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Romeo Crennel not pleased with his team’s performance

Romeo Crennel

Kansas City Chiefs interim coach Romeo Crennel encourages his players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


The Chiefs’ starters fell behind the Rams’ starters 14-0 in the first quarter on Saturday night, on the way to a 31-17 loss. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel was not pleased.

Crennel said after the game that he didn’t think anyone on the Chiefs performed well, and that includes the coaching staff.

Not very good tonight,” Crennel said, via “And that’s being a little generous to say that. We didn’t coach well enough [and] we didn’t play well enough so the results were bad. The offense tried to come on a litlte bit and give us a little lift and scored making it a seven-point game but then we turned it over. Couldn’t stop anybody on defense so that opened up the drain. It just wasn’t good. Not enough focus, not enough concentration on the week when you’re breaking camp and doing all those things. It just shows we’re not mature enough yet.”

Not being good enough in Week Two of the preseason doesn’t necessarily translate to not being good enough when the regular season starts, but Crennel wants to see his team get a lot better in a hurry.

“We’re going to have to play a lot better if we’re going to have a chance to win in the NFL,” Crennel said. “No one really played good. The defense couldn’t stop anybody. The offense, they had one spark then we turned it over and had penalties. Just a lot of things went wrong. When that happens, you lose, And that’s what we did, we lost.”

And that’s what they’ll continue to do, Crennel thinks, if they don’t get a lot better.