KANSAS CITY, Mo. Four times on Sunday the Chiefs were in Denver territory facing short yardage on fourth down.
Four times the Chiefs and coach Romeo Crennel opted to either kick a field goal or punt.
Not exactly the hey-we-got-nothing-to-lose approach you might expect from a team that was 1-9 and riding a seven-game losing streak coming into the game.
But Crennel defended his decisions on Monday and said even in hindsight, he wouldn't have done anything differently.
No, the situation, when I made the decision that I made, I had good reasons for making them, Crennel said. You don't look back. You make your decisions and if they work, they think you're a genius. If they don't work, then they go the other way and they think you're a dummy.
Crennel's first decision to go conservative seemed the most logical. The Chiefs took the opening kickoff and drove from their own 29 to the Denver 16, and faced a fourth-and-3.
Taking the three points there was seemed a smart reward for a soli...