In a recent interview on NFL AM, Scott Pioli took some time out to discuss a number of subjects, including how he came to his decision on the Kansas City Chiefs new head coach -- a key decision for any general manager. Instead of looking to the open market for his replacement for Todd Haley, Pioli decided to stay in house and elevate Romeo Crennel to the head coaching role.
Crennel had a failed stint after a few years with the Cleveland Browns that might have soured his stock as an NFL head coach, but apparently the Chiefs front office had seen enough to know a second time around could be more successful.
"I think he showed a number of things," said Pioli. "I mean he was very consistent and he motivated the team to play in three really difficult games and gave u a chance to win. The players' response to his coaching and his style and also the preparation that he and the coaching staff had in those last three games and it was pretty clear he needed to be the guy."
Crennel, 66, is 26-41 as an NFL head coach, including a 2-1 record as an interim coach last year for KC.