Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 1/27/12
The Kansas City Chiefs' defensive staff has taken shape for the 2012 season. Appearing with me and co-host Jim Miller on Sirius XM NFL Radio, Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli said he expected new head coach Romeo Crennel to double as the team's defensive coordinator. Crennel handled both duties for the final three games last season when promoted on a then-interim basis to replace the fired Todd Haley. "I'm not sure if he stated it publicly, but I get the sense Romeo wants to be the coordinator on defense," Pioli said while attending the Senior Bowl. "I don't know if he's made the absolute final decision, but I'm pretty sure that's the way he wants to go." Chiefs defensive back coach Emmitt Thomas also will be returning to the staff, a source told FOXSports.com. Numerous media outlets reported Thomas had drawn interest from Oakland to join the staff of new Raiders head coach Dennis Allen, which was confirmed to FOXSports.com by two sources. The 68-year-old Thomas served as a men...
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