31 Dec 2012
Per Adam Schefter, the sword shall only come down on Crennel in Kansas City.
Because it's Romeo Crennel's fault that Matt Cassel was given a huge contract and four years to prove himself worthy of it. Because Romeo Crennel drafted Tyson Jackson third overall, spent a second-round pick on a hybrid player who has no NFL role, and drafted a first-round wideout who's most notable for getting in a fight with then-teammate Thomas Jones on the practice field.
That's not to say that Crennel is great shakes as a coach (he's not) or that he didn't deserve to get fired (he didn't have a lot to work with, but the Chiefs' inability to feed Jamaal Charles in some games this season bordered on pathologically bizarre), but the main reason the Chiefs are where they are is a lack of talent. And oh by the way, their best players -- Charles, Tamba Hali, Brandon Flowers, Derrick Johnson, and everybody else not named Eric Berry or Justin Houston -- were drafted by the previous regime.
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You don't see many fifth-round rookie wideouts with real expectations, but Tajae Sharpe is one. Tennessee's poor history of developing wideouts has led to a rare opportunity that Sharpe can seize this season.