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Romeo Crennel doesn’t know why Jamaal Charles only got 5 carries

Joselio Hanson, Jamaal Charles

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) battles Oakland Raiders defensive back Joselio Hanson (23) during the first half of an NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)


Why did the Chiefs only give their best offensive playmaker, running back Jamaal Charles, five carries in Sunday’s loss to the Raiders? Good question. Just don’t expect their coach to provide the answer.

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel was asked after the game why the Chiefs didn’t get Charles more involved, and he said he doesn’t know.

“Now, that I’m not exactly sure either,” Crennel said after the game, via Dave Skretta of the Associated Press.

The Raiders were holding Charles in check, limiting him to just four yards on those five carries, plus six yards on three catches. So perhaps Chiefs offensive coordinator Brian Daboll decided that the Chiefs had to try something else.

But if that’s the case, you’d think Crennel, even as a defense-oriented head coach, would be involved enough to know that. Saying after the game that he doesn’t know what was going on offensively doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence in Crennel’s leadership. Or in his future.