March 21, 2018

Romeo Crennel Interviews for Texans DC Position

At Reliant today, the Houston Texans and Head Coach Bill O’Brien interviewed former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel to possibly fill the defensive coordinator position for 2014. Crennel is currently unemployed after being fired in 2013 as the Head Coach of the Chiefs and is scheduled to make $3.5 million in 2014 if he decides to take the position or not in Houston.

O’Brien has no connection with Crennel and have no prior coaching connection before today’s interview. Crennel was instrumental in the rise of the New England Patriots winning three Super Bowl rings running the defense under Bill Belichick and he also won two Super Bowl titles with the New York Giants in the early 1980s.

Crennel is a traditional 3-4 defensive coach that uses the 2 gap approach which is a change from former Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips who used the 1 gap scheme. There have been reports that Crennel has been unsure if he would return to coaching in 2014, but he is scheduled to coach in the 2014 East-West Shrine game where he will be the head coach for the West team. 

This could be a big hire for O’Brien’s new coaching staff, who could use a great defensive mind like Crennel to start the new era of Texans football under O’Brien.



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  1. […] agreed to become the defensive coordinator of the Texans under new coach Bill O’Brien. Crennel visited with the Texans last week and met with O’Brien for the first time to discuss the possibilities of coming to […]

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