Chiefs appoint Crennel

The Kansas City Chiefs have confirmed that interim coach Romeo Crennel has been appointed as the successor to the recently sacked Todd Haley.

Crennel, took charge of the team for the final three fixtures of the season, following the departure of Haley and finished with a 2-1 record from the matches, including a surprise victory against the then unbeaten Green Bay Packers. Fans of Betfair NFL should bear this in mind.

The Chiefs management say they were impressed by the way he stepped into the role and feel he’s done enough to prove he’s the right man for the job.

“The three games had a lot to do with where we arrived at this decision,” general manager Scott Pioli said. “Some of the things we saw was a great deal of accountability and consistency.

There was also a different energy to the football team. A lot of it had to do with those last three games.”

Crennel is known as one of the most personable coaches in the NFL and has certainly been a big hit with the Chiefs” players since joining the franchise in 2010 as their defensive co-ordinator. People looking at the Super Bowl 2012 betting should remember this.

Ironically his caring attitude was one of the reasons given for his dismissal in his only previous spell as a head coach at Cleveland but the 64-year-old feels he’s learned from the experience and is hoping his personality will help him lead Kansas to success.

“I think that basically, I’m a good guy” he said. “And I think this is what players appreciate—players appreciate honesty.

“Players appreciate you telling them like it is. They don’t always want to hear it. But that’s what they appreciate. I try to tell them what I believe, what I feel and how I think it should be done.”

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