo Crennel looks around the field before the start against Green Bay in Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Chiefs interim head coach Romeo Crennel looks around the field before the start against the Green Bay Packers during the first half of their AFC-NFC NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri December 18, 2011. REUTERS/Dave Kaup (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)


Another week, another preseason performance that leaves Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel shaking his head.

Last week, after the Chiefs’ starters fell behind 14-0 on the way to a 31-17 loss to the Rams, Crennel expressed his concerns. And on Friday night, after the Chiefs’ starters fell behind 37-7 on the way to a 44-14 loss to the Seahawks, Crennel again expressed dismay.

We’ve got to try to figure out what we do well as a team in all phases and then try to get that done,” Crennel said, via the Kansas City Star. “Hopefully we can start making progress on that and get better before we get to the regular season because it’s right around the corner and we have to get better to give ourselves a chance.”

Final scores don’t much matter in the preseason, but it does raise concerns for a coach if his starters are getting outclassed by another team’s starters, and Crennel acknowledged that bothered him in the loss to the Seahawks.

“The starters played quite a bit tonight and they were the ones who were not able to get much done,” Crennel said.

Chiefs receiver Steve Breaston was more blunt.

“They punched us in the face and we didn’t respond well,” Breaston said. “Everybody is big on the third preseason game. It’s a step back as a team.”

The Chiefs are running out of time to take a step forward before the games count for real.