Romeo Crennel to use Chiefs' starters
Few people outside Oakland would begrudge the Chiefs for taking it easy against Denver. Crennel doesn’t expect that to be the case, though. He plans to put his best team on the field rather than get some young players in for the experience, guys like rookie quarterback Ricky Stanzi who have spent the majority of the season on the practice squad or the sideline.
“Every game that you play, the guy has to look in the mirror and know he’s giving his best effort to try to win the game,” Crennel said. “I think that’s the case Sunday with Denver, every guy on the team, the coaches included. Like I said, it’s never one guy.”
It's wishful thinking to suggest that Romeo Crennel approach Week 17 against the Broncos as if it doesn't matter.
It's also comical. Hey Romeo, um, listen, would you mind playing your practice squad quarterback this game, you know, for experience? We know you want to coach again in this league and want to win bad, but let's pull back on that fire a bit and let Ricky Stanzi play this thing out. He could be the real deal.