Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel spoke to the media Wednesday morning, ahead of the Chiefs' game against the New Orleans Saints. The Saints are led by interim head coach Aaron Kromer due to the suspensions of Sean Payton and Joe Vitt, and Crennel spoke on his experience as an interim coach in Kansas City during the 2011 season.
On the difficulty of being an interim coach:
"You haven’t been the guy, so now all of a sudden you’re the guy and you know there is an interim tag. I think you do the best you can. You’ve tried to prepare all your career for that opportunity, so now you’ve got your opportunity so you try to do the best with it."
On commanding the respect and attention of players:
"When you say, ‘substitute teacher’ or an interim, that means that somebody is standing over your shoulder and is going to be there the next day or next week or whatever. I don’t think you look at it like that. When you’re the guy, you’re the guy and you have to make decisions and you have to do what you think is best and then you go forward with it."
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