KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Romeo Crennel wants another chance to be a head coach in the NFL. He may have the opportunity with the Kansas City Chiefs, if he can hold together a franchise in disarray over the next three weeks.
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"There were no conditions to this," Crennel said. "I want to try to be helpful in this situation, and I knew one of the ways I could be helpful was to be the interim coach."
The former Cleveland Browns head coach said his experience there left him with plenty to prove. He took over a moribund franchise and went 10-22 his first two years, getting the Browns on the cusp of making the playoffs after finishing 10-6 in 2007. Crennel received a contract extension, but the team slipped to 4-12 the following year and Crennel was let go.
"You know what? When I left Cleveland, one of the things I felt was that my competitive nature, my competitive energy that I have, I would like to be a head coach again and show I could get it done," Crennel said. "I know how to get it done and I think the experience will make me better."
"I know the respect Romeo commands in the locker room," Pioli said. "We talked with Romeo and I think he's someone we're definitely going to be talking to."
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