Unsolicited press conference advice for Romeo Crennel
The Kansas City Star
So, Romeo Crennel just rocked one of the weirder press conferences of the season, chastising the media for — best I can tell — quoting him accurately. You be the judge:
Romeo, on Wednesday: “(Breaston) needs to show that he has a greater understanding of the game plan and he can execute the game plan. If he can do that, then he can be in uniform.”
Romeo, on Thursday: “I don’t know how you get he doesn’t know the game plan out of that.”
If he chooses, he’ll be someone’s defensive coordinator next year and he’ll be terrific at it. His players will love him, his defenses will be solid, he’ll be back in the position he’s done so well, and the rest of us will try to move on from this disaster of a Chiefs season.
But before we do that, here at DKTM we occasionally like to offer free and unsolicited advice on how to handle those rascally media types and their ornery questions.
Here is a better play for Romeo today:
“Yesterday, I said Steve Breaston needed to better understand the game plan before he would suit up again for us. I also said there were other factors, like special teams, but I know the focus has been on whether he knows our game plans and I wish I’d have explained myself better. I’m a football coach, not an orator, so let me clarify. Steve is a hard worker, a great teammate, and a veteran who knows every receiver position on every play we have. I didn’t mean to imply otherwise. But there are other things that have kept him from suiting up recently, things that I’d rather keep between Steve and I. We’re trying to put the best team we can on the field, and especially if Dwayne Bowe can’t play, we could use his talents and abilities. I haven’t made a decision on our roster this week yet, but I can promise you that if Steve isn’t dressed it won’t be because he doesn’t know our game plan or isn’t working hard enough.”