Felger & Mazz Live From Super Bowl XLVI: Crennel Gives Credit To Patriots’ Defense
Romeo Crennel, the former Patriots defensive coordinator and current head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, joined Felger and Massarotti to discuss his career with the Patriots and Sunday’s game.
Crennel was asked if he ever would have considered rejoining the Patriots staff, and he said he would have but the timing just never worked out.
“There was a chance, but the timing wasn’t right,” Crennel said on the show. “I committed to Scott [Pioli] before Bill [Belichick] had a chance to do anything. … I had a great time when I was [with New England].”
When it comes to the Patriots’ defense, the unit which hel used to run with excellence, Crennel said that despite the ugly stats, the D is simply good enough to get the job done.
“As you look at this defense, and this is one of the things that Bill has always done, is do what you need to do to win the game,” Crennel said. “You’d love to have a shutdown defense and be the best against the run and be the best against the pass and be the best in scoring and all of that, but can you win enough games? And they won enough games to be in the Super Bowl. And you can’t take that away from them.
“I don’t think you can discount them in this game.”
Crennel’s keys to the game are containing the powerful Giants pass rush and keeping the Giants from getting their running game going.