What areas of the game do the Kansas City Chiefs (0-1) need to improve before their Week 2 matchup at the Buffalo Bills? Pretty much all of them, according to head coach Romeo Crennel.
"Offensively, I was pleased with the way the offense moved the ball the first half, although, I'm disappointed in what happened in the second half," Crennel said at the team's press conference Monday. "Defensively, we couldn't stop anybody on defense, and that's a problem. When you're not able to stop them on defense -- there were some closer down plays where we were close on the plays, but we didn't make them -- it's not good enough when you don't make them."
Special teams is also a concern:
"We had a couple special teams errors that hurt us during the course of the game," Crennel said. "All of those things put together, you end up losing the game. We have to try to get that fixed, get it ironed out, and do it in a short amount of time."
The Chiefs lost at home 40-24 to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, a game in which the defense never slowed down the Falcons and the offense was shut down in the second half. Crennel sees plenty of room for improvement before this weekend's game at Buffalo.
"We as a team lost our focus, and some individual breakdowns started to occur in the second half that didn't occur in the first half on both sides of the ball," Crennel said. "That's one of the things that if you're going to be successful in the NFL, you have to be strong-willed and be able to work through those situations when you're behind. You have to work through them and play your technique and do your job and all of those things that were preached to them on a daily basis."